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Africa Lesson Plans

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Ancient Africa Unit - focus is Ghana and Mali where the Islamic influences were strong, plus the geography and its impact on culture, and the importance of oral tradition. Classroom activities include Proverbs and Folk Tales

Pawn Stars Africa (African Trade Activity, Mr Roughton)

Africa Culture Shock, Classroom Activities, Mr. Roughton

Ancient African Kingdoms - Ghana, Mali, Songhay - Lesson Plans

African Fables, Stories, Folktales, and Proverbs - Lesson Plans

African Art, Drums, Masks - Lesson Plans

Free Presentations in PowerPoint format about Ancient, Medieval and Modern Africa - History, Culture, Religions, Geography

Africa - It's Not a Country - Many wonderful mini-units

Out of Africa A Fourth Grade Interdisciplinary UNIT

Passport to Africa UNIT

A Celebration of Africa UNIT

Ancient Africa Lesson Plans (multiple lessons and days, plans for the entire unit)

Colonial Africa - The Scramble for Africa - Simulation

European Imperialism, The Scamble for Africa - lesson, video

African Craft Ideas for Kids

Paraphrasing - Timbuktu in Your Own Words- interactive lesson

Be an African family - Kenya, Uganda (role play, lesson plan)

Lesson Plans for Specific African Countries

Western Africa/Egypt teachers guide (kids pages)

Africa UNITS

Africa - South of the Sahara (

African Unit Plan (lesson)

African Folktales

African Songs, Chants, and Games

7 Natural Wonders of Africa

Africa - Physical Geography Content Guide for Educators

Africa - Human Geography Content Guide for Educators

Pygmies - Getting Right to the Point

Beautiful Blue Nile

Ancient Egypt

The Story of Africa

CanTeach - Africa - Africa Unit Plan

The Story of Africa (teachers, background)

Games about Africa (Games on the Net -

Lesson Ideas

  1. Define matrilineal and patrilineal descent. Research African societies in which each is the basis for inheritance. Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of each form of descent as it relates to the increase of nationalism.

  2. Explain why anyone trying to describe a "typical" African or African village will find it very hard to do with any accuracy.

  3. Discuss how a country might develop a high standard of living and prosper even though it has few natural resources.