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Ch 3: Geography of Africa Lesson Plans & Resources

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Take your students on a trip to an ancient and exciting land using these lesson plan outlines and resources on the geography of Africa. You can adapt these materials for use as exam prep, remedial help, homework or classwork or just for fun!

Geography of Africa Lesson Plans & Resources - Chapter Summary

These resources, lesson plans and lesson plan outlines on African geography provide you with a wealth of ideas and information that you can incorporate into your world geography classes. You will find kid-friendly lesson plans on the Nile River and the surrounding region, ancient civilizations in the Nile Valley, the general geography of the African continent and much more. These tools can help you create:

  • Kid-sized lessons on African geography
  • Lessons and lesson plans on the Nile River for elementary students
  • Classroom or homework assignments on the Nile Valley
  • Interesting class discussions on the civilizations of the ancient Nile Valley

How It Helps

  • Curriculum standards: Helps you ensure that your lessons on African geography meet current educational requirements
  • Class discussion topics/questions: Offers ideas that you can use to spark classroom discussions on the Nile Valley region, ancient peoples and other interesting facts
  • Homework/classwork suggestions: Provides you with material for assignments on the geography of Africa and the Nile River that your students can complete at home or in class

How It Works

This helpful resource offers teachers lesson plan outlines with relevant tools to make planning lessons on African geography easy.

  • Find lesson plans for specific topics you want to cover in your class on the civilizations of the ancient Nile Valley.
  • Formulate your class outline on African geography using the suggested classroom tools offered in the lesson plans.
  • Share the related lessons for each lesson plan on the Nile River with students in class to make learning fun and engaging.
  • Use related lesson quizzes to ensure your students understand the most important concepts from these lessons on the geography of Africa.
  • Engage your students with relevant discussion questions or other materials related to the Nile Valley region found in the lesson plan outline.

20 Lessons in Chapter 3: Geography of Africa Lesson Plans & Resources
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African Geography Lesson Plan

1. African Geography Lesson Plan

What makes African geography unique? This lesson plan uses a text lesson that is chock full of facts about the geography of Africa to enlighten students. An activity highlights geographical landmarks of this continent for students.

Geography of Africa

2. Geography of Africa

Africa, the second largest continent in the world, is a place with a great variety of landscapes, climates, wildlife, and civilizations. In this lesson, we'll learn specifically about the geography of Africa.

Nile River Lesson Plan for Elementary School

3. Nile River Lesson Plan for Elementary School

Use this lesson plan to help you teach your students about the Nile River. Students will read a text lesson that gives facts about the river and explains its use. Discussion questions and hands-on learning help concepts stick and a quiz allows you to determine understanding.

The Nile River Lesson for Kids

4. The Nile River Lesson for Kids

The Nile River stretches across Africa for over 4,000 miles. Read this lesson to learn about the river, its famous floods, and how people have relied on its water for thousands of years.

The Nile Valley Lesson Plan

5. The Nile Valley Lesson Plan

The Nile River Valley was one of the earliest sites for human civilization. Use this lesson plan to help you provide a road map that explores two societies given life by the river. With it, students will watch a video, participate in discussion questions, complete a research activity, and take a quiz.

The Ancient Nile Valley: Civilizations, Region & Facts

6. The Ancient Nile Valley: Civilizations, Region & Facts

In this lesson, we explore the ancient Nile Valley and the Nile River, which is its lifeline. Arguably the longest river in the world, the Nile supported some of humankind's first complex civilizations.

Africa Lesson Plan for Elementary School

7. Africa Lesson Plan for Elementary School

The intriguing continent of Africa is the focus of this lesson plan. Students will use mind map note taking, discussion, creative writing and artistic presentation to learn about and explore their own feelings towards Africa.

Mali Lesson Plan for Elementary School

8. Mali Lesson Plan for Elementary School

Use this lesson plan to help you teach your students about Mali. Students will read a text lesson that explains Mali's rich history, test their knowledge with a quiz and game, then get apply their understanding to a fun project.

Mali Lesson for Kids: History & Facts

9. Mali Lesson for Kids: History & Facts

In this lesson, we'll talk about Mali, a country that has gone through many changes over the years. Find out about the empires that ruled there, the famous city of Timbuktu, and how Mali has become the country we know today.

Seven Natural Wonders of Africa Lesson Plan

10. Seven Natural Wonders of Africa Lesson Plan

There is so much for your students to learn about the unique wonders of our world. They will enjoy learning about the seven natural wonders of Africa as they read and discuss a text lesson, create a museum and take a quiz.

The Seven Natural Wonders of Africa

11. The Seven Natural Wonders of Africa

Read this lesson to learn about the new list of the seven wonders of Africa, announced in 2013. Learn which parts of Africa made the list and why. You'll also learn what you can expect to see at each place.

Nigeria Lesson Plan for Elementary School

12. Nigeria Lesson Plan for Elementary School

This lesson plan is a tool for helping elementary students learn about Nigeria. Students will be able to discuss the history and culture of Nigeria, as well as explore some of the challenges that Nigeria residents currently face.

Sahara Desert Lesson Plan

13. Sahara Desert Lesson Plan

This lesson plan explores the Sahara Desert, which is located on the continent of Africa. Students will complete a reading activity, participate in discussion questions, complete a geography map and game, and take a quiz.

Sahara Desert Facts: Lesson for Kids

14. Sahara Desert Facts: Lesson for Kids

It is 3.5 million square miles of sand and sun! No we are not talking about laying on a beach at the ocean in the sand, sun, and fun. You will be learning about one of the world's largest deserts and one of the harshest environments on Earth, the great Sahara Desert.

Sahara Desert Activities

15. Sahara Desert Activities

When you are teaching students about the Sahara Desert, there is a wealth of diversity both in history and living things that can enrich your lessons. From trade routes to unusual animals, there is more to this desert than meets the eye.

Serengeti Lesson Plan

16. Serengeti Lesson Plan

The Serengeti offers beautiful views and a wide array of animals. Your students will learn to appreciate this savanna as they read and discuss a text lesson, illustrate the Serengeti, and take a quiz.

Serengeti: Location & Animals

17. Serengeti: Location & Animals

This lesson defines and clearly delineates the Serengeti in terms of what it is and exactly where you can find it. You'll also learn about some of the animals you can find here.

Africa Political Map Games

18. Africa Political Map Games

Games are a fantastic way to help your students learn the political geography of a region or continent. This lesson is a selection of games designed to engage students in the memorization of the countries that make up the content of Africa.

Geography of Africa & the Middle East Activities for High School

19. Geography of Africa & the Middle East Activities for High School

In this lesson, we detail activities you can implement in your classroom to help your students engage with the geography of Africa and the Middle East. From bingo to research, these activities cover a range of classroom activities and styles.

Nile River Project Ideas

20. Nile River Project Ideas

There's a lot to learn about the Nile River. These project ideas can help students delve deeper into their lesson on the Nile and the civilizations that emerged around it.

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