Week of: 01/03-01/07 1.Examine and critically think about issues and topics occurring in parts of Africa today. 2.

VAnalyze thematic maps of Africa and draw important connections between them . 3.Identify major characteristics of Africa's subregions. 4.Understand and give supported evidence of how people adapt to living in a desert region like the Sahara. Monday 01/03 No Workbook Assignment. Complete “Mapping Africa” work. Tuesday 01/04 Watch video Assignment Discovery: “Africa Today.” Complete the concept map below by writing a minimum of 5 specific topics covered in the video that you learned about that all tie in with the title. Be sure to provide some detail for each topic you include.

Weekly WS7 Workbook

Africa Today

Postviewing video questions. 1.What were your general impressions of this video? Please support your answer.

2.What are some of the problems/conflicts countries in Africa are currently facing that the video shows?

3..Give specific examples of how this video helps us understand that there is much “hope” and progress happening in Africa today.

Wednesday 01/05 Gallery Walk Activity 4.Name an advantage and disadvantage of Africa's Geography that you learned from the Gallery Walk: Advantage(s): Disadvantage(s)

5.What region (North, East, South and Central or West) of Africa would you prefer to live in? Explain characteristics (population density, economic wealth, climate, etc...) of that region that would lead you to choose that spot.

6.What map might you look at to learn about possible areas that have a lot of industry? Explain.

What connections can you make between climate thematic map and the population density map?

7.What connections can you make between the physical features map and the population density map?

Thursday Overview of Africa Ppt. 8.There are _________ countries and __________ island nations on the continent of Africa. 9.Africa is made up of _____________ ________________. These include: !

10.Africa is often called the “_______________ _______________.” Draw a picture to show why.

11.Subregion Profiles: You may write notes out or draw a picture that is supported with captions for these profiles. North Africa Notes on Physical Features: Notes on Climate

Notes on Vegetation

Notes on Economic Activity

Notes on Physical Features:

West Africa Notes on Climate

Notes on Vegetation

Notes on Economic Activity

Notes on Physical Features

East Africa Notes on Climate

Notes on Vegetation

Notes on Economic Activity

Notes on Physical Features

Central and Southern Africa Notes on Climate

Notes on Vegetation

Notes on Economic Activity

12.Assignment: Read 20.1 & 20.2 Be prepared to come to class tomorrow being able to answer the following questions (Hint: there will likely be a graded “no notes” assignment tomorrow.) ! Be able to describe natural conditions in the Sahara and the Sahel ! Be able to explain how people have adapted to living in a desert region.

Friday 01/07 Complete Friday's Warm-up then turn in to your hour's basket :) :) :)

Quote:

“The darkest thing about Africa has always been our ignorance of it.” -George Kimble

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