Students learn about
African geography, study the overall continent of Africa and its
individual countries, discuss demographics and participate in research
and class activities.
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study African geography to understand the location of individual countries
and their related culture groups.
Students recognize Africa's
importance on a global basis and find Africa on a map.
Students analyze the
location of each individual country and its relationship to their
Students learn how cultural
groups vary from country to country.
7 and above
World atlas, map of Africa, and small country maps of Africa. Printable
country maps of Africa are available on-line. Just select a map from the list, click on the map to
activate the frame and select "print frame" from your file menu.
If your classroom has on-line access, you may also make the on-line
atlas available to students.
Give each student
an unlabeled country map of Africa. Have students identify their country,
conduct research on that country, and present a paper and/or oral presentation.
Grades 6 and
Same as above,
but omit the paper and the oral report.
2: Word Scramble
7 and above
Print copies of the word scramble handout. When you are ready to view
or print the handout, select this text. Select print from your file menu. Use the
back button to return to this page.
a copy of the handout to the students. Ask the students to unscramble
the letters that spell out cultural groups and countries of Africa.
3: Word Find
6 and below
Print copies of the word find handout. When you are
ready to view or print the handout, select
this text. Use the back button to return to this page.
Provide a copy of the handout to the students. Ask the students
to circle the letters that spell out the names of African cultural groups.