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  • Line drawing of the Egyptian flag to color.
  • Line drawing of South African flag to color.
  • Use this form to organize Know, Want to know, and Learned material about the African savanna.
  • Create a bar graph to show information about favorite savanna animals.
  • Color this picture of a lion or trace and cut out to make a shapebook.
  • Pictures with words make these six cards useful for a variety of activities: flashcards, picture prompts, etc. Print two sets for a memory game.
  • Facts about African animals, with color photographs.
  • This one page reading comprehension selection is a brief overview of the history of and contemporary life in Egypt. It is followed by 7 multiple choice questions and 4 questions that require a brief written response.
  • This reading comprehension describes the burial process for a Pharaoh (not for the faint-hearted!)
  • The Pharos lighthouse was considered one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Use this reading comprehension to learn more.
  • A dot to dot and a picture to color of the sky goddess, Nut, for fun or for a report cover.
  • Find your way through this mummy-shaped maze.
  • Practice map skills by labeling the continents on this world map.
  • Reading comprehension questions (multiple choice and true/false), math, word fun, and more - all related to the topic of these "great cats"!
  • Use this 'Unscramble the Words: Book - Ananse's Feast' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Unscramble the Words: Book - Ananse's Feast'. From "freeze" to "dream". Features vocabulary from Tololwa Mollel's retelling of an Ananse story.
  • [member-created with abctools] From "camel" to "gazelle".
  • Two report forms guide students through the writing of book reports for fiction and non-fiction books with an African theme.
  • Looking for great children's books about Africa? Here's a list of books recommended by the Children's Africana Book Awards.
  • Use this 'Book: Zomo the Rabbit (primary)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Book: Zomo the Rabbit (primary)'. This unit reviews Gerald McDermott's tale of an African rabbit. Good story sequencing practice, a word search, and more.
  • Use this 'Writing Activity: A Trip to Kenya (elem/upper elem) - cover only' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Writing Activity: A Trip to Kenya (elem/upper elem) - cover only'. Cover page for a booklet-report about a real or imaginary trip to Kenya. Writing prompts to go with the cover are available on our member site.
  • A rebus story followed by comprehension questions. Good for primary or early readers.
  • Use this 'Writing Activity: A Trip to Cameroon (elem/upper elem)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Writing Activity: A Trip to Cameroon (elem/upper elem)'. Write a booklet report about a real or imaginary trip to Cameroon. These pages include directions for writing specific information about your trip, including holidays, people, and sightseeing, and daily journal pages. Prompts develop narrative, persuasive, and descriptive writing skills.
  • Two printable cards with graphics for writing facts about the savannah.
  • Color this line drawing of the Algerian flag.
  • Line drawing of Kenyan flag to color.
  • Line drawing of Zimbabwe flag to color.
  • A short reading comprehension about this endangered animal.
  • Color this picture of a cheetah or trace and cut out for a great shapebook.
  • Color this picture of a giraffe or trace and cut out for a great shapebook.
  • Color this picture of a zebra or trace and cut out to make a great shapebook.
  • [member-created with abctools] Unscramble the words from "environment" to "zebra".
  • Find the South Africa-theme words from "archaeological" to "Wonderwerk cave" in this Africa-shaped word search.
  • This African Elephant (elementary) Unit is perfect to practice chart reading and graphing skills. Your elementary grade students will love this African Elephant (elementary) Unit. The African elephant chart-reading and graphing unit includes a reading and comprehension sheet to give students background information about African elephants. The chart reading and graphing tasks are based on real data about African elephants, and thus can be considered real-world problem-solving experiences.
  • This African Elephant (upper elem/intermediate) Unit is perfect to practice chart reading and graphing skills. Your elementary grade students will love this African Elephant (upper elem/intermediate) Unit. This unit has harder tasks and reading/comp sheet. Chart reading exercises. Math tasks include mean, median, range and mode, and selecting appropriate intervals for graphs.
  • Answer the targeted questions about the savanna biome.
  • Full page report format for students to write a report on the savannah.
