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The Continent of Africa. An overview. Comparative Information. The continent of Africa covers nearly 12 million square miles (31 million sq. km). - PowerPoint PPT Presentation


Tennessee Council for Social Studies Conference, March 2014

The Continent of Africa

An overviewComparative InformationIts BigThe continent of Africa covers nearly 12 million square miles (31 million sq. km). How big is that, you wonder? It's BIG! Africa could hold the land occupied by China, India, Europe, Argentina, New Zealand and the continental United States, with room to spare!

Comparative InformationMany CountriesMany Languages53 Including islandsOver 2,000

Comparative InformationMany peopleDifferent topography

Congo River Basin1.4m square miles20% of world rain forestsAtlas MountainsNorth western AfricaGreat Rift Valley4,000 miles long Red Sea to MozambiqueSeries of geological faults formed by volcanoesIncludes Mt Kilimanjaro highest mountain in AfricaNile River SystemWorlds longest river (4,160 miles)SahelTransition zone between desert and fertile landSahara Desert1/3 of the continent 3.5M sq. milesElevation -100ft to 11,000 ftScenery Major Landforms

Scenery - DesertsDeserts of the World

Scenery - Mountains

Scenery - Waterfalls

Major Deltas

African Animals

African Animals

Dung BeetlesAfrican Birds


How many languages are spoken?

All-Africa Games

continental multi-sport event held every four yearsAll of the competing nations are from the African continentThe first Games were held in 1965 in Brazzaville, CongoBrazzaville will host the 2015 edition in honor of the Games' 50th anniversaryWhat is the All-Africa Games?

Brazzaville is the capital and largest city of the Republic of the Congo and is located on the Congo River

Where is Brazzaville?

Plan a Class Trip to the Congo

Choose a sport from the All-Africa GamesWhat do you know about it?Compare and contrast it with another sport Assignment


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