Africa Lesson Plans
People and Geography Worksheets
Animals, and Major Regions of Africa
Issues Facing Africa Worksheets
Teaching Theme | A
Glance At Africa
Teaching Theme | Africa
Comparison and Contrast Paper- Students compare two places in Africa
that differ vastly.
Unit Plan- A huge list of classroom ideas.
and Us- Students will identify places that a child living in South
Africa and they themselves might want to visit.
America: How do we Compare Materially? - Given a picture, students
will make a list of possessions for an African or American family, then
select and justify what they think would be one of the family's most valued
Not Just One Big Safari - Students will draw a picture of an African
city that includes places similar to those found in U.S. cities.
Aswan High Dam- Build a model of a dam and label it correctly.
Clothing- Children will correctly identify examples of everyday clothing
and special occasion clothing worn in Africa.
Rain Forests- Students will draw a picture and label the layers of
a rain forest in Africa.
Savanna- The students will be able to distinguish between different
animals and their role on the African Savanna.
Savanna- Almost web quest like.
Folktales- Sometimes it is wise to follow the advice of others and
at other times it will only bring disaster. To know when to obey can be
the problem. This lesson will focus on stories from South Africa, Morocco
and Nigeria and character traits valued in those cultures.
Geographic Features- The students will learn of Africa's geographic
diversity after answering the questions and locating its geographic features.
The students will have a visual picture of these features by viewing them
on the Internet.
Cities Are Modern- Students will create a mobile that compares the
way of life in modern cities in Africa to rural villages in Africa.
in Africa: The global impact - To teach the students about life,health,and
death due to the effects of HIV/AIDS here in the United States and in
Africa's Connection to Today- Ancient Africa's historical contributions
are told though the eyes of a spider, Anansi, and his search calabash
game. Fabric art is optional.
There Really Fifty-Three Nations Within Africa?- Children will, on
a map of Africa, will recognize the difference between a nation and a
is in the Eye of the Beholder - Students will create a poster showing
how two different cultures strive for beauty.
an African Compound (Shelter)- Students will contribute in small groups
to creating a model of a compound that might be found in a rural African
Traits and People in Black History- Students read a one-page biographical
essay and write in paragraph form how an African American has demonstrated
a certain character trait.
Values and History Through Masks- The students will create an African
style mask that depicts a value or character trait that is important in
Exposure- This lesson explains why and how colonist attitudes towards
the Native Americans and African Americans changed over time.
Life in Africa- Students will compare the life of a boy in Africa
with their own lives.
African Music - Students will come to appreciate African Music and
the rich culture it represents.
and Near- The student will draw a picture and write a sentence
showing how his or her life is similar to that of children in Africa.
Africa to America - To understand and appreciate an excerpt from an
and Gathering in the African Rain Forest- Students will demonstrate
their knowledge of the Mbuti people hunting and gathering in the African
rain forest, by writing a story about a Mbuti hunting or gathering food.
About Africa- In this lesson, students will write about a location
in Africa. They will choose a place and write a short story featuring
them as the main character. The short story would be about something they
would do in their setting if they lived there.
about Slavery - Students will be able to locate on a map the places
in Africa where the majority of slaves came from.
in Villages of Africa- Students will complete a chart comparing and
contrasting African villages with their own communities.
World: Comparing the U.S. and Ethiopia- Students will create a
flip book which identifies similarities and differences between their
lives and that of a family in Ethiopia.
in Africa -Children will recognize different types of instruments
and voices used in traditional African Music.
Object Painting - The learner will organize the components of a work
into a cohesive whole through knowledge of organizational principles of
design and art elements.
through the Ages- Students work in groups to define slavery in three
different cultures. Students will be given information on slavery in Greek,
Roman, and African cultures, and then after some discussion, they will
be asked to answer questions on the topic.
from Africa- This lesson looks at elephants.
Natural Wonders of Africa- Students will draw a picture of and write
a few sentences telling about their favorite natural wonder of Africa.
Sahara Desert- The children will create a watercolor picture of the
Sahara Desert and label it.
- Swahili Numbers and The African Tradition and
Origin of Spirituals - We are going to review some of the swahili
words we have learned. We will also investigate topics on Slavery, Spirituals,
Law Pertaining to Owning Slaves, Adversity.
Achievements and Challenges of Zimbabwe- This unit is intended to
focus on some of those aspects of Zimbabwean life and history that are
of great significance to understanding the people of Zimbabwe today and
African Slave Trade - The students will share their feelings about
the enslavement of Africans as they write journal entries discussing the
- The Politics
of Numia: A Post-Colonial Roleplay Game- his roleplay gives students
a sense of the give and take of the political process by asking students
to play the role of political parties (each with its own constituency,
resources and objectives) trying to form a coalition government in the
fictional African nation of Numia.
to Timbuktu: Trade in Ancient West Africa- Trade has played an important
role in the economy of West Africa since very early times. As early as
300 AD, camel caravans carried salt from mines in the Sahara Desert to
trading centers along the Niger River in present-day Mali.
is a griot? - Students will be become familiar with the purpose and
importance of the West African griot.
in Africa: Tradition and Change- While a single lesson plan cannot
fully explore the variety and complexity of African life, in this lesson
students can gain insight into the lives of some black women in Sub-Saharan
Africa by adopting a perspective that is in part traditional, based on
the arts of African village life, and in part postcolonial, based on the
work of African women writing in English and French today.
Naming Ceremonies - Students will write a sentence describing how
their name is similar or different to Yoruba children's names.
The land of dense forests - Explaining about the location of equatorial
forests of the world. To know about the climate, vegetation, wildlife,
people, food and crops, minerals, industry, water resources, etc of Zaire.