SimbaIntroduction to Africa Created by Mr. Raponi
ObjectivesStudents will be able to locate 3 majorphysical features of the African continent.Students will be able to discuss how theSahara Affects the continent of Africa.Students will be able to discuss theimportance of the Nile River.
Plateau Africa has the highests ________________ than anywhere else in the world. The average height of Africa is over _____________ feet above sea level. Separating all of the plateaus are steep cliffs, many of which have waterfalls going over the side.
Mountain Even with its high elevation, Africa south ofs the ________________ has only a few tall mountains. Wind and water has worn away many of them. At 19,340 feet ____________________ is the tallest mountain peak in Africa.
River Four great rivers slice throughs Africa. The first three are the ____________________ ____________________ ____________________ The world’s longest river is located in Africa, the __________ stretches for more than 4,000 miles. This river flows through Egypt and into the Mediterranean Sea.
Desert More of Africa is covered by deserts than any others continent. In the North there is the ____________, which is the largest desert in the world. In the South, are the ____________ and the Kalahari. In the daytime, the temperatures soar to 120 degrees, only a few shrubs and cacti are found here.
Grassland Around Africa’s desertss stretch areas of partly dry grasslands called ___________ areas. Directly south of the Sahara is a steppe area known as the _____________. This area is gradually becoming a desert due to drought and has been a major hardship for people living in the area.
Africans have used the environment too meet their needs.Agriculture _________________ and _________________ are the leading economic activities. Africa leads the world in the production of cacao, cassava, cloves and sweet potatoes. Africa is also a main producer of coffee, bananas, and cotton.
Minerals and Resources of Africa include gold, diamonds, and copper.Manufacturing Despite many resources, manufacturing only plays a small role in Africa’s economy. Many countries in Africa are working to build _________________ and improve _____________________.
The People Africa is divided into of Africa _______ independent countries, each with their own ethnic groups, languages, and customs. More than one billion people live on the continent of Africa, which is quickly growing in population. Almost ________ of Africans live in rural villages.
History of By 1914, Africa _______________ had divided nearly all of Africa amongst themselves. In the 1950s and 1960s, most of these European colonies were able to break away and become their own independent countries.