Africas Unique Physical Geography First glue in the

Africas Unique Physical Geography First glue in the

Africas Unique Physical Geography First glue in the sheet. Then choose 4 colored pencils and get ready to learn! Northern Western

Eastern Southern Africas Size Fraction of the earths land surface: 20.6% Distance north to south: 5,000 miles Distance east to west: 4,600 miles

Only 1/10 of the worlds population! Why? Africa Regions Africa is BIG! You could fit the US, Europe and China inside Africa with room to spare Africa has two major regions:

1. Saharan 2. Sub-Saharan Africa is the home of the worlds longest river (Nile) and the worlds second largest freshwater lake (Victoria). How is Africa unique? There are six main ways that Africa is unique:

1. No mountain ranges! 2. Rift Valley 3. Elongated Lakes 4. Erratic River Courses 5. Plateaus 6. Major Deserts How is Africa unique? There are six main ways that Africa is

unique: 1. No major mountain ranges! No major mountain ranges! only minor mountain ranges All other continents have major mountain ranges (Alps, Rockies, Himalayas, Andes,

etc) Mt. Kilimanjaro (19,340 ft.) is a volcano, not a part of a mountain range! How is Africa unique? There are six main ways that Africa is unique:

1. No major mountain ranges! 2. Rift Valley Great Rift Valley East Africa is breaking away from the rest of Africa, causing

very deep valleys How is Africa unique? There are six main ways that Africa is unique: 1. No major mountain ranges! 2. Rift valley 3. Elongated lakes

Elongated Lakes Parts of the rift valleys have filled with water to create long, narrow lakes How is Africa unique?

There are six main ways that Africa is unique: 1. No major mountain ranges! 2. Rift Valley 3. Elongated Lakes 4. Erratic River Courses Erratic River Courses

With no mountain ranges and relatively level surface, rivers are free to wander How is Africa unique? There are six main ways that Africa is unique:

1. No major mountain ranges! 2. Rift Valley 3. Elongated Lakes 4. Erratic River Courses 5. Plateau Africa - the Plateau Continent A plateau or tableland is

relatively flat, and at higher elevation. Austin sits at around 600 feet. Most of Africa is around 3000 feet. How is Africa unique? There are six main ways that Africa is

unique: 1. No mountain ranges! 2. Rift Valley 3. Elongated Lakes 4. Erratic River Courses 5. Plateaus 6. Major Deserts Major Deserts

The Saharan Desert is the largest in the world - slightly smaller than the continental United States Kept Sub-Saharan African isolated from the rest of the world until sea navigation

made exploring Africa possible (late 1400s) The Nile River The Nile River is the longest river in the world The source of life in a very arid land - 90% of Egypts population lives on 4% of total land (within sight

of the Nile). The Nile flows north and is fed by the White Nile and the Blue Nile. Ancient Egypt and the Nile The Nile shaped nearly every part of life of Egyptian life: - Agriculture

- Religion - Social Events Egyptians depended on the cycle of flooding to replenish the soil for agriculture The first written language in Egypt arose out of the need to keep records of harvests, rainfall and flooding of the Nile

Aswan Dam and Lake Nasser Drawbacks: Benefits: 1. Initially flooded area, 1. Generates electricity displaced 90,000 people and 2. Fishing industry in flooded ancient sites

Lake Nasser 2. Fertile silt being held back 3. Helps alleviate by dam dangerous flooding and 3. Hurts fish stock and make-up droughts of Mediterranean Sea

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