Our Africa Today

Our Africa
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“Agriculture and Famine” Reading Essential Questions
Agriculture and Famine
1. How would one describe the food supply in Africa and how it affects its people?

2. What are some of the methods of technology that are used in farming?

3. What happens to children who are malnourished?

4. How has the climate affected farming in Africa?

5. Choose one of the videos to watch and identify its importance to agriculture.

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“Children” Reading Essential Questions
Children
1. How is life different for children living in Africa compared to children living in the U.S.?

2. What are some methods that are being implemented to improve the overall health of children in Africa today?

3. What are some of the affects of poverty for children in Africa?

4. Choose one of the videos to watch and identify its importance to children living in Africa?

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“Climate” Reading Essential Questions
Climate
1. Identify the landscape of Africa and describe its natural borders east, west, and south of the continent.

2. Choose 3 climate zones located in Africa and describe each one and identify its location.

3. How are weather patterns changing the climate of Africa?

4. Choose one of the videos to watch and identify its importance to climate.

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“Geography and Wildlife” Reading Essential Questions
Geography and Wildlife
1. Identify the various physical features (mountains, rivers, and lakes) that make up Africa.

2. Identify the various mammals, animals from the savannas, and various species of monkeys in Africa.

3. Identify examples of various birds and marine life.

4. Choose one of the videos to watch and identify its importance to geography and wildlife.

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“Health” Reading Essential Questions
Health
1. How has the “scourge of AIDS” affected the continent of Africa?

2. Identify two other diseases that are common and what effects they have on the people of Africa.

3. Identify four reasons why disease is so widespread and difficult to prevent in Africa.

4. Choose one of the videos to watch and identify its importance to health.

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“Games & Sport/ Food” Reading Essential Questions
Games and Sports
Food
1. What are the two oldest-known board games that originated in Africa?

2. What sports are popular and played in Africa today?

3. Identify foods that are eaten in the south, east, and west parts of Africa.

4. What is “fufu” made of and eaten with among the people of Africa?

5. Choose one of the videos to watch and identify its importance to games, sports, or foods.