Continents: Understanding the World

Lesson 8

Objective

Describe two to three things that make the continent of Africa special.

Readings and Materials

  • Book: Explore Africa by Bobbie Kalman  — pp. 6-7, 10-19

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Target Task

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Discussion & Writing Prompt

Describe two to three things that make the continent of Africa special.

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Key Questions

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  • What are some of the different countries in Africa?

  • What is the climate like in Africa?

  • What types of water will you see in Africa?

  • What types of landforms will you see in Africa?

  • What types of ecosystems might you find in Africa?

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Common Core Standards

  • L.1.6 — Use words and phrases acquired through conversations, reading and being read to, and responding to texts, including using frequently occurring conjunctions to signal simple relationships (e.g., because).

  • RI.1.1 — Ask and answer questions about key details in a text.

  • RI.1.5 — Know and use various text features (e.g., headings, tables of contents, glossaries, electronic menus, icons) to locate key facts or information in a text.

  • RI.1.7 — Use the illustrations and details in a text to describe its key ideas.

  • SL.1.1 — Participate in collaborative conversations with diverse partners about grade 1 topics and texts with peers and adults in small and larger groups