THE CONTINENT OF AFRICA
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Map Questions - Below are questions about these two maps. The top map is a map that shows the countries of Africa, as well as some important lines of latitude (Tropic of Cancer, Equator, Tropic of Capricorn), and a line of longitude (the Prime Meridian). The bottom map shows the main geographic regions of Africa. Look at each map carefully to answer questions.



WHAT DO YOU KNOW ABOUT THE GEOGRAPHY OF AFRICA

Learn the geographic regions of Africa
Play the game - how well do you know the geographic regions of Africa?

Learn about Africa's rivers
Play the game - how well do you know Africa's rivers?

Learn about Africa's bodies of water
Play the game - how well do you know Africa's bodies of water?


AFRICA PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY

Read this article about the physical geography of Africa

After reading the article (2 pages), answer the questions below.



AFRICA - MOVEMENT

Download "My Furthest Back Person" by Ales Haley by clicking the document below



Africa - Human Geography
The Story of Africa - Bantu Migrations
The Bantu Migrations



Africa – Natural Resources

Oil
Diamonds
Salt
Gold
Iron
Cobalt
Uranium
Copper
Petroleum
Tropical Fruits
Wood

You will be exploring one resource. You must do the following:
1. Tell what specific things that resource is used for (some are used for many, so just talk about things we would recognize)
2. Using a ScribbleMap, outline the region of Africa where that resource is mainly found.
3. Explain how that resource is extracted and brought to market - a few sentences and a picture.
4. Find a picture of your resource in its RAW form
5. Find a picture of your resource in it's REFINED form (what it looks like after it's been made into something we buy and use).
6. Be sure to use proper annotations for your pictures and LABEL them - explain what they are.
7. Identify whether it is a RENEWABLE or NONRENEWABLE resource

You will be putting all of this information on your Weebly site under a new page you make for AFRICA.