ERIC Number: ED485224
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Step Into Africa: Elementary Level Activities Using Africa Is Not a Country
Starbird, Caroline; Bahrenburg, Amy
Center for Teaching International Relations
This book takes student inside the vast continent of Africa. The goal of these lessons is to provide young students with a look at contemporary Africa and to give them a feeling for the rich diversity of the many different nations of the continent. The lessons integrate language arts and geography, and some lessons include math. This book accompanies and builds upon "Africa Is Not a Country" by Margy Burns Knight and Mark Melnicove. Lessons include: (1) Continent vs. Countries ? Introducing Africa; (2) Map Reading/Spatial Skills ? Eritrea; (3) Rural and Urban Life ? Cameroon and C?te d?Ivoire; (4) Trade Routes ? Mali; (5) Factors of Human Settlement & Urban Growth ? Algeria; (6) Latitude and Longitude ? Egypt; (7) Animals in Their Habitats ? Madagascar; (8) Economic Activities ? Senegal and Democratic Republic of Congo; (9) Languages ? Benin; (10) Independence ? Ghana; (11) Writing About Africa?s Diversity. Read more at http://www.du.edu/ctir/pubs_why.html.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Urban Culture, Urbanization, Spatial Ability, Rural Areas, African Studies, Interdisciplinary Approach
Center for Teaching International Relations, 2201 S. Gaylord St., Denver, CO 80208. Tel: 303-871-7963; Tel: 800-967-2847 (Toll Free); Fax 303-871-2456.
Publication Type: Books; Guides - General
Education Level: Elementary Education
Authoring Institution: Denver Univ., CO. Center for Teaching International Relations.