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ERIC Number: ED239984
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Pages: 84
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Happel, Sue; Loeb, Joyce
Although the activities in this unit are designed primarily for students in the intermediate grades, the document's text, illustrations, and bibliographic references are suitable for anyone interested in learning about Africa. Following a brief introduction and map work, the document is arranged into six sections. Section 1 traces Africa's history from as early as 3000 B.C. to the present. Section 2 focuses on the Sahara desert and describes the nomadic life styles of the Bedouin and Tuareg peoples. Section 3 deals with the Nile River Valley and includes information about ancient and modern Egypt, including Cairo and the Suez Canal. Section 4 describes the land, climate, and wildlife of Africa's grasslands and the lives of the Masai and the Kikuyu who live in the region. Section 5 focuses on the life styles of the Bantu, the Watusi, and the Pygmies living in Africa's rain forest. A story about David Livingstone in section 6 is followed by a list of independent African countries (as of 1982). Each section ends with questions for discussion. At the end of the unit are a list of enrichment activities and a bibliography of books and audiovisual materials. This document is part of a collection of materials from the Iowa Area Education Agency 7 Teacher Center project. (LH)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Students; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Area Education Agency 7, Cedar Falls, IA.
Identifiers: Africa; Africa (Tropical); Bedouins; Egypt; PF Project