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  1. A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier

  2. Monday What are we doing What are the objectives? Offer solutions to contemporary world problems- child soldiers/ blood diamonds. Explain how scarcity influences society. • Africa Map • Africa is Diverse • Where is Sierra Leone? • Blood Diamonds • Graphic Organizer- Who is Ishmael Beah

  3. What continent are they from? • What continent are they from?

  4. Where continent is he from? • Where is • he from?

  5. What continent are they from? • What continent are they from?

  6. Africa • Africa Circle Sierra Leone Quiz Fri

  7. Where is this located? • Where is this located?

  8. Where is this located? • Where is this?

  9. Africa • A continent- How many countries? • 3 times the size of the US. • 800 different languages • 800 different groups- very diverse.

  10. Sierra Leone • What do you remember about Sierra Leone from the chart?

  11. Sierra Leone • Population: 5 million- roughly half the size of Ohio • Per Capita GDP Per Person: $900/ US- $46,000 • Life Expectancy: 55/ US- 78 • Infant mortality: 12 deaths per 1,000- US deaths 6 per 1,000

  12. Where is this located?

  13. Sierra Leone

  14. Ishmael Beah • Born Nov 23, 1980 in Sierra Leone • Civil War, 1991 • Child Soldier at 13 • Rescued, 1996 • NYC, 1997 • Graduated from Oberlin College, 2004

  15. Civil War in Sierra Leone • The Forgotten War: The Sierra Leone Civil War

  16. Ishmael Beah Foundation www.beahfound.org

  17. Ishmael Beah • Video- http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=8238302889157571517# • Graphic Organizer- • Who, What, When, Where and Why?