Presentation on theme: "In the activator, you attempted to locate a few physical and political features of Africa. By the end of this lesson, you will be able to locate these."— Presentation transcript:
1 Essential Question: Where are the major physical features and nations of Africa located?
2 In the activator, you attempted to locate a few physical and political features of Africa. By the end of this lesson, you will be able to locate these and many more.
3 Standards:SS7G1a. 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.SS7G1b. Locate on a world and regional political-physical map the countries of Democratic Republic of the Congo (Zaire), Egypt, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, Sudan, and South Sudan.
4 Africa’s Size Second largest continent 11,700,000 sq. mi. M I L E SM I L E SSecond largest continent 11,700,000 sq. mi.10% of the world’s population.4 times the size of the U. S.
24 Kalahari Desert: Large, dry (arid) sandy area in southern Africa
25 semi-desert, with huge tracts of excellent grazing after good rains Kalahari Desertsemi-desert, with huge tracts of excellent grazing after good rainscovers much of Botswana and parts of Namibia & South Africa
51 Create a Mnemonic Device to help remember the countries of Africa Have students work individually or with a partner to create a mnemonic device to remember the countries of Latin America. Students can write their mnemonic device on the bottom of their map sheet. Share several devices with the class.
53 Physical and Political Features Review Activities [if needed] Africa Physical and Political Features FlashcardsPhysical and Political Features Slipcover
54 SummarizerThere are two options for the summarizer. The one shown on the slide is the lower level version. Another version is higher level because students have to select a starting point, a direction, and determine the physical features and countries seen in each day. Additionally, a word bank is not included for the physical features and countries.