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Geography of Africa

Entry Task: What landforms are found in Africa? Give specific names if you can!

Objective: The students will be able to identify and describe the physical features (landforms) of Africa.

Africa is DIVERSE! Biodiversity = the variety of lifePlants and Animal SpeciesEnvironments, Ecosystems and Habitats

There are few things as beautiful and inspiring as the diversity of life that exists on Earth.

Interactive Notebook: Title = Physical Map of Africa

Complete the physical map of Africa as we explore the various physical features of the continent!

DesertsSahara DesertSahelKalahari DesertNamib Desert

Sahara DesertSahel DesertKalahari DesertNamib Desert

Cross off Nubian Desert!

Sahara Desert: The Sahara is the largest hot desert in the world. With a total area of more than 9,400,000 km, it is almost as large as the United States or the continent of Europe. The Sahara is increasing due to global warming, a process known as desertification.

Sahara Desert

5-25 mm rainfall annually30 55 degrees Celsius!

Extremely windy: hot, dust-filled winds create dust devils which make temperatures feel hotter.

70 species of mammal90 species of birds100 species of reptiles

The Sahel

Sahel means edge or shore of the desert.

Kalahari DesertMeans The Great ThirstNot actually a desertWorlds Largest Sand BasinAntelopes, hyenas, lions, giraffes, meerkatsDiamond mines

The Kalahari Desert: Not your typical sandy desert. The Kalahari experiences lots of rainfall but what makes it a desert is that the rainfall is sporadic and it never settles on the surface making vegetation and the survival of the tribes of the Kalahari and animals a challenge.

Bodies Of Water: Nile RiverCongo RiverZambezi RiverNiger RiverOrange RiverLimpopo RiverMediterranean SeaAtlantic OceanPacific OceanIndian OceanRed SeaL. VictoriaL. Albert-->L. Chad-->L. Tanganyika->