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September 13, 2011

  1. 1. September 13, 2011<br />The Sahara Desert, located in Africa, is the worlds largest desert. It is spreading to the south by up to 30 miles a year. Some countries may soon become uninhabitable. Is this a problem for the nations affected, for all of Africa, or for the world? Who should help fix it?<br />
  2. 2. Objective:<br />Learn the main geographic features of Africa<br />Be able to place them on a map<br />
  3. 3. Homework:<br />Egyptian Worksheet<br />This will be your homework for the next two days<br />We will review this work on Thursday<br />
  4. 4. Vocabulary:<br />Geography / Geographic<br />Having to do with the physical features of an area – mountains rivers, etc.<br />Studying the Land Forms of the world<br />
  5. 5. How big is Africa?<br />Africa is larger than Europe, the continental United States, China, and Alaska combined<br />http://www.bu.edu/africa/outreach/materials/handouts/howbig.html<br />
  6. 6. Africa is often divided into North Africa and Sub – Saharan Africa<br />North Africa is Arabic today<br />Sub Saharan contains most of what we think of when we think of Africa<br />
  7. 7. Parts of Africa<br />
  8. 8. The Sahara<br />Worlds second largest desert<br />(Antarctica is the largest)<br />3.6 million square miles in area<br />Expanding at a rapid rate<br />
  9. 9. Sahara<br />
  10. 10. The Sahel<br />Means “coast” in Arabic<br />The coast of the Sahara<br />Transition between grasslands to the south and the Sahara in the north<br />
  11. 11. The Sahel<br />
  12. 12. Savanna<br />Grassland<br />Location of most of the animals well known to Africa<br />Location of much of the West African culture that was transplanted to the new world<br />
  13. 13. Savanah<br />
  14. 14. Great Rift Valley<br />Location of Olduvai Gorge<br />Large valley with a fault down the middle<br />Located on the East Coast of Africa<br />
  15. 15. Lake Victoria<br />Named for Queen Victoria<br />African name: Ukerewe<br />26,600 square miles<br />Africa’s largest lake<br />
  16. 16. Nile River<br />Longest river in the world<br />4130 Miles long<br />Name in ancient Egyptian – Iteru<br />
  17. 17. Foldable book<br />Fold across the short width of the paper (hamburger fold)<br />
  18. 18. Foldable book<br />Fold it again across the narrow part<br />
  19. 19. Foldable book<br />Fold it again across the narrow part<br />
  20. 20. Foldable book<br />Title page – African Geography + pic<br />One page per geographic feature<br />1-2 points of info per feature<br />I visual<br />
  21. 21. Exit ticket:<br />The completed book is your exit ticket<br />

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