Countries of Africa
Deadline: Monday, October 22, 2012 by 08:00

It's time to start decorating our classroom map of Africa! Each one of you has a country that I have picked out for you below. Follow the steps carefully to know what you need to do for this blog post AND for the Africa map in the classroom.

= Blog post assignment
STEPS IN PURPLE = African map assignment in classroom

STEP ONE: Each of you has three clues that connect to a country in Africa. Read the clues and do a Google search to see if you can find the name of your country. Define each of the three words in your blog post.

STEP TWO: Once you have found the name of your African nation, you will need to fill in the blanks below on the essential information of your country for the blog:

1. Name of African Country:__________________
2. Capital: __________________
3. Population: __________________
4. Official Languages: __________________
5. Currency: __________________

STEP THREE: Can you locate your country on a world map? Find your country on the classroom African map drawn by 8th grader Piotr and trace the outline of it on a blank piece of paper. Decorate the country by drawing and coloring the official flag inside the outline (See below for two examples).

STEP FOUR: Cut out your map and write the name of the country on the opposite side. Tape a corner of the country on the large African map in the classroom so others can lift up the map to see the country's name on the opposite side. 

STEP FIVE: Find out what and where the capital of your African country is. Neatly write the capital name and a star with a circle around it (⍟) under your country map flap on the classroom African map.


BEKKHAN: Tadrart Acacus / Bazeen / Muammar Gaddafi

Carthage / Zine El Abidine Ben Ali / Arab Spring

"blue jerboa" / Pied-Noir / fennec fox

Great Sphinx / Hosni Mubarak / felucca

pastilla / Hassan II Mosque / dahir

Polisario Front / Sahrawi / Moroccan Wall
Mr. Hendricks
15/10/2012 08:23:40 am

Example blog post:

Mr. Hendricks: voodoo / Kingdom of Dahomey / Ganvie

voodoo: animist religion that began Benin
Dahomey: the ancient kingdom of Benin from the 1600s-1894
Ganvie: A Benin village built on stilts in Lake Nokoué

1. Name of African Country: Benin
2. Capital: Porto Novo
3. Population: 8,791,832
4. Official Languages: French
5. Currency: CFA Franc

16/10/2012 04:10:26 am

Nacho:Great Sphinx/ Hosni Mubarak/Feluca

Great Sphinx:Monument
Hosni Mubarak:He was a dictador
Feluca:Traditional boat

1: Egypt
2: Cairo
3: 69.1 million
4: Arabic and english
5: Egyptian pound

17/10/2012 04:20:06 am

Tinkerbell:"blue jerboa" / Pied-Noir / fennec fox

"Blue jaboa" is the name given to Algeria's first automic bomb.
Pied-Noir is the them given to french citizens who loved in french Algeria before the independence.
fennec fox is an animal that lives in the the Algerian part of the Sahara desert.

1.Name of African country: Algeria
2.Capital: Algiers
3.Population: 35,980,193
4.Offical languages: Arabic
5.Currency: Dinars

18/10/2012 03:16:55 am

Katia: pastilla / Hassan II Mosque / dahir

Pastilla is a traditional meat pie of Morocco
Hassan II Mosque is a mosque in Casablanca
Dahir is a Moroccan King's decree

1.Name of African country: Morocco
2.Capital: Rabat
3.Population: 32,644,370
4.Offical languages:Modern Standard Arabic and Berber
5.Currency: Moroccan dirham

19/10/2012 06:18:34 pm

My countries name is Tunisia
1. carthage is where Carthaginian Empire's capital.
2. Zine El Abidine Ben Ali is 2 president of Tunisia.
3.The Arab Spring, a term given to the Arab Revolution

country: Tunisia
capital: Tunis
official language: Arabic
population: 10,673,800
currency: Tunisian dinar

20/10/2012 07:36:16 pm

Tadrart Acacus-mountain
Bazeen-is a starchy Libyan food
Muammar Gadaffi-was the official ruler of the Libyan Arab Republic

Official language-Arabic and English
Currency-Lybyan dinar

21/10/2012 04:39:52 am

Polisario Front: a Sahrawi rebel national liberation movement.
Sahrawi: Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR)
Morrocan wall:a wall that separates the no free zone and the free zone.
1.western sahara
2. El Aaiún
3.January 1st 2011 350,021
4.french,spanish,arabic and hassaniya
5.Moroccan Dirham (MAD)
1 euro=11MAD


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