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Class Reading:
"Cultures of West Africa." 
World Studies: Africa.  Pearson-Prentice-Hall, 2005.  pgs 84-89. 

Africa  Overview PowerPoint

Physical Geography

Human Geography
kinship

nuclear family
extended family
lineage
clan
animism

Activity:

Video Segments to Reinforce Reading: 
"Geography of Africa".  World Studies Video Program.  (DVD).  Prentice-Hall. 

"The Geography of West  Africa".  World Studies Video Program.  (DVD).  Prentice-Hall. 

"Africa's Ambitious Great Green Wall" 
YouTube:TIME.  http://youtu.be/jI_nRHg-0l4  (4:24). 

The Ancient Cities of The Niger River." 
YouTube:MansaBC  http://youtu.be/WiUT9SBSEMQ (6:10)

Class Reading:
"European Conquest." 
World Studies: Africa.  Pearson-Prentice-Hall, 2005.  pgs 50-54. 

Physical Geography

Human Geography
overgrazing

Activity:

Video Segments to Reinforce Reading: 
"The African Slave Trade".  World Studies Video Program.  (DVD).  Prentice-Hall. 

"What is Overgrazing?" 
YouTube:RainCrowFilm.  http://youtu.be/9h6jfppneO0.  (1:10). 


Nigeria

Class Reading:
"Nigeria." 
World Studies: Africa.  Pearson-Prentice-Hall, 2005.  pgs 136-141. 

Physical Geography
Niger River

Human Geography
Lagos
Boko Haram
multi-ethnic
Hausa-Fulani
Yoruba
Igbo 

Activity:

Video Segments to Reinforce Reading: 
"Nigeria's Geographic Challenge."  YouTube:STRATFORvideo.  http://youtu.be/irn2SWBRZWQ

"Boko Haram threatens U.S. in video."  YouTube:CNN,  http://youtu.be/s6flerfasbk  (2:24). 

"Civilian Security on Front Lines Against Nigeria's Boko Haram."   
YouTube:VOAvideo.http://youtu.be/icbqNnFflFQ (2:47)

"Nigerian army strikes out at Boko Haram in northeast."  YouTube:euronews (in English) http://youtu.be/FHFZI4pZ6EY  (1:07)

The Politics Behind Nigeria's State of Emergency."  YouTube:Stratfor.  http://youtu.be/QOyxAVjLM4E (3:25).

"Nigeria: Can Village Life Survive".  World Studies Video Program.  (DVD).  Prentice-Hall.  http://youtu.be/jHjgqxeAUZk
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Ghana

Class Reading:
"Ghana." 
World Studies: Africa.  Pearson-Prentice-Hall, 2005.  pgs 142-147. 

Physical Geography

Human Geography
Kwame Nkrumah
sovereignty
coup d'état
Gold Coast

Activity:

Video Segments to Reinforce Reading: 
"Ghana: Living on the Forest's Edge".  World Studies Video Program.  (DVD).  Prentice-Hall. 

Mali

Class Reading:
"Mali." 
World Studies: Africa.  Pearson-Prentice-Hall, 2005.  pgs 150-154. 

Physical Geography
desertification
overgrazing
sahel

Human Geography
Timbuktu

Activity:

Video Segments to Reinforce Reading: 
"Mali's Geographic Challenge."  YouTube:STRATFORvideo.  http://youtu.be/gFu0o8gzofA

"Mali: Africa's Grain Basket".  World Studies Video Program.  (DVD).  Prentice-Hall. 


Class Reading:

Physical Geography

Human Geography

Activity:

Video Segments to Reinforce Reading: 

Sierra Leone -- Democracy at the crossroads."  YouTube:untiednations.  http://youtu.be/ie0Oc5bk5U8  (8:16). 

A playlist of African history and geography
http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLnnfmynIEMZF8hDnDU-12EeeqexQY_uRN