the continent of africa
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DESCRIPTIONThe 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
Dung BeetlesAfrican Birds
How many languages are spoken?
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