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  1. Africa: A Continent of Contradictions Mrs. Wilson 7th Grade Geography

  2. Table of Contents Introduction Landforms Waterforms Climate Vegetation Resources Data and video

  3. University of Phoenix CERTIFICATE OF ORIGINALITY: I certify that the attached paper, which was produced for the class identified above, is my original work and has not previously been submitted by me or by anyone else for any class.  I further declare that I have cited all sources from which I used language, ideas and information, whether quoted verbatim or paraphrased, and that any and all assistance of any kind, which I received while producing this paper, has been acknowledged in the References section.  This paper includes no trademarked material, logos, or images from the Internet, which I do not have written permission to include.  I further agree that my name typed on the line below is intended to have, and shall have the same validity as my handwritten signature. Student's signature (name typed here is equivalent to a signature): __Susan Wilson_____________ ___

  4. Action Plan • Audience and Purpose • Attendees: 13-24 • Age of Attendees: 12-13 • Audience are the learners • Audience being introduced to topic • Audience is generally negative about the topic (it is not recess) • Purpose: Informational Presentation • Presentation Method: Speaker-led • Delivery: Computer accessing PowerPoint directly • Learning Objectives • Students will be familiar with the basic physical geography of Africa. • Students will be able to Use thematic maps to identify the landforms, water forms, climate, vegetation, and natural resources of any given country in Africa. • Students will use economic and social indicators in addition to geographical information to make inferences about a country’s government and political status.

  5. Africa’s Diverse Topography • Land forms and topography • Water forms • Climate regions • Vegetation regions • Natural Resources www.pptpalooza.net/PPTs/GlobalStudies/AfricanGeography.ppt

  6. Landforms and Topography • Mountains • Valleys • Volcanoes • Deserts • Basin • Plains • Plateau http://maps.unomaha.edu/peterson/funda/MapLinks/Africa-1/Africa.htm

  7. Waterforms • Rivers • Lakes • Bordering Seas • Bordering Oceans http://www.enchantedlearning.com/africa/rivers/outlinemaplabeled

  8. Climate Regions • Mediterranean • Tropical • Tropical Wet • Tropical Wet/Dry • Desert • Steppe • Subtropical humid • Highlands http://printable-maps.blogspot.com/2008/09/map-of-climate-of-africa.html

  9. Vegetation Regions • Mediterranean • Desert • Rainforest • Deciduous Forest • Montane Forest • East Africa Coastal Forest • Savannah • Steppe • Highland http://home.comcast.net/~rhaberlin/crpptnts.htm

  10. Main Natural Resources • Gold • Diamonds • Oil • Gas • Copper • Uranium • Iron • Manganese http://www.martinsmwh.com/2011/03/17/unit-6-handouts-resources-and-readings

  11. Africa Natural Resources

  12. Countries with the highest GDP per Capita

  13. Countries with the Lowest GDP per Capita

  14. Namibia Resources in Use

  15. Assessment Choose a country in Africa and fill in the attached chart. Then write a paragraph evaluating the relationship between physical geography and the economic and social welfare of the country. Country Name: _________________________