Africa has been left with a dark legacy from European Colonization. What are the current issues that face Africa today? In this activity, students explore 8 different issues that are impacting Africa by visiting stations and completing processing assignments.
This resource includes a paper version and a 1:1 Google version to be used with Google Classroom. On the first page will be a link that will have you make a copy of the Google Doc, so be sure to be signed in to your Google account. You can then share directly with your students.
⭐a Preview Activity to introduce the lesson
⭐Word Wall Terms and an vocabulary activity on the following terms: arable land, chronic, cholera, contested, corruption, dehydration, drought, fertility rate, life expectancy, malaria, malnutrition, and population growth
⭐placards with images and content on different issues in Africa including climate change, legacy of colonization, population growth, hunger, AIDS, political instability, cholera, and malaria
⭐processing assignments for each station
⭐teacher directions including a check-off sheet
2019 TEKS for 6th Grade World Cultures
(1) History. The student understands that historical events influence contemporary events. The student is expected to:
(A) trace characteristics of various contemporary societies in regions that resulted from historical events or factors such as colonization, immigration, and trade; and
(B) analyze the historical background of various contemporary societies to evaluate relationships between past conflicts and current conditions.
(5) Geography. The student understands the impact of interactions between people and the physical environment on the development and conditions of places and regions. The student is expected to:
(A) describe ways people have been impacted by physical processes such as earthquakes and climate;
(13) Culture. The student understands the similarities and differences within and among cultures in various world societies. The student is expected to:
(D) identify and explain examples of conflict and cooperation between and among cultures.
(18) Science, technology, and society. The student understands the influences of science and technology on contemporary societies. The student is expected to:
(A) identify examples of scientific discoveries, technological innovations, and scientists and inventors that have shaped the world;
(B) explain how resources, economic factors, and political decisions affect the use of technology; and
(C) make predictions about future social, political, economic, cultural, and environmental impacts that may result from future scientific discoveries and technological innovations.
(19) Social studies skills. The student applies critical-thinking skills to organize and use information acquired through established research methodologies from a variety of valid sources, including technology. The student is expected to:
(A) differentiate between, locate, and use valid primary and secondary sources such as oral, print, and visual material and artifacts to acquire information about various world cultures;
(B) analyze information by sequencing, categorizing, identifying cause-and-effect relationships, comparing, contrasting, finding the main idea, summarizing, making generalizations and predictions, and drawing inferences and conclusions;
(C) organize and interpret information from outlines, reports, databases, and visuals, including graphs, charts, timelines, and maps; and
(20) Social studies skills. The student uses geographic tools to collect, analyze, and interpret data. The student is expected to:
(A) answer geographic questions, including: Where is it located? Why is it there? What is significant about its location? How is its location related to the location of other people, places, and environments? Using latitude and longitude, where is it located?;
(21) Social studies skills. The student communicates in written, oral, and visual forms. The student is expected to:
(A) use social studies terminology correctly;
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