Presentation on theme: "Place Location- Africa"— Presentation transcript:
1Place Location- Africa The following tutorial is designed to help you with locations of physical features and countries in Southwest Asia based on 7th grade social studies Georgia Performance Standards
2GPS Standards Addressed SS7G1 The student will locate selected features of Africa.a. Locate on a world and regional political-physical map: the Sahara, Sahel, savanna, tropical rain forest, Congo River, Niger River, Nile River, Lake Tanganyika, Lake Victoria, Atlas Mountains, and Kalahari Desert.b. Locate on a world and regional political-physical map the countries of, Democratic Republic of the Congo (Zaire), Egypt, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, and Sudan.
3REMEMBER Click on pictures, maps, highlighted links etc. You may learn something!
4Africa Place Location Physical Features Go ToNextFeature
16Atlas Mtns. Sahara Sahel Tropical Rain Forest savanna Kalahari Go to CountriesKalahari
17Sahara DesertBACKClick map to see points of interest in the SaharaClick Picture to see how people live in the SaharaThe Sahara Desert, covering most of North Africa, is the largest desert in the world. From north to south the Sahara is between 800 and 1,200 miles and is at least 3,000 miles from east to west.
18SahelBACKExplore the SahelLocated at the southern edge of the Sahara Desert, the Sahel is an arid region made up of grassland and savanna.
19SavannaBACKCLICKCLICK PICWhat is a savanna?A large part of Africa is made up of savannas. Savannas are areas in tropical or subtropical regions covered with grasses and scattered trees. Africa has savannas in the Northern and Southern Hemispheres.
20Tropical Rain ForestBACKWhat is a rain forest?Check this out!To the south of the Sahel, much of western Africa near the Equator is covered by rain forests.
21Atlas MountainsClick HereBACKThe Atlas Mountains are a mountain range in northwest Africa in the countries of Morocco, Tunisia, and Algeria.
22Kalahari DesertBACKClick in the DesertThe Kalahari Desert is located in southwest Africa in the countries of Botswana, South Africa, and Namibia.
23Lake VictoriaBACKWhere does Lake Victoria rank in size in comparison to the world’s lakes? Click and find out.Click the PicLocated in eastern Africa, Lake Victoria is the largest lake on the continent and the source of the Nile River. Uganda, Tanzania, and Kenya all border this lake.
24Lake TanganyikaBACKClick the LakeLake Tanganyika is the longest freshwater lake in the world. It is located between the Democratic Republic of Congo and Tanzania in eastern Africa. Burundi and Zambia also border this lake.
25Nile RiverBACKClick the yellow boxTake a TourThe Nile River, at almost 4,000 miles, is the longest river in the world. It flows north from Lake Victoria through Uganda, Sudan, and Egypt into the Mediterranean Sea.
26Congo RiverBACKClick ItThe Congo River is the second longest river in Africa. Its source is in the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo, and it forms part of the border between the Democratic Republic of Congo and Congo. It flows into the Atlantic Ocean.
27Niger RiverBACKClick the mapThe Niger River from spaceThe Niger River flows through the western part of Africa. Its source is in Guinea, and it flows through Mali, Niger, and Nigeria before emptying into the Gulf of Guinea, which is part of the Atlantic Ocean.
28Our standards give us 6 countries we need to be able to locate. Next SlideOur standards give us 6 countries we need to be able to locate.Click the to see the countries
29Democratic Republic of the Congo Next SlideDemocratic Republic of the Congo