A Tour in Africa

For the past month, Year 6 students have been closely studying the life of David Livingstone. Starting from his early career, they have analyzed how and why he ended up in the continent of Africa. His life in Africa opened up many more themes and topics for study, including religious missionaries, the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade, Imperialism and abolition.

As a Year 6 Learning Community, all students teamed up to create a scale map of Africa with details and information for each individual country. Some of these details included the country’s economy, flag, population, languages spoken, as well as the climate and biome. An enjoyable and worthwhile task, many students volunteered to do two or three countries.

Using their prior knowledge and experience from their city pamphlets from the previous semester, students finished this project in no time! Once completed, every student’s country report fit together like a large, beautiful puzzle. Informative and fun at the same time, students found it to be a great experience that they hope can be done with another continent or country.

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