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Africa Discuss this eTheme.

These websites are about Africa. Here you will find information about African people, governments, languages, and culture. There are interactive timelines and exhibitions where students can explore African history or learn about African art. Included are several eThemes resources on related African themes.


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Explore the drop-down menus to find out about life in Africa today. This website for kids has the latest news from Africa, clickable maps with country facts, quizzes, and more. NOTE: This site links to a message board.
Click on a country name to learn more about the geography, climate, culture, and history of that country. This site has lots of information, but few images. NOTE: This site contains sponsored links and an online store.
Click on any of the country names listed alphabetically on the left or on the map to view a country profile with lots of facts below. NOTE: This site contains sponsored ads.
Discover Africa's history with the interactive timeline, explore the meanings of mud cloth from Mali, or view a gallery of photographs on this site.
Learn about the people, climate, and countries of eight different regions of Africa, view five photo essays that explore issues facing Africa today, or play an interactive African history game. There are links to a kids' site with games and activities, and teachers' resources with lesson plans.
Here is an index of lesson plans about Africa for elementary grades.
Click on a thumbnail image to learn more about the artwork and the culture that it came from. This site includes a glossary, lesson plans, activities, and maps for learning about African art.
Many African cultures view life as a cycle. Explore this view as represented by African art. This site contains many interactive and multimedia features for learning about the art.
Explore the virtual exhibits on this site to learn more about art in Africa. There are many interactive features and activites about African art.
This page lists over 400 African tribes. Use the arrows to navigate the list, then click on any name in bold letters to see more information.
This site has information on 107 African peoples. Click on the name of a tribe to go to a profile page of that tribe.
This site has information on 27 different African countries, and a map. Click on the name of a country to go to a profile page of that country.
Click on any of the pictures to go to a topic page related to the African theme. There are printouts of African animals, maps, flags, craft ideas, and more.
This website has information about the people, land, and wildlife of Africa. You can see maps of African regions, take a virtual safari, take a quiz, or send an electronic postcard.
This lesson plan for grades 6-8 is designed to help students understand the enormity of the impact that AIDS has had on the population of Africa. Students can do research to compare the impact of AIDS on Africa as compared to the rest of the world.
This lesson plan for grades 9-12 explores the impact of the AIDS epidemic on the population of Africa. Students can do research to gather data about AIDS in Africa as compared to the United States.
This article by Jared Diamond examines the role that geography and environment have played in shaping African history. There are related links to further reading and a bibliography. NOTE: Reading level is for older students.
This lesson for grades 9-12 explores the lives of women in Sub-Saharan Africa. Students can research and examine the role of women in traditional life, and learn about the literature created by women in postcolonial Africa.
This is an article about the impact of AIDS on the lives of women in southern Africa. There is a lot of factual information and statistics from the World Health Organization. NOTE: Reading level is for older students.
These sites are about the history and culture of early Africa. Learn about the different tribes and their lifestyles. Includes timelines, maps, activities, and photographs, plus eThemes Resources on Adinkra Cloths of Africa and East African Culture and Language.
Describes some of the major tribal cultures, rural, and city life of East African nations. Examples of major languages such as tribal languages and Swahili.
Learn about the geography and culture of Africa and African countries. Includes information on popular national parks and wildlife reserves. eThemes Resources on grassland habitats and East African culture are linked.
These sites show and tell about the history of adinkra cloths, an art form from the Asante people of Ghana and the Gyaman people of Cote' d'lvoire. Includes sites about the Ashanti tribe that also wears this type of clothing.
These sites contain information on colonial Africa. There are maps, photographs, and other primary source documents, as well as essays and interviews with contemporary authors and experts. Students can explore the historical background for literary works dealing with this setting, such as "Heart of Darkness" by Joseph Conrad. Included are eThemes resources on South Africa, Rwanda, the African Continent, and the slave trade.
These sites are about the Republic of Ghana, located in western Africa. Read about the customs, government, and history. See images of the Kente clothe and learn about the Ashanti people. There are links to eThemes Resources on Africa and adinkra cloths.
These sites contain information on the societies and cultures that existed outside of Europe during the time period known as the Middle Ages. Students can learn about African Kingdoms such as Ghana and Mali, the Asian Empires of Mongolia and Angkor, the Dynasties of Imperial China, and more. There are timelines, maps, articles, and pictures. Included are eTheme resources for additional information on China and the contemporary societies of North America.

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