F6: Africa

F6: Africa

Lesson objective(s)

Page numbers from course booklet

Possible Activities

Lesson Outcomes

Key Terms and Skill Development

Lesson 1:

Title: Where and What is Africa?

L.O: To know where Africa, some of it’s countries and to start creating mental images of the continent

Pgs.102and103 Starter: Brief intro clip from GeoSchooley on Africa

Main: Map work – students given blank map of world and are asked to highlight Africa and describe its location in relation to other continents, oceans, points of a compass

Students next are given a variety of photos from a range of African countries showing the diversity of the continent. Students asked to analyze and pick out key SEEP differences

Plenary: African classtools spider diagram construction recap on what has been learnt today


By the end of this lesson students will know where Africa is located, will know where a range of its countries are within the continent and will start creating their own mental images of its physical and human Geography


HMK: questions from pg. 103, 6-9

s and c: why might Africa have a vested interest in the Global Goals more so than other continents




mental images

Global Goals

Skill Dev:



photographic analyzing

using classtools software

Lessons 2,3and4

Title: A little History on Africa

L.O: To know the historical background to Africa

Pgs. 104and 105 Students in these lessons are to use the resources from GeoSchooley, the course book and the internet to create a 5Wdigital booklet using Google docs on the history of Africa. The title of the booklet should be “ An Historical Factfile of Africa – both physical and human Geography”. By the end of these lessons students will have a goodbye grasp of geo- historical background of Africa, how it evolved and why the continent is the way it is today

HMK: work on booklets


5w Enquiry

digital booklet

google docs

Skill Dev:

Independent Enquiry

using google docs

research skills

Lessons 5and6:

Title: Africa Today

L.O: To know what Africa is like today both physically and culturally

Pgs. 106and107 Starter: Skills introduces on how to write a newspaper report

Main: Students write a newspaper report of no less than 400words that reports on the following:

1, Africa’s countries

2, Africa’s people

3, Africa’s natural wealth

4, Africa’s challenges

Plenary: Africa Kahoot

By the end of this lesson students will have produced a newspaper style report focusing on describing and explaining what Africa is like today and providing evaluation on the subject and ideas for solutions to the problems the continent faces


HMK: Work on newspaper reports

s and c: How might your newspaper report look like in a 100 years. What might Africa be like then

Africa’s physical and cultural areas




natural wealth


Global Goals

Skill Dev:

Newspaper report writing

PEEL work

research skills


synthesis of ideas

Lessons 7, 8and9:

Title: Africa’s Countries

L.O: To know more about Africa’s countries

Pgs.108and109 Starter: identify as many African countries as you can in 2minutes in your work books

Main: Students to use iPads to work on Google MyMaps to create own personal annotated map of Africa with information

Plenary: Answer questions 1-3 from pg.109

By the d end of this lesson students will know more about African countries and will have practices using Google MyMaps to create their own informatively maps of Africa

HMK: Answer questions 4-6 from pg.109

s and c: Why do you think Liberia and Ethiopia were never colonized?


Capital Cities



Google MyMaps


Skill Dev:


Using Google MyMaps

Using resources to arrange my own information around my map


Lessons 10,11and12:

Title: Population Distribution

L.O: To know and understand the reasons for the Population distribution in Africa

Pgs. 110and111 Starter: students provided with chloropleth map of population distribution of Africa and breakdown table of each major settlements pop. total. Firstly, students need to define what a chloropleth Map is? Next – students are to note down 3things they can pick out from the map that they think is significant and label around their maps. Discuss as a group

Main: Students then define population distribution and density. Tasks from GeoSchooley with reference to the map follow.

Plenary: question 8 from pg.111. Discuss as a group

By the end of this lesson students will know and understand the reasons for the uneven distribution of population in Africa

HMK: arrange admin of work book

Population Distribution

Population Density

Uneven Population Distribution

Push and Pull factors

SEEP causes and consequences

Skill Dev:



development of key terminology

Lessons 13and14:

Title: Africa’s Physical Features

L.O: To know about some of Africa’s physical features

Pgs.112and113 Starter: study the map from GeoSchooley, highlight any mountains, deserts, Rivers and lakes

Main: Work through tasks on GeoSchooley in an effort to understand and analyze the map and physical features of Africa

By the end of this lesson students will know about some of the main physical features in Africa and will have practices analyzing maps and data

HMK: answer questions 6-10 from pg. 113

s and c: can you explain the formation of any of the physical features you have just come across? Perhaps you could accompany your explanation with a diagram

Physical features






Skill Dev:

Analysing maps and photographs

picking out evidence



Lessons 15and16:

Title: Africa’s Biomes

L.O: To know about Africa’s different biomes and their characteristics

Pgs. 114and115 Starter: What is a biome? Students work through definition starter

Main: students then work through a series of tasks from GeoSchooley related to hot deserts, rainforests and Savanna’s, all helping student understanding of these important biomes

Plenary: Question 9 from pg.115

By the end of this lesson students will know about the characteristics of the three different biomes and where and why they are predominantly located where they are

HMK: Revise for end of unit summative assessment


Hot Desert




Sun light/energy

air pressure

Skill Dev:

Research Skills




decision making

End of unit summative assessment All pages above relevant to unit Project summative assessment: instructions provided on GeoSchooley By the end of this summative assessment students will be able to demonstrate subject knowledge and skill development in the areas focused upon in the above lessons As stated in all the above lessons

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