African Regions and their Folk Tales

GeoLiteracy
Lesson Plan Content
Description: 
<p>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.</p>
Author: 
Cheryl Wiens
Grade Range: 
6-8
Duration: 
3-4 class periods
Lesson Materials
Teacher Instructions: 
Standards
Arizona Geography Concepts: 
1: The World in Spatial Terms
2: Places and Regions
National Geography Standards: 
8: The characteristics and distribution of ecosystems on Earth's surface
14: How human actions modify the physical environment