Journey to Africa: Rainfall or Drought

GeoSTEM
Lesson Plan Content
Description: 
In this lesson, students will learn how to make stem-and-leaf and box-and-whisker charts and to analyze data from them. Students should be able to see the relationship between the Sahel, desertification, and the area around the equator by comparing the rainfall.
Author: 
Barbara Stout
Grade Range: 
6-7
Duration: 
2 class periods
Lesson Materials
Teacher Instructions: 
Standards
Arizona Geography Concepts: 
1: The World in Spatial Terms
6: Geographic Applications
National Geography Standards: 
1: How to use maps and other geographic representations, tools, and technologies to acquire, process, and report information
7: The physical processes that shape the patterns of Earth's surface
18: How to apply geography to interpret the present and plan for the future