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Africa Geography

SS7G1 The student will locate selected features of Africa. 
a. Locate on a world and regional political-physical map: the Sahara, Sahel, savanna, tropical rain 
forest, Congo River, Niger River, Nile River, Lake Tanganyika, Lake Victoria, Atlas 
Mountains, and Kalahari Desert. 

b. Locate on a world and regional political-physical map the countries of Democratic Republic of 
the Congo (Zaire), Egypt, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, Sudan, and South Sudan.


SS7G2 The student will discuss environmental issues across the continent of Africa.

a. Explain how water pollution and the unequal distribution of water impacts irrigation, trade, industry, and drinking water.

b. Explain the relationship between poor soil and deforestation in Sub-Saharan Africa.

c. Explain the impact of desertification on the environment of Africa from the Sahel to the rainforest.


SS7G3 The student will explain the impact of location, climate, and physical characteristics on population distribution in Africa.

a. Explain how the characteristics in the Sahara, Sahel, savanna, and tropical rain forest affect where people live, the type of work they do, and how they travel.


SS7G4 The student will describe the diverse cultures of the people who live in Africa. 

a. Explain the differences between an ethnic group and a religious group. 

b. Explain the diversity of religions within the Arab, Ashanti, Bantu, and Swahili ethnic groups.

c. Evaluate how the literacy rate affects the standard of living.