African Regions and their Folk Tales

Lesson Plan Content
In this lesson, students will use research skills to compare the characteristics of three major natural regions of Africa: the desert, the rain forest, and the savanna. Students will also establish how the people who live there have affected these regions. Then students will listen to African folk tales from the three regions and describe the setting of each story.
Cheryl Wiens
Grade Range: 
2-4 class periods
Lesson Materials
Teacher Instructions: 
Materials to Assist Teachers and English Language Learners: 
National Geography Standards: 
1: How to use maps and other geographic representations, tools, and technologies to acquire, process, and report information
4: The physical and human characteristics of places
5: That people create regions to interpret Earth's complexity
7: The physical processes that shape the patterns of Earth's surface
8: The characteristics and distribution of ecosystems on Earth's surface
14: How human actions modify the physical environment