7 Continents: Africa Grades 4-6

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7 Continents: Africa Grades 4-6

EMC Number: 3737

Page Count: 128

EAN: 9781609631321

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Develop geography literacy while learning about the unique characteristics of Africa!

The 7 Continents: Africa helps students learn about Africa through engaging reading and writing activities.

Five geography units cover the following standards-based topics:

Section 1: Africa in the World
Introduces students to the location of Africa in the world.

  • Africa's Relative Location
  • Africa's Hemispheres
  • Africa's Absolute Location
  • Using a Projection Map

Section 2: Political Divisions of Africa
Introduces students to the five regions and 53 countries of Africa.

  • Population of Africa
  • Countries of Africa
  • Largest Countries by Area
  • Smallest Countries by Area
  • Largest Countries by Population
  • Northern Africa
  • Western Africa
  • Central Africa
  • Eastern Africa
  • Southern Africa
  • Largest Cities of Africa

Section 3: Physical Features of Africa
Students learn about the landforms and bodies of water of Africa.

  • Africa's Landscape
  • Mount Kilimanjaro
  • Great Rift Valley
  • Africa's Deserts
  • African Savanna
  • Africa's Rainforests
  • Madagascar
  • Africa's Bodies of Water
  • Africa's Lakes
  • Major Rivers of Africa
  • Amazing Waterfalls of Africa

Section 4: Valuable Resources of Africa
Students learn about the various natural resources of Africa.

  • Oil Production in Africa
  • Mining for Gold and Diamonds
  • Farming in Africa
  • Sharing the Nile River
  • Africa's Cacao and Coffee
  • African Safaris
  • The Great Migration
  • Africa's Desert Animals
  • Rainforest Animals

Section 5: African Culture
Introduces students to the wide variety of traditional African cultures.

  • Tourist Attractions
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Three African Fabrics
  • Music and Dance
  • Languages of Africa
  • Major Religions of Africa
  • African Cuisines

This resource contains teacher support pages, reproducible student pages, and an answer key.