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African Beetles Beat the Heat in the Sahara Desert
Three thousand plant species light up Africa's Karoo Desert for merely two weeks of the year. Compare and contrast the Karoo geography with that of the Sahara to highlight the difference just a few extra centimeters of rain can have on a desert environment.
3 mins 5th - 8th Science 3 Views 1 Download
Global and Local Dust over North America
Meteorology majors will be enriched by this presentation on the movement of dust throughout our world atmosphere. They will examine graphs of the spatial and chemical patterns of the dust suspended over North America and then extend the study to other continents.
10th - Higher Ed Science 3 Views 1 Download
Networks of Communication and Exchange: 300 BC - 1100 CE
A complete presentation defining, displaying, and providing rationale for the impact trade had on early societies. Beginning with the Silk Road in 300 BC and ending with the spread of Christianity to Ethiopia in 1100 CE. Topics include nomadism, trade, the spread of religion, maritime systems, Saharan trade/culture, and evidence for early globalization.
11th - Higher Ed Social Studies & History 11 Views 24 Downloads
Young scholars investigate the process of desertification in the Sahel region of Africa. They discuss photos from a National Geographic magazine, analyze the physical/political map of the Sahara, identify the causes and effects of desertification on a handout, and write a conversation between two people.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 15 Views 91 Downloads
Where is the World is Mrs. Waffenschmidt? #18
Mrs. Waffenschmidt is off again, but where to this time? Use the informational text to uncover her mystery location. Your class will read facts and conclude that she is in the Sahara Desert. This is a good way to make informational text more fun.
5th - 7th Social Studies & History 3 Views 5 Downloads
Students listen to a lecture on the geography of sub-Sahara Africa. They then make a poster that illustrates the various landforms and climates that can be found in Africa. Students listen to a lecture on the diversity of African cultures. They write a diary entry that chronicles what slaves or slave owners went through on the trans-Atlantic voyage of a slave ship.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 27 Downloads
The Sahara Desert
Several exquisite images are linked together in this video. Draw on the phenomenal imagery to spark student discussion or create interest at the start of a unit. Don't forget to challenge students with the fun games listed below, as well!
5 mins 1st - 8th Social Studies & History 6 Views 6 Downloads
Crossing the Sahara Desert by Camel
Can you guess how much it costs to buy a camel? Traveling by camel is a common way of reaching one's destination in northern Africa. Follow our leader as he shops the camel mart and attempts to barter for a camel.
3 mins 6th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 0 Downloads
Help young readers learn how to highlight the most important information in a text. A short passage about deserts and a bulleted list are provided as an example. After reviewing it as a class, have learners try the passage about the Sahara on their own.
3rd - 5th Language Arts 3 Views 63 Downloads
Seven Natural Wonders of Africa
Students draw a picture and write a few sentences telling about their favorite natural wonder of Africa. They discuss the importance of the Nile River, Mount Kilimanjaro, the Great Rift Valley, the Serengeti Plains, and the Sahara Desert.
K - 3rd Social Studies & History 8 Views 66 Downloads
Improving a Paragraph 4
Assign a paragraph a day! For the first four days, class members will need to focus in order to improve a paragraph and make it their own. Revision suggestions are given for each prompt. On the fifth day, give writers the chance to compose their own paragraph.
6th - 9th Language Arts 46 Views 84 Downloads
Trekking to Timbuktu: Restoring the Past
Middle schoolers investigate the environmental factors that threaten Timbuktu. Students investigate what measures are being taken to restore their mosques, and the condition of their ancient manuscripts. Middle schoolers discover information about the Timbuktu salt trade and the Sahara Desert.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 3 Views 12 Downloads
Healthy Girls, Healthy Villages
Learners consider the impact of education. In this global issues lesson, students explore the effectiveness of the Camp GLOW program in Niger. Learners discuss the issues that face women and girls in Niger and identify how education can address the issues.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 7 Views 33 Downloads
Designed to assess your class's ability to follow directions, this reading activity has learners split into groups, read a series of instructions, read a passage, and answer two lists of questions. Can they remember to raise their hand quietly if they need help?
8th - 10th Language Arts 11 Views 39 Downloads