Connecting Africa: A Project-Based Learning Adventure

This Connecting Africa: A Project-Based Learning Adventure lesson plan also includes:

Mission Possible: Your task is to design a new highway route from Tunis, Tunisia to Cape Town, South Africa. If you accept the challenge, you must create a small map of the route that has already been rejected, a rationale for rejection of this route; a chart of countries and capitals on the proposed highway, a magazine cover and article about the region, a large map showing physical and political places within proposed route, and a memo to World Bank detailing the design and support needed for the new route.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Post the projects on Pinterest or a blog 
Classroom Considerations

  • Designed to meet the needs of gifted and/or self-motivated learners capable of following a line of inquiry independently
  • The project could also be used in a classroom or homeschool situation
Pros

  • The 20-page packet includes a list of requirements for the project, worksheets, templates for the maps, and rubrics for the various aspects of the project
Cons

  • None