Lenny Pieraccini   
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1. Today we will do a variety of things in the lab. For the first 30 minutes, work through the practice quiz links below. Open up a map of Africa in a separate tab to refer to.

Africa Map Practice Quizzes


Physical Africa

2. After practicing your political and physical Africa knowledge, research the topic that you will base your iMovie on. Spend at least 30 minutes researching and taking notes before you start your iMovie. The notes will be entry #34: iMovie Notes. Here are the 5 Themes if you need to refer to it for ideas:

Five Themes of Geography Detail

As you create your project, go down the list of topics below to guide your research. You don’t have to cover every single topic. You just want to give a complete picture of your country.

1. Location:

-This should be straightforward. Where is it and what is it next to?

2. Place:

            -Mountains, lakes, rivers, deserts, etc... What is the land like?

            -Climate. Hot country? Freezing country? Rainy?


            -Official language

            -Major religions

            -Type of government

            -Major cities. Give a description of the capital city.

            -Most important holidays

            -Historical highlights

            -Current events. Is your county in the news for any reason?

            -Staple diet. What do they eat?

3. Region

            -“The South,” “New England” and “The Middle East” are regions. When you

think of “The Middle East” there are details that come to mind that reflect the

land and culture of the region. What are the similarities between your

country and the countries around it?

4. Movement

            -Immigration, emigration, migration. Are people moving to, moving out of, or

moving around your country? If so, why?

            -Imports. What products are being brought in from other countries?

            -Exports. What products do they produce and ship to other countries?


5. Human-Environment Interaction

            -Land use

            -Vacation/Tourist locations

            -Where do people live? Is the population concentrated in one part of the

country or are they distributed throughout?


            -Environmental issues

            -Urban/Rural ratio. What percent of the population lives in cities?

            -Economy. How do people make money?

            -Major industries.  Tourism and the win industry are key to the economy of

Sonoma. Does you country produce cars, electronic equipment, toys, etc…?

3. After I demonstrate iMovie, start creating your own iMovie.

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