Africa’s Geography – STUDY GUIDE
Covers Georgia 7th Grade GPS standards:
SS7G1 – The student will located selected features of Africa.
a. Locate on a world and regional political-physical map: the Sahara, Sahel, savanna, tropical rainforest, Congo River, Niger River, Nile River, Lake Tanganyika, Lake Victoria, Atlas Mountains, and Kalahari Desert
b. Locate on a world and regional political-physical map: the countries of Democratic Republic of the Congo (Zaire), Egypt, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, Sudan and South Sudan.
SS7G2 – The student will discuss the environmental issues across the continent of Africa.
a. Explain how water pollution and the unequal distribution of water impacts irrigation, trade, industry, and drinking water.
b. Explain the relationship between poor soil and deforestation in Sub-Saharan Africa.
c. Explain the impact of desertification on the environment of Africa from the Sahel to the rainforest.
SS7G3 – The student will explain the impact of location, climate, and physical characteristics on population distribution in Africa.
a. Explain how the characteristics of the Sahara, Sahel, savanna, and tropical rainforest affect where people live, the type of work they do, and transportation.