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Africa for kids : exploring a vibrant continent, 19 activities / Harvey Croze.


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Croze, Harvey.
Publication date:
1st ed. - Chicago, Ill. : Chicago Review Press, c2006.
  • Book
  • vii, 136 p. : ill. (chiefly col.), col. maps ; 22 x 28 cm.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
  • Map of Africa
  • African continent: Vastness of Africa
  • Rock and dirt: Geology and soils
  • Investigate soil erosion
  • Climate: seasons and rainfall
  • Modifying forces
  • Winds and currents
  • East African rift
  • Rivers
  • Lakes
  • Volcanoes and mountains
  • Mineral wealth
  • African habitats, plants, and animals: Pyramid of life: Big picture
  • Observe a local ecosystem
  • Vegetation types
  • Make a zuna wind chime
  • Write an African fable
  • Wandering wildebeest
  • After the big five, the small-to-medium zillion
  • Animal meanings
  • Make an Nkondi Nkisi
  • Make a snake bracelet
  • Animal behavior: Feeding, fleeing, feeling good, and finding a mate
  • Become a field biologist
  • African people and places: Family of humans
  • Exodus
  • Create rock art
  • Family resemblances
  • Clans and tribes
  • Early civilizations
  • Make the first wind instrument
  • Hunting and gathering
  • Pastoralism
  • Play the oldest board game in the world
  • Build a maasai bivouac shelter
  • Make a model Maasai Nkang
  • Agriculture
  • Make cassave chips
  • Some tasty banana recipes
  • Colonialism and racism
  • Slavery
  • African culture
  • Make a ritual elephant mask
  • Kanga beachwear
  • Africa today and tomorrow
  • Become a painter in the naive school of art
  • African beadwork
  • Watch this space
  • An activity for the year 2060
  • Selected bibliography
  • Websites to explore
  • Books to read
  • Index.
Publisher's Summary:
This book is suitable for ages 9-12. Africa is brought to life in this imaginative look at the plants, animals, and people that make it such a fascinating continent. Studies of both traditional tribes and modern African cities showcase Africa's diversity, and authentic activities allow kids to dive into the rich culture by making a Maasai bivouac shelter, writing a fable in the African style, working as a field biologist, making a ritual elephant mask, and learning to tie an African Kanga dress. This cross-cultural study also shows kids what challenges Africa faces today while giving them a look at what it is like to live on this interesting continent.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)

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