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This is Africa!

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By Teresa Saunderseducation journalist and children’s writer

A visual information text revealing why Africa lies at the very heart of our planet, and raises issues of global warming and environmental change.

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This visual information text extends geographical vocabulary and reveals why Africa lies at the very heart of our planet, with its unique geographical features and mineral riches, including diamonds and gold. It also raises issues of global warming and human impact on our planet.

Shared learning and teaching

Before reading

  • Establish what the children already know about Africa, dispelling any misconceptions or stereotypes by stressing the diversity of this massive continent.
  • Discuss what geographical information the children would like to find out about Africa. Decide on a list of questions to aid their research.

Previous learning

Children would benefit from experience of: reading non-fiction texts, extracting information, taking notes; using reference texts to find derivations/meanings of new words; recognising differences between fact/opinion.

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Reviews

  1. Rachelle
    on 12 May 2014

    On Africa

    We’re are doing Africa

  2. caroline
    on 30 April 2013

    africa

    print is too small to read …even when enlarged to A3

    2out of 5