Tennessee Council for Social Studies Conference, March 2014

Tennessee Council for Social Studies Conference, March 2014

The Continent of Africa An overview Comparative Information

The 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! Its Big

Comparative Information 53 Including islands

Many Countries Over 2,000

Many Languages Comparative Information Many people

Different topography Scenery Major Landforms Congo River Basin

1.4m square miles 20% of world rain forests Atlas Mountains

North western Africa Great Rift Valley 4,000 miles long Red Sea to Mozambique

Series of geological faults formed by volcanoes Includes Mt Kilimanjaro highest mountain in Africa

Nile River System Worlds longest river (4,160 miles)

Sahel Transition zone between desert and fertile land

Sahara Desert 1/3 of the continent 3.5M sq. miles Elevation -100ft to 11,000 ft Scenery - Deserts

Deserts of the World Scenery - Mountains Scenery - Waterfalls

Major Deltas African Animals African Animals

Dung Beetles African Birds People

How many languages are spoken? All-Africa Games What is the All-Africa

Games? continental multi-sport event held every four years All of the competing nations are from the African continent The first Games were held in 1965 in

Brazzaville, Congo Brazzaville will host the 2015 edition in honor of the Games' 50th anniversary Where is Brazzaville?

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

Plan a Class Trip to the Congo Assignment Choose a sport from the All-Africa Games What do you know about it?

Compare and contrast it with another sport

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