This file is a resource pack about the major physical features in Africa: the Sahara, Sahel, savanna, tropical rain forest, Congo River, Niger River, Nile River, Lake Victoria, Great Rift Valley, Mt. Kilimanjaro, Atlas Mountains, and Kalahari Desert (as outlined by the Georgia Standard of Excellence – SS7G1). This lesson includes a presentation with important facts about the features and where they are located, as well as colorful images. There is also a graphic organizer for note-taking during the presentation, a quick review game, a creative writing assignment, an fun activity, a map and directions for students to label countries and features, and a ticket out the door included in this file.
~Standards Poster – slide 2
~Africa Map and directions (for labeling) and KEY – slides 3-6
~Africa’s Physical Features Chart (graphic organizer for note-taking) and KEY -- slides 7-11
~Africa’s Physical Features Notes (facts, location, images, etc.) – slides 12-70
~Physical Features Trading Cards activity -- slides 77-79
~Pass the Paper group review game – slides 80-93
~Africa Postcard creative writing activity – slides 94-96
~Comprehension Check (could also be used as quiz) and KEY -- slide 97-99
~Give Me Five! Ticket Out the Door -- slides 100-101
*This file is aligned to the Georgia Standards of Excellence for 7th grade Social Studies.
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Here are some great supplemental activities that pair with this lesson:
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