Africa with poster by Evan-Moor
Africa presents an overview of the geography of this continent and its island countries. The teaching and learning in this unit are based on the five themes of geography developed by the Association of American Geographers together with the National Council for Geographic Education.
WORKSHEET & Sample PDF Activity
Sample PDF Activity
The five themes of geography are described on pages 2 and 3. The themes are also identified on all student worksheets throughout the unit.
Africa is divided into seven sections.
Introducing Africa – page 7
Water and Landforms – page 11
Geographic Regions – page 15
Political Divisions – page 25
Africa’s Resources – page 39
African Animals – page 47
The People – page 56
Each section includes:
• teacher resource pages explaining the activities in the section
• information pages for teachers and students
• reproducible resources (maps, note takers, activity pages)
Pages 4–6 provide suggestions on how to use this unit, including instructions for creating a geography center.
1. What do you already know about the many countries and regions of Africa?
2. If you could talk to someone from an African country, what would you ask?
Relative location tells where a place is located in relation to other places. Use the description of its relative location to help you find Africa on the world map. Color in the continent on the map below and write Africa on it.
Africa, the second largest continent, is located between the Atlantic and Indian Oceans. It is to the south of Europe and to the north of Antarctica. The equator runs through the middle of the continent.
Imagine you are describing the relative location of the country in which you live to a student in Africa. What would you say?