  • This Favorite Savannah Animal Survey is perfect to practice graphing skills. Your elementary grade students will love this Favorite Savannah Animal Survey. Use this form to record people's favorite savannah animals. Ten types are suggested and blank spaces are also included. Good tallying practice.
  • Simple outline map of the African continent, with countries shown but not labeled.
  • [member-created with abctools] Find the words from "Africa" to "zebra" in this lion-shaped word search.
  • Narrow-lined paper with a man and woman in cultural dress in the upper corners.
  • Lined paper with a wildlife scene in the top border.
  • Narrow-lined paper with African animals in the surrounding border.
  • Animal border for students to color. Narrow lines for writing.
  • Narrow-lined paper with Nelson Mandela in the upper-left corner.
  • From "African buffalo" to "zebra". These vocabulary building word strips with pictures are great for word walls, sentence strips, spelling and vocabulary practice.
  • Facts about African animals with color photographs.
  • Facts about African animals, with color photographs.
  • Introduces students to the rich history of Alexandria, the second largest city in Egypt. Followed by multiple choice comprehension questions.
  • An introduction to Cairo, the capital of Egypt. A good vocabulary builder and reading comprehension exercise.
  • An introduction to Luxor, the ancient Egyptian city, filled with temples and sphinxes. A good reading comprehension exercise.
  • A brief history and geographic explanation of the Nile Valley. A good vocabulary builder and reading comprehension exercise.
  • An introduction to the Egyptian Pyramids for upper level students.
  • A great introduction to the history and construction of Egyptian pyramids.
  • A form for students doing their own research on Egypt. Includes essay questions, and a fact sheet (with answers for teachers).
  • A word search to reinforce vocabulary for other Egypt lessons.
  • Use the chart to find the populations of some of Egypt's major cities.
  • Use a line graph to determine how many people visited the Great Sphinx over a two year period.
  • Use a map to learn more about Egypt. A good map skills lesson.
  • This reading comprehension describes the experiences of someone who visited Cairo during Ramadan.
  • A trip down the Suez Canal, with a bit of history.
  • This reading comprehension presents the position of Egyptian women in past and contemporary society.
  • A coloring page of the Egyptian cat goddess Bast or Bastet, for fun or for a report cover. With short explanatory text.
  • A coloring page of two Egyptians playing Senet (like backgammon), for fun or for a report cover.
  • A coloring page of Egyptian workers painting a fresco, includes hieroglyphs, for fun or for a report cover.
  • A coloring page of children playing in ancient Egypt, for fun or for a report cover.
  • A coloring page of an ancient Egyptian urn, for fun or for a report cover.
  • A coloring page of ancient Egyptians weaving, for fun or for a report cover.
  • A dot to dot and a picture of the jackal god, Anubis, for fun or for a report cover.
  • A dot to dot and a picture to color of the Egyptian sun god, Horus, for fun or for a report cover.
  • A dot to dot and a picture to color of Osiris, the Egyptian god of the underworld, for fun or for a report cover.
  • Sphinx-shaped maze.
  • A dot to dot and a picture to color of the Egyptian sun god, Ra, for fun or for a report cover.
  • A coloring page of the Egyptian Abu Simbel monument along the Nile, for fun or for a report cover.
  • A coloring page of the famous and mysterious Sphinx, for fun or for a report cover.
  • A coloring page of King Tut mask, for fun or for a report cover.
  • Unlabeled outline map of Africa and African countries.
  • Line drawing of Eritean flag to color.
  • Line drawing of Ghana's flag to color.
  • Line drawing of Sudan flag to color.
  • This unit presents a wealth of information about Africa, divided into regions for easy comprehension.
  • Use this 'Book: When Africa Was Home (upper elem/middle)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Book: When Africa Was Home (upper elem/middle)'. A mini-unit, featuring comprehension questions and vocabulary builders, designed to enhance Karen Williams' book; perfect for integration into a "What does 'home' mean?" lesson.
  • Use these maps to help students with their geographical knowledge. Includes word wall word strips.
  • Use these detailed maps to help review (or expand) students' geographical knowledge of continents, countries, oceans, and seas, as well as to practice map labeling.
