002 - Is it all as it seems?

Factual Question

What is Africa's culture like?

Taken From: http://www.contemporary-african-art.com/images/african-art-online-21640000.jpg

Conceptual Question

How is "Africa" perceived? 
How have trade and associated global interactions affected Africa?

Key Terminology

  • Culture
  • Perception
  • Stereotype
  • Bias
Define the words above using the useful links below. Remember to write your answers in full sentences.

Useful Links



Activity One - Africa or Not?

  • Using the slideshow below decide whether the image was taken in a country of Africa or not. Give reasons for your answers.

Africa or Not



Group Discussion

  • How many did you get right?
  • Where you surprised by any of the answers? Why?



Activity Two - Describe

Below is a choropleth map which shows the number of people per km squared in Africa. But what is a choropleth map?

  1. Write a definition of what a choropleth map is.
  2. Describe the pattern of population density in Africa e.g. where are the most and least populated areas of Africa?
  3. Explain why some areas have very little people living there. Look back at your physical geography map.
  4. Explain why some areas have a lot of people living in some areas.

 



Activity Three - Research and Communicate


Africa is a diverse continent both in terms of its landscape but also its culture. In fact there are over 100 different ethnic groups with each having their own language, traditions, history, art and crafts. And more than 1000 different languages have been recorded within the continent. The group will be divided into teams to research and create a google presentation on one of the ethnic groups. The ethnic groups that we are going to focus on are:

                  • Maasai
                  • Berber
                  • San People (otherwise known as the Bushmen or Basarwa)
                  • Bantu
                  • Zulu

Requirements

Content

Use the grid below to help you research the key aspects of your ethnic group. Just substitute the word Bushmen for your ethnic group.

PDF of the San People/Bushmen Grid - Click on the link to get the above grid.

To help your team make notes for the presentation you can use the blank grid below.

Ethnic Groups

Presentation

      • Maximum 5 minutes. I will be timing!
      • Each slide should have less than 10 words on it.
      • Use lots of pictures.
      • Bibliography

How will I be assessed?

How will I be assessed?

Criterion A: Knowing and Understanding

Achievement level

Level descriptor

0

The student does not reach a standard described by any of the descriptors below.


1–2

i.   makes a limited use of terminology

ii.  demonstrates basic knowledge and understanding of content and concept through limited descriptions and/or examples.


3–4

i.   uses some terminology accurately

ii.  demonstrates satisfactory knowledge and understanding of content and concepts through simple descriptions, explanations and examples.


5–6

i.   uses considerable and relevant terminology accurately

ii.  demonstrates substantial knowledge and understanding of content and concepts through descriptions, explanations and examples.


7–8

i.   consistently uses a range of terminology accurately

ii.  demonstrates detailed knowledge and understanding of content and concepts through developed and accurate descriptions, explanations and examples.

Criterion C: Communicating

Achievement level

Level descriptor

0

The student does not reach a standard described by any of the descriptors below.


1–2

i.   communicates information and ideas in a style that is not always clear

ii.  organizes information and ideas in a limited way

iii. lists sources of information inconsistently.


3–4

i.   communicates information and ideas in a style that is somewhat clear

ii.  somewhat organizes information and ideas

iii. creates an adequate reference list and sometimes cites sources.


5–6

i.   communicates information and ideas in a style that is mostly appropriate to the audience and purpose

ii.  mostly structures information and ideas according to the task instructions

iii. creates an adequate reference list and usually cites sources.


7–8

i.   communicates information and ideas in a style that is completely appropriate to the audience and purpose

ii.  structures information and ideas completely according to the task instructions

iii. creates a complete reference list and always cites sources.


Useful Resources




Activity Four - 360 View

You have all investigated what a specific ethnic group is like but what is it really like to live in a desert? Lets investigate....

First you will need your smart phone.
          • Install the 'Roundme' app
          • Search for Arid Environments or go to the menu > type Richard Allaway or geogalot > Desert Life VR Experience Berber Style Camp
          • Turn the device landscape and click on the Google Cardboard icon.
          • Place your phone into the Google Cardboard.

Answer the questions below using what you can see in the Google Cardboard.
  1. Describe the desert landscapes.
  2. Name the landforms that you can see.
  3. What do you think it would be like to live in a desert?
  4. The tribe is nomadic and people live in tents. How do the tents protect people from the desert storms?
  5. What evidence is there in the photograph of how the Berbers cook? 
  6. What evidence is there in the images that there is water?



Activity Five - Migration
Taken From: http://mapcollection.files.wordpress.com/2012/06/colonialafrica.jpg

Africa is not an isolated continent and therefore migration from other areas has had an impact.
  1. Write down where you think migrants may have come from?
  2. Why would these migrants want to move or conquer parts of Africa? If you are struggling use the useful link below.
  3. What influence might these migrants have had on areas within Africa?

Useful Resources




Activity Six - Extension

  • Write three different sentences that illustrate the diversity of Africa. Share your sentences using the padlet below.
  • Can you find the countries of Africa? Take this 'Sporcle' Quiz - Find the Countries of Africa