North Africa: Geographic Passport


World Cultures North Africa and the Middle East North Africa: Geographic Passport
Students are introduced to the physical geography of North Africa. They create a map that identifies significant physical features of the region. Then they focus on the connection between North Africa's geographic location and the migration patterns, religious beliefs, and languages in North Africa. Finally, they research the issue of desertification, explaining its causes and possible solutions.

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Overview
In this experience, students are introduced to the physical geography of North Africa. They create a map that identifies significant physical features of the region. Then they focus on the connection between North Africa’s geographic location and the migration patterns, religious beliefs, and languages in North Africa. Finally, they research the issue of desertification, explaining its causes and possible solutions.
 
Objectives:
  • Identify the physical features of North Africa.
  • Identify the connection between North Africa’s geographic location and its migration patterns, religious beliefs, and languages.
  • Describe the problem of desertification and suggest possible solutions.




Describe what you see in this photo. Where do you think it is located?

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Discuss student responses and then tell them that it is located in Morocco, a country in North Africa. 


In this experience, you’re going to learn a lot more about North Africa and what makes it unique as a region.
 
Objectives:
  • Identify the physical features of North Africa.
  • Identify the connection between North Africa’s geographic location and its migration patterns, religious beliefs, and languages.
  • Describe the problem of desertification and suggest possible solutions.


Does it surprise you that this is located in North Africa? Write a question you have about North Africa. If someone has already posted your question, try to think of a different one.



Revisit students’ questions after the class has finished studying North Africa to see if they have all been answered.


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