Geography of Africa COMPLETE UNIT Human & Physical CCSS Aligned

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Michele Luck's Social Studies
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Are you looking for a complete unit for the Geography of Africa? This complete 10+ day unit for the study of Africa in a Geography or other Social Studies course will save you time and stress in planning content-filled, skills-based lessons for your students.

Includes a unit/lesson plan, student-centered activities, learning centers, online interactives, all student materials, and more.

Content Topics Covered

Physical Geography of Africa

Human Geography

Regions of Africa

Environment of Africa

About this Resource

Unit covers the physical geography of Africa with mapping and atlas investigation activities, the human geography and a cultural study through the use of news articles from African outlets, a study of the regions of Africa through visiting centers or a response group activity, and an online interactive investigation on the Environment of Africa.

All activities are student-centered and require higher-order thinking skills.

Students will also practice basic geographic and social studies skills throughout the unit.

Reading and collaborative group assignments will help with student literacy and the unit will address most state and the national standards.

A teacher unit plan is provided with daily suggestions for bell ringers, homework, and exit slips.

An end of the unit assessment is included, requiring students to make decisions about the culture of Africa and to prioritize significant information to create an online collage with an essay option. Unit project could easily be adapted to use without online access.

A complete Unit Test is also included with multiple choice, response, and mapping. A study guide accompanies the test for student preparation.

Teacher directions are also provided, as well as ALL student and activity materials. Many of the student handouts include graphic organizers and wrap-up questions to help students better prepare for assessments.

This would also be a great introductory unit for an African History course or World History course study of the region.

Save even more by purchasing this as part of my World Geography Complete Course!

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Geography of Africa Unit Test & Study Guide

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Total Pages
101 pages
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Teaching Duration
2 Weeks
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Cite specific textual evidence to support analysis of primary and secondary sources.
Determine the central ideas or information of a primary or secondary source; provide an accurate summary of the source distinct from prior knowledge or opinions.
Identify key steps in a text’s description of a process related to history/social studies (e.g., how a bill becomes law, how interest rates are raised or lowered).
Describe how a text presents information (e.g., sequentially, comparatively, causally).
Identify aspects of a text that reveal an author’s point of view or purpose (e.g., loaded language, inclusion or avoidance of particular facts).


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