Unit #8 - Sub Saharan Africa
Western Africa
Central Africa
Eastern Africa
Southern Africa
Unit #8 Daily Lessons (Subject to change)
Monday, Feb. 6
Tuesday, Feb. 7
Wednesday, Feb. 8
Thursday, Feb. 9
Friday, Feb. 10
Monday, Feb. 13
Tuesday, Feb. 14
Wednesday, Feb. 15
Thursday, Feb. 16
Friday, Feb. 17
Unit #8/Six Weeks TEST
Review and Prepare for Unit #8/Six-Weeks TEST
These three days will
be used to review the
information and
skills presented in
the First Six-Weeks,
and measure the
objectives learned.
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Maps of Sub Saharan Africa
Issues in Africa
Africa Features Map Activity
Africa Features Map
Classes will
Research &
Present Projects
About World
Issues in Africa
Africa's Resources
Africa's Settlement Patterns
Africa's Settlement
Patterns Mapping Activity
Africa Issues Project
In Unit #8, the class will learn about Africa.  Students will study the unique geography
of this continent, and how it affected human settlement and development.  The class
will also explore many current issues that center around Africa, such as endangered
species, HIV/AIDS and health issues, conflict and violence, hunger and famine, natural
resources, and more.  Students will also examine the slave trade from its beginnings to
the present day.  The class will study the European colonization of Africa and how it
led to Apartheid in South Africa.
Uniquely Africa
**Note: Any assignments NOT completed in class will be considered HOMEWORK**
**Note: Any assignments NOT completed in class will be considered HOMEWORK**
Scramble for Africa
Regions of Africa
Issues in Africa Colonialism/Resources
Zimbabwe Article/Map
Comparing Economies
Africa's Climate
Africa's Culture
Human Trafficking Article
The Horn of Africa
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Unit Objectives
WG.1 History. The student understands how geography and processes of spatial exchange (diffusion) influenced events in the past and helped to shape the present.
         The student is expected to:
    WG.1A Analyze the effects of physical and human geographic patterns and processes on the past and describe their impact on the present, including significant physical features and
                environmental conditions that influenced migration patterns and shaped the distribution of culture groups today.
    WG.1B Trace the spatial diffusion of phenomena such as the Columbian Exchange or the diffusion of American popular culture and describe the effects on regions of contact.
WG.2 History. The student understands how people, places, and environments have changed over time and the effects of these changes. The student is expected to:
    WG.2A Describe the human and physical characteristics of the same regions at different periods of time to evaluate relationships between past events and current conditions.
    WG.2B Explain how changes in societies have led to diverse uses of physical features.
WG.3 Geography. The student understands how physical processes shape patterns in the physical environment. The student is expected to:
    WG.3B Describe the physical processes that affect the environments of regions, including weather, tectonic forces, erosion, and soil-building processes.
WG.4 Geography. The student understands the patterns and characteristics of major landforms, climates, and ecosystems of Earth and the interrelated processes that produce them.
              The student is expected to:
    WG.4A Explain how elevation, latitude, wind systems, ocean currents, position on a continent, and mountain barriers influence temperature, precipitation, and distribution of climate regions.
    WG.4B Describe different landforms and the physical processes that cause their development.
    WG.4C Explain the influence of climate on the distribution of biomes in different regions.
WG.5 Geography. The student understands how political, economic, and social processes shape cultural patterns and characteristics in various places and regions.
              The student is expected to:
    WG.5A Analyze how the character of a place is related to its political, economic, social, and cultural elements.
    WG.5B Interpret political, economic, social, and demographic indicators (gross domestic product per capita, life expectancy, literacy, and infant mortality) to determine the level of development
        and standard of living in nations using the terms Human Development Index, less developed, newly industrialized, and more developed.
WG.7 Geography. The student understands the growth, distribution, movement, and characteristics of world population. The student is expected to:
    WG.7A Construct and analyze population pyramids and use other data, graphics, and maps to describe the population characteristics of different societies and to predict future population trends.
    WG.7B Explain how political, economic, social, and environmental push and pull factors and physical geography affect the routes and flows of human migration.
    WG.7D Examine benefits and challenges of globalization, including connectivity, standard of living, pandemics, and loss of local culture.
