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INTRO TO Africa. Perceptions. Take out a sheet of paper and think about the word "Africa". What five words come to mind when you think of "Africa"? List these inside your drawing of the continent

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  • Take out a sheet of paper and think about the word "Africa". What five words come to mind when you think of "Africa"? List these inside your drawing of the continent

  • Describe the types of tourists/travellers who you expect would be interested in visiting Africa. Place answers around the perimeter of your paper

  • List 5 commonly held misconceptions or stereotypes that you think many people have of Africa. Write your answers around the continent in your drawing

  • What do you think are the greatest challenges faced by some countries in Africa? Write these in cloud bubbles surrounding the continent on your map.

Africa is often thought of as a single entity or country


  • What are the problems and risks associated with such oversimplified and generalized views?



And now for quiz time!

How many countries are in Africa?Rosheeka and Heba put away your iPhones – Nobody likes a cheater!

  • 30067

  • 76

  • 54

  • 29

  • 43

  • 4

Work with the person sitting beside you to list as many as you can think of:

  • You have two minutes... GO!

How Many Did You Get?

  • Algeria (People's Democratic Republic of Algeria)

  • Angola (Republic of Angola)

  • Benin (Republic of Benin)

  • Botswana (Republic of Botswana)

  • Burkina Faso

  • Burundi (Republic of Burundi)

  • Cameroon (Republic of Cameroon)

  • Cape Verde (Republic of Cape Verde)

  • Central African Republic (Central African Republic)

  • Chad (Republic of Chad)

  • Comoros (Union of the Comoros)

  • Côte d'Ivoire (Republic of Côte d'Ivoire)

  • Djibouti (Republic of Djibouti)

  • Egypt (Arab Republic of Egypt)

  • Equatorial Guinea (Republic of Equatorial Guinea)

  • Eritrea (State of Eritrea)

  • Ethiopia (Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia)

  • Gabon (Gabonese Republic)

  • Gambia (Republic of The Gambia)

  • Ghana (Republic of Ghana)

  • Guinea (Republic of Guinea)

  • Guinea-Bissau (Republic of Guinea-Bissau)

  • Kenya (Republic of Kenya)

  • Lesotho (Kingdom of Lesotho)

  • Liberia (Republic of Liberia)

  • Libya (Great Socialist People's Libyan Arab Jamahiriya)

  • Madagascar (Republic of Madagascar)

  • Malawi (Republic of Malawi)

  • Mali (Republic of Mali)

  • Mauritania (Islamic Republic of Mauritania)

  • Mauritius (Republic of Mauritius)

  • Morocco (Kingdom of Morocco)

  • Mozambique (Republic of Mozambique)

  • Namibia (Republic of Namibia)

  • Niger (Republic of Niger)

  • Nigeria (Federal Republic of Nigeria)

  • Republic of the Congo (Republic of the Congo)

  • Rwanda (Republic of Rwanda)

  • Sao Tome and Principe

  • Senegal (Republic of Senegal)

  • Seychelles (Republic of Seychelles)

  • Sierra Leone (Republic of Sierra Leone)

  • Somalia (Somali Republic)

  • South Africa (Republic of South Africa)

  • South Sudan

  • Sudan (Republic of Sudan)

  • Swaziland (Kingdom of Swaziland)

  • Tanzania (United Republic of Tanzania)

  • Togo (Togolese Republic)

  • Tunisia (Tunisian Republic)

  • Uganda (Republic of Uganda)

  • Western Sahara (Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic)

  • Zambia (Republic of Zambia)

  • Zimbabwe (Republic of Zimbabwe)

How many languages and dialects are spoken in Africa? (approx.)

A) Over 2000

B) 17

C) 450

D) Over 1 million

E) 190

Where is this?

  • Near Square One

  • In Egypt

  • In South Africa

  • In Botswana

  • In Zimbabwe

What is This?

  • a lion

  • a large rat

  • a mongoose

  • a honeybager

  • acivit

  • A Meerkat

What about this?

  • a mountain gorilla

  • a monkey

  • Miss, I’m scared!!!

  • a baboon

  • a macaque

How Big is Africa?

The Peters Projection World Map is one of the most stimulating, and controversial, images of the world. When this map was first introduced by historian and cartographer Dr. Arno Peters at a Press Conference in Germany in 1974 it generated a firestorm of debate.

The earth is round. The challenge of any world map is to represent a round earth on a flat surface. There are literally thousands of map projections. Each has certain strengths and corresponding weaknesses. Choosing among them is an exercise in values clarification: you have to decide what's important to you. That is generally determined by the way you intend to use the map. The Peters Projection is an area accurate map.

Two different map projections of the world

  • What happens when we see maps of Africa that show it being very small?

  • How does that influence the way we think about Africa?


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