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West and Central Africa
From Trainer Fred Goerisch's Layered Curriculum Class
Las Vegas, NV

3.9      The student will examine the unique physical and human characteristics of Russia and the former Soviet Republics, the Middle East and North Africa, and Sub-Saharan Africa.
4.4    TSW compare how cultural characteristics affect different points of view with regard to places and regions.
4.15    TSW compare how cooperation and conflict among peoples contribute to political, economic, and cultural divisions on earth’s surface.
4.16    TSW explain how the physical and human geography of regions influence their economic activities.
5.1     The student will describe the changes that result from human modification of the physical environment.
5.2    The student will compare and contrast the opportunities and comstraints that the physical environment places on human activity.
7.2     TSW use a variety of research skills, including field work and computer resources, to collect geographic information.
7.3     The student will create and prepare various forms of graphic organizers: maps, graphs, diagrams, tables, or charts to organize geographic information.

General Instructions:  Complete one layer before going on to another layer.  No more than two assignments will be checked off by your teacher on any one day in any layer.  Each assignments has a point value based on the amount of tme and effort necessary to complete that task.  You must earn the required number of points in any one layer before moving to the next layer.
    Be prepared to discuss and answer questions about each of your assignments.  Failure to do so will result in no credit for that assignment.  When appropriate, you may work with a partner or partners, but you must be able to answer the teacher’s questions without any assistance.

Name _______________ Period ______ Due Date ____________

Section 1. Basic Understanding 105  pts (C):  95 pts needed to move to the next section.  This (C) layer must be completed before beginning the (B).

10 pts_______1. Read p. 507 - 516 in text. Do Section 1&2 Review.
5 pts ________2. Read p. 517 in text. Do activities 1-3.
10 pts. ______ 3.Read p. 518 - 525 in text.  Do Section 3 & 4 Review
10 pts. ______4. Read worksheets  and do questions at bottom on p. 101, 102, 103 and 104.  Do the Chapter 26 test.
5 pts________5.  Do reading activity p.24.
5 pts _______6.Do reading activity p. 26.
5 pts _______7. Do reading activity p. 28.
5 pts_______8. Do reading activity p. 30.
5 pts _______9. Do the graphs activity p. 34.
5 pts _______10. Do the word search of African countries.
5 pts._______11. Do the “Animals in Africa” activity.
10 pts ______12. Do the map activity on Africa’s natural resources.  Make the key and label on map.
5 pts. ______13. Do the “Cities of Africa “ activity sheet.
5 pts_______14. Listen to the song, “The Little Nanny Story” on the Wee Sing tape, learn the song and be able to sing it.
10 pts.______15. Make a vocabulary book with words on p. 512, 516, 520, and 525.  16 in all.  Illustrate.
5 pts _______16. Do “Climate of Africa.”

The Layer “C” level is complete ________________date__________

Section 2. Application/Analysis level (B)  50 pts necessary to move to the (A) level.

20 pts_______19. Do the “Countries of Africa” activity.  Make make a minibook for them.
10 pts _______20. Make a weaving typical of African art.
20 pts_______21. Make a timeline of historical events in Africa.  Follow all directions.

The “B” level is complete ____________________ date ___________

Section 3, Synthesis/Evaluation level (A) 40pts necessary to complete the level (A) of the African unit.

20 pts________Read “Health and Diseases in Africa”, map the “AIDS Region” on map.  Plan a solution for improving health in an African country in Central and Western Africa.  1 page essay.

20 pts________Read “Desertification in Africa”, prepare the debate for both sides.  10 complete sentences fro each side.  Debate the issue with a partner.

The “A” level is complete ______________________date ___________

From the list of “113” performance assessments design and complete a performance assessment that clearly demonstrates your understanding of  North Africa.  Turn in your portfolio.  Take your final exam.