Southern and Eastern Africa: Geographic Passport


World Cultures Sub-Saharan Africa Southern and Eastern Africa: Geographic Passport
Students are introduced to the physical geography of Southern and Eastern Africa. They label a map of the region with countries, physical landscapes, and waterways. Then they research and report on conflicts in East Africa that are directly related to climate change. Finally, they consider the role of tourism on the environment in East Africa, exploring how different points of view affect how humans approach a specific environment.

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In this experience, students are introduced to the physical geography of Southern and Eastern Africa. They label a map of the region with countries, physical landscapes, and waterways. Then they research and report on conflicts in East Africa that are directly related to climate change. Finally, they consider the role of tourism on the environment in East Africa, exploring how different points of view affect how humans approach a specific environment.

Objectives:

  • Describe the location, physical features and climate regions of Southern and Eastern Africa.
  • Identify environmental problems in the region.




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 Dar es Salaam, a city in Tanzania, which is a country in Eastern Africa.


In this experience, you’re going to learn a lot more about Eastern and Southern Africa and what makes it unique as a region.

Objectives:
  • Describe the location, physical features and climate regions of Southern and Eastern Africa.
  • Identify environmental problems in the region.


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



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


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