AFRICA African Geography 59-64 Africa is the second largest continent. It has more nations then any other continent as well. (55) African Geography The Great Rift Valley
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Africa is the second largest continent. It
has more nations
then any other
continent as well. (55)
The Great Rift Valley extends over 4,000 miles along the east coast of Africa. This land is slowly pulling apart. Scientist believe Madagascar was once part of the GRV. Somalia is believed to be the next part to drift off of the continent.
The Nile is the longest river in
the world. However, the
Amazon holds more water? Why?
Desertification- The growth of the desert.
Savanna- The grasslands in Africa
E. Traditional beliefs played a significant role in the life of many Africans.
A little family get
together. In Africa
most people live with
their extended family?
How does this compare to how we live in the US?
Consensus- to try to come to an agreement on an issue. This is the theory that Africans attempt to govern by?
-What are some hindrances to this working?
Africans stress the importance of the group over that of the individual. How does this compare to the US?
With your group please look at the following list and first determine if the statement is true or false. Identify the facts from the reading and support the accurate statements, and rephrase the other statements so that they are accurate.
Free write five sentences on:
“The Scramble for Africa.”
-Market for finished goods.
-Inexpensive source of raw materials.
-A source of national pride.
-Spread of Christianity
-The White Man’s Burden
Never bring a knife to a gun fight.
What African’s put up a strong resistance to imperialism and how did they do so?
Shaka Zulu- Warrior king
from the Zulu tribe. He took
Liberia- We had their back. Why?
Pick a point of view and create a political cartoon on one of the following ideas.
-Motives for colonization
-Belgian rule in the Congo
Winning Independence 107- when the section ends.
-Have you seen the Philadelphia Daily News? What are the first things that you notice about the paper?
We are going to write catchy headlines for the following topics.
-followed with 3 bulleted points on each
This means the unity of all Africa as one nation. This movement used the slogan “Africa for Africans.” They sought to over throw white European rule.
Question: Can white people be considered Africans?
Most African nations got their freedom peacefully.
When Africans had to fight they used Guerrilla Warfare- hit and run fighting in small groups. Why would they fight like this? Where do we presently see this style of fighting?
European imperialism both helped and hurt Africa. It helped their infrastructure and set up the basic foundation for a more advanced economy and government.
BUT… It created new nations that included tribes that had a tradition of hostility with each other this often times lead to lawlessness if not genocide. Africa had little of no experienced leaders. Especially in running a democracy.
Democratization- The movement from dictatorship or military rule towards democracy. This phenomenon is sweeping through Africa.
Socialism- The government runs major businesses and has a hand in all economic activity. It is a command economy.
Multinational corporations- These are corporations who operate in more then one nation. These companies bring capital, tax revenue and jobs to Africa.
The government has caused problems for farmers. How and why? Turn to page 114.
Find evidence with your partner to support the following statements.
What we are going to do today is we are going to make a quiz for the next period. Each group will be responsible for writing two quiz questions.
What does it mean to be a landlocked nation?
What are economic sanctions?
With a partner discuss and record the effects of each of the following developments.
The Cold War was a war (without direct fighting) between the USA and democracy v. The USSR and communism. The USA won this war and the USSR fell due to this great man:
Mr. Reagan &
together caused the USSR to collapse by out producing and outspending it. This lead to a rebirth of freedom in Africa and around the world.
Condoms and birth control can help solve many African problems. What problems does Africa face that condoms can help reduce?