  • Enhances vocabulary and comprehension of Pat McKissack's Nigerian folktale.
  • This cat is the fastest animal in the world! Learn more with this two page reading comprehension.
  • Labeled and unlabeled outlines of the continents, for use with the interactive geography bulletin board project.
  • Unlabeled outline map of Africa.
  • Labeled map of Africa, showing countries.
  • Unlabeled map of Africa, showing countries.
  • [member-created with abctools] From "aardvark" to "wildebeest"
  • [member-created with abctools] Trace and cut out. This lined, elephant-shaped shapebook has prompts for students to answer about elephants.
  • [member-created with abctools] Trace and cut out. This hippopotamus-shaped shapebook has writing prompts on each page for students to answer questions about hippos.
  • [member-created with abctools] From "camel" to "zebra". These vocabulary building word strips are great for word walls.
  • Reading comprehensions on Kenya's geography, culture, and animals, along with writing exercises.
  • Use this 'Book: Lions at Lunchtime (primary)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Book: Lions at Lunchtime (primary)'. Review vocabulary and facts featured in Mary Pope Osborne's 11th Magic Tree House book (most of this lesson can be used without the book). Also on abcteach.com: crossword, word search, and word scramble.
  • Use this 'Crossword: Lions at Lunchtime (primary)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Crossword: Lions at Lunchtime (primary)'. Featuring vocabulary from Mary Pope Osborne's 11th Magic Tree House book (this crossword can be used without the book). Comprehension questions for this book are available on our member site.
  • Use this 'Unscramble the Words: Lions at Lunchtime' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Unscramble the Words: Lions at Lunchtime'. Featuring vocabulary from Mary Pope Osborne's 11th Magic Tree House book (this word scramble can be used without the book). Comprehension questions for this book are available on our member site.
  • Use this 'Word Search: Lions at Lunchtime (primary/elem)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Word Search: Lions at Lunchtime (primary/elem)'. Featuring vocabulary from Mary Pope Osborne's 11th Magic Tree House book (this word search can be used without the book). Comprehension questions for this book are available on our member site.
  • Clues of capitals; answers of country names.
  • Each card has a country, territory, or capital. Use these cards to play matching games, as a study aid, or any number of useful African unit projects.
  • Report planner, report form, KWL. Full page format for students to write a report on any African country.
  • This African Countries Clip Art is perfect to practice tally and graphing skills. Your elementary grade students will love this African Countries Clip Art. Use the tally sheet to interview people about their ideal African destination; then use the bar graph to compare popularities. Some countries are included in the list.
  • In this unit, Liz gets postcards from pen pals in ten different African countries. Each postcard contains a few facts about the country. This unit can be used in a variety of fun ways to introduce Africa. Review questions include map labeling, comprehension questions, creative writing, and more.
  • Pattern of this rain forest antelope's skin.
  • Pattern of this grassland big cat's skin.
  • Pattern of this grassland animal's skin.
  • Pattern of this grassland equid's skin.
  • Scalloped edge, full color, with the words "Let's Explore!"
  • Use this 'Writing Activity: A Trip to Kenya (elem/upper elem)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Writing Activity: A Trip to Kenya (elem/upper elem)'. Write a booklet report about a real or imaginary trip to Kenya. These pages include directions for writing specific information about your trip, including holidays, people, and sightseeing, and daily journal pages. Prompts develop narrative, persuasive, and descriptive writing skills.
  • A rebus story followed by comprehension questions. Good for primary or early readers.
  • Use this 'Writing Activity: A Trip to Algeria (elem/upper elem) - cover only' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Writing Activity: A Trip to Algeria (elem/upper elem) - cover only'. Cover page for a booklet-report about a real or imaginary trip to Algeria. Writing prompts to go with the cover are available on our member site.
  • Use this 'Writing Activity: A Trip to South Africa (elem/upper elem)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Writing Activity: A Trip to South Africa (elem/upper elem)'. Write a booklet report about a real or imaginary trip to South Africa. These pages include directions for writing specific information about your trip, including holidays, people, and sightseeing, and daily journal pages. Prompts develop narrative, persuasive, and descriptive writing skills. One of several in the "A Trip to..." series on our member site.
