North Africa: Society and Culture


World Cultures North Africa and the Middle East North Africa: Society and Culture
Students are introduced to the scope of North African cultures. Then they read and discuss contemporary life in North Africa. Next, students learn about the issues of children's education in North Africa, including gender discrimination. Finally, students research children's rights in one of the North African countries and write a letter in response.

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In this experience, students are introduced to the scope of North African cultures. Then they read and discuss contemporary life in North Africa. Next, students learn about the issues of children’s education in North Africa, including gender discrimination. Finally, students research children’s rights in one of the North African countries and write a letter in response.
 
Objectives:
  • Describe cultural life in North Africa today.
  • Explain educational and other challenges facing children in North Africa.


In this experience, you will learn more about the society and cultures of the countries of North Africa, including some of the challenges that young people your own age face.
 
Objectives:
  • Describe cultural life in North Africa today.
  • Explain educational and other challenges facing children in North Africa.




Imagine that you are preparing for a trip to North Africa. You don’t know much about the region. Watch the video to learn more:
 


What would you be most interested in seeing in North Africa? Why?

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Use this time to discuss what students would like to see and why. As you do so, emphasize the important geographical features such as deserts, cities, markets, culture, etc. Encourage students to look at a map of North Africa if needed.


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