WG.8 Geography. The student understands how people, places, and environments are connected and interdependent. The student is expected to:
    WG.8A Compare ways that humans depend on, adapt to, and modify the physical environment, including the influences of culture and technology.
    WG.8B Describe the interaction between humans and the physical environment and analyze the consequences of extreme weather and other natural disasters such as El Niño,
               floods, tsunamis, and volcanoes.
    WG.8C Evaluate the economic and political relationships between settlements and the environment, including sustainable development and renewable/non-renewable resources.
WG.10 Economics. The student understands the distribution, characteristics, and interactions of the economic systems in the world. The student is expected to:
    WG.10C Compare the ways people satisfy their basic needs through the production of goods and services such as subsistence agriculture versus commercial agriculture or cottage industries
          versus commercial industries.
WG.11 Economics. The student understands how geography influences economic activities. The student is expected to:
    WG.11A Understand the connections between levels of development and economic activities (primary, secondary, tertiary, and quaternary).
    WG.11B Identify the factors affecting the location of different types of economic activities, including subsistence and commercial agriculture, manufacturing, and service industries.
    WG.11C Assess how changes in climate, resources, and infrastructure (technology, transportation, and communication) affect the location and patterns of economic activities.
WG.13 Government. The student understands the spatial characteristics of a variety of global political units. The student is expected to:
    WG.13A Interpret maps to explain the division of land, including man-made and natural borders, into separate political units such as cities, states, or countries.
    WG.13B Compare maps of voting patterns or political boundaries to make inferences about the distribution of political power.
WG.14 Government. The student understands the processes that influence political divisions, relationships, and policies. The student is expected to:
    WG.14A Analyze current events to infer the physical and human processes that lead to the formation of boundaries and other political divisions.
    WG.14B Compare how democracy, dictatorship, monarchy, republic, theocracy, and totalitarian systems operate in specific countries.
WG.16 Culture. The student understands how the components of culture affect the way people live and shape the characteristics of regions. The student is expected to:
    WG.16A Describe distinctive cultural patterns and landscapes associated with different places in Texas, the United States, and other regions of the world and how these patterns influenced the
                  processes of innovation and diffusion.
    WG.16B Describe elements of culture, including language, religion, beliefs and customs, institutions, and technologies.
    WG.16C Explain ways various groups of people perceive the characteristics of their own and other cultures, places, and regions differently.
WG.17 Culture. The student understands the distribution, patterns, and characteristics of different cultures. The student is expected to:
    WG.17A Describe and compare patterns of culture such as language, religion, land use, education, and customs that make specific regions of the world distinctive.
    WG.17B Describe major world religions, including animism, Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism, and Sikhism, and their spatial distribution.
    WG.17C Compare economic, political, or social opportunities in different cultures for women, ethnic and religious minorities, and other underrepresented populations.
    WG.17D Evaluate the experiences and contributions of diverse groups to multicultural societies.
WG.18 Culture. The student understands the ways in which cultures change and maintain continuity. The student is expected to:
    WG.18A Analyze cultural changes in specific regions caused by migration, war, trade, innovations, and diffusion.
    WG.18B Assess causes, effects, and perceptions of conflicts between groups of people, including modern genocides and terrorism.
    WG.18C Identify examples of cultures that maintain traditional ways, including traditional economies.
WG.20 Science, technology, and society. The student understands how current technology affects human interaction. The student is expected to:
    WG.20B Examine the economic, environmental, and social effects of technology such as medical advancements or changing trade patterns on societies at different levels of development.
Present Projects
Enrichment/Alternative Assignments
Understanding & Correcting Test Mistakes
Last Day to Turn in Missing Work
End of Six Weeks
Study Guide
The Africa You Haven't Heard Of
Lost Childhoods
Africa's People
Africa's Animals
Africa's Industry
Countries of Africa
Africa's Folklore
Government in Africa
Africa 50 Years
of Independence
South Africa Revealed
Read: Chapter 21
East Africa
Read: Chapter 22
West Africa
Read: Chapter 20
The Sahel
Read: Chapter 24
Southern Africa
Read: Chapter 23
Equatorial Africa