  • Use this 'Writing Activity: A Trip to South Africa (elem/upper elem) - cover only' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Writing Activity: A Trip to South Africa (elem/upper elem) - cover only'. Cover page for a booklet-report about a real or imaginary trip to South Africa. Writing prompts to go with the cover are available.
  • Use this 'Writing Activity: A Trip to Sudan (elem/upper elem)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Writing Activity: A Trip to Sudan (elem/upper elem)'. Write a booklet report about a real or imaginary trip to Sudan. These pages include directions for writing specific information about your trip, including holidays, people, and sightseeing, and daily journal pages. Prompts develop narrative, persuasive, and descriptive writing skills.
  • Use this 'Writing Activity: A Trip to Sudan (elem/upper elem) - cover only' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Writing Activity: A Trip to Sudan (elem/upper elem) - cover only'. Cover page for a booklet-report about a real or imaginary trip to Sudan. Writing prompts to go with the cover are available on our member site.
  • Use this 'Writing Activity: A Trip to Somalia (elem/upper elem)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Writing Activity: A Trip to Somalia (elem/upper elem)'. Write a booklet report about a real or imaginary trip to Somalia. These pages include directions for writing specific information about your trip, including holidays, people, and sightseeing, and daily journal pages. Prompts develop narrative, persuasive, and descriptive writing skills.
  • Use this 'Writing Activity: A Trip to Somalia (elem/upper elem) - cover only' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Writing Activity: A Trip to Somalia (elem/upper elem) - cover only'. Cover page for a booklet-report about a real or imaginary trip to Somalia. Writing prompts to go with the cover are available on our member site.
  • Use this 'Writing Activity: A Trip to Cote d'Ivoire (elem/upper elem)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Writing Activity: A Trip to Cote d'Ivoire (elem/upper elem)'. Write a booklet report about a real or imaginary trip to Cote d'Ivoire. These pages include directions for writing specific information about your trip, including holidays, people, and sightseeing, and daily journal pages. Prompts develop narrative, persuasive, and descriptive writing skills.
  • Use this 'Writing Activity: A Trip to Egypt (elem/upper elem)' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Writing Activity: A Trip to Egypt (elem/upper elem)'. Write a booklet report about a real or imaginary trip to Egypt. These pages include directions for writing specific information about your trip, including holidays, people, and sightseeing, and daily journal pages. Prompts develop narrative, persuasive, and descriptive writing skills.
  • Use this 'Writing Activity: A Trip to Cote d'Ivoire (elem/upper elem) - cover only' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Writing Activity: A Trip to Cote d'Ivoire (elem/upper elem) - cover only'. Cover page for a booklet-report about a real or imaginary trip to Cote d'Ivoire. Writing prompts to go with the cover are available on our member site.
  • Use this 'Writing Activity: A Trip to Egypt (elem/upper elem) - cover only' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Writing Activity: A Trip to Egypt (elem/upper elem) - cover only'. Cover page for a booklet-report about a real or imaginary trip to Egypt. Writing prompts to go with the cover are available on our member site.
  • Use this 'Writing Activity: A Trip to Cameroon (elem/upper elem) - cover only' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Writing Activity: A Trip to Cameroon (elem/upper elem) - cover only'. Cover page for a booklet-report about a real or imaginary trip to Cameroon. Writing prompts to go with the cover are available on our member site.
  • Map of Africa with the countries labeled.
  • Two black and white cards per page of an outline map of Africa.
  • Four black and white cards per page of an outline map of Africa.
  • Set of 4 per page b/w outline maps of Africa in foldable format.
  • A 14 page set of red-highlighted maps of Africa, indicating and naming 27 different countries. Includes one full color map of Africa. Set 1 of 2.
  • Set 2 of 2 of Red-highlighted Montessori nomenclature cards of Africa, with names of 24 countries, 12 pages.
  • Use this 'Nelson Mandela: Research Packet' printable worksheet in the classroom or at home. Your students will love this 'Nelson Mandela: Research Packet'. Research forms to use with a study of Nelson Mandela.