Comparison of a city in the United States with a city in a selected country of Africa.

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Material to cover in research:

  1. Average Yearly Rainfall
  2. Population
  3. Elevation and its effect
  4. Absolute Location
  5. Relative Location
  6. Place Information
  7. Historical Fact
  8. Interesting Fact
  9. When it was settled
  10. HE Interaction

Citing Sources in research will be emphasized during this unit. Do not be tempted to copy information directly from a source. You must collect information and sythesize it into coherent paragraphs that are your own creations.

Citing Sources: It is important to give credit to your research. is a great tool that can help you do this. There is even an autocite button that will literally fill in all website information for you. Use sources that end with org.

Requirements for Project (Grading)
  1. Saved to each student's webpage under Africa Link
  2. Venn Diagram of similarities and differences
  3. Visual Aid to show each of the 10 informational points
  4. Organized Layout of Information
  5. Original Writing (At least 5 paragraphs covering informational points) Typed directly on the wikispace
  6. Use at least 1 web 2.0 Tool
  7. Sources of information uses (Minimum of 5 sources)
  8. Conventions

Targets for this Unit
Students develop their understanding of an African city and an American city.
Students compare and contrast similarities and differences using a Venn Diagram and share them in a short piece of formal writing.
Students use the internet and other resources to acquire information about a place.
Students organize and illustrate information using a wikispace.
Students try a web 2.0 tool to show information.
Students show where they found information using bibliography entries.

State standards covered in this unit:

  • E.8.7 Identify and explain examples of bias, prejudice, and stereotyping, and how they contribute to conflict in society.

  • E.4.4 Describe the ways in which ethnic cultures influence the daily lives of people
  • E.4.6 Give examples of group and institutional influences such as laws, rules, and peer pressure on people, events, and culture
  • E.4.7 Explain the reasons why individuals respond in different ways to a particular event and the ways in which interactions among individuals influence behavior
  • D.8.7 Identify the location of concentrations of selected natural resources and describe how their acquisition and distribution generates trade and shapes economic patterns