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What Is Africa Like?

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In this unit, you will discover Africa. You'll meet the people who live on the continent and explore the geography and culture. As you read the chapters, write the heading for each section. Then write two details from each section that support the heading.

Get ready for many fascinating adventures. Would you like to hike up a snowcapped mountain near the equator? Perhaps you'll want to travel by jeep on a safari (suh-fah-ree)—a trip to Africa to see wild animals. From the jeep, you might see lions, elephants, zebras, and giraffes. What about a bumpy camel ride across the largest sand desert in the world? Or maybe you'll sail down the Nile River to see ancient pyramids.

Where can you experience all these adventures? Visit the continent of Africa. There you will find many people that have different foods, customs, and traditions. It is a continent of over 700 languages.

From desert nomads traveling in the north to gold miners working in the south—welcome to the continent of Africa.

Africa portrait Victoria Falls, on border between Zambia and Zimbabwe
Nairobi, the capital city of Kenya
A busy street in Ghana

Africa landscape Political Map of Africa

Africa portrait

Africa portrait

Africa is a continent made up of over 50 countries. There are many groups of people, each having their own cultures and traditions.

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over 1 year ago

hi hahaha im perf

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about 2 years ago

human body is made of 9 systems and 600 muscles in it.

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over 2 years ago

I was wondering if you could tell me what Africa's winters are like

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almost 3 years ago

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21 days ago

Africa is very diverse and culturally amazing. Every country is different but the common things you will see is love, generosity, family values and easy living. Africans are smart and live close to the natural way of life. They are not into GMO foods, high fashion labels and worthless expenditures. They are resourceful and very wise. They know how to heel anything. They are intellectually superior to the majority of the western world yet they are not capitalistic enough to use this intelligence to take advantage of others. The land and scenery is breathtaking, the food is cooked with love, the children respect their parents, and most people actually own their homes unlike the high interest mortgage thieving we see in places like the US. The best part of Africa and West Africa in particular is the amount of pure spirituality the people have. Their lives are perfect examples of the way we all should live.

Check out this YouTube Channel about Americans (white and black) who have moved to West Africa for a more spiritual, peaceful and easy life. https://www.youtube.com/c/MedinaBaye