Anthropologists have referred to Africa as "the cradle of civilization," and it's easy to understand why. Almost 5,000 miles in length, it is the second largest continent on Earth, and contains an incredible variety of climates, natural resources, and biodiversity. Some of the richest countries on the planet are located in Africa, as well as some of the poorest. Short reading passages will introduce your students to many different parts of African culture. Worksheets and answer keys are provided.
Project idea: Have your students pick an African country and present a report on its food, people, government, etc. to the rest of the class.