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Students examine the gold-mining industry in Africa. In this geography skills lesson, students watch "Africa: Economics and Change," investigate the challenges of working in mines, research attributes and production of gold and discuss their findings with their classmates.
Prepare yourself for a top-notch presentation on colonialism in Africa! Discussed are the reasons for African multilingualism. Maps and a country-by-country look at various colonists that made their mark on the African continent are explored. A case study and look at the effects of colonialism are covered in sociolinguistic terms. Remember that language houses culture and the shifts seen therein.
Trey from Phish and Dave from the Dave Mathews Band took a trip to Africa to explore music, culture, and history. Your class watches this episode from VH1's Music Studio to understand how African culture and music have influenced modern American artists. Background information on Senegal, the musicians, web links, and critical-thinking questions accent this well-thought-out lesson that blends pop culture, social studies, and music.
High schoolers explore apartheid. In this South Africa lesson, students discover details regarding apartheid and determine how the black majority suffered under apartheid. High schoolers discuss why the white minority leadership of South Africa gave up political control of the country to the black majority.
Learners examine the shortage of food in Africa. In this geography skills activity, students consider how conflict and extreme situations may result in food shortages for some nations. Learners analyze the provided photographs and videos and conduct their own research about African food shortages. Students consider how to combat the problem.
Learners explore the cities of Cairo, Istanbul, Jerusalem, Mecca and Tehran. In this Middle East lesson plan, students complete a map, research one of the five the cities and prepare a presentation that includes details about the city. Learners also create a musical instrument that these five cities are known for.
Introduce the topic of sustainable development. Using Africa as an example, high schoolers will read about these types of projects and how they are protecting their wildlife in reserves. They analyze the role of globalization in these types of projects and debate the usefulness in wildlife reserves.
Students examine the types of tools and maps used in Geography. They create their own geographic perspective in regards to Africa. Using an issue of their choice, they analyze the issue through the geographic perspective. They answer questions related to the issue they choose as well.
Students explore African culture. For this geography cross-curricular lesson, students locate and identify Africa on a globe and map, view Power Point presentations that feature the people, climate, and animals of Africa, and design and decorate tribal clothing. Students also write in a journal and participate in Reader's Theatre featuring an African folktale.
Students draw a picture of an African city that is similar to a U.S. city and discover how other parts of the world have the same types of buildings. In this global similarities lesson, students create a map of an African city and label buildings and points of interest. Students then compare the African city to one in the US.
Young scholars examine the importance of trade in West Africa. Using a virtual time capsule, they travel back to ancient times and travel along with a caravan. They answer specific questions related to the journey and items they are trading. They label the major trade routes on a map and the path Islam followed while spreading throughout Africa.
Investigate the culture and economics or Southern Africa in this text-companion worksheet. Learners read about the gold trade, apartheid, wealth division, and traditional lifestyles in this region. They take notes and answer 4 short-answer comprehension questions as they read the selection. A graphic organizer is provided for notes, and should be copied into notebooks. Vocabulary words are defined on the side. Intended for use with the McDougal Littell World Geography text.