martes, 22 de marzo de 2011

Mapping Africa

The In Pictures section of the BBC News website hosts slideshows about a wide range of current and historical topics.

One of the audio slideshows is Mapping Africa, which gives us a five-minute presentation of the changing map of Africa from 14th century to today.

Self-study activity:
Watch and listen to the audio slideshow and say whether the following statements are true or false.

1 The Sahara has always been infertile.
2 A Berber tribe gives its name to the continent.
3 The maps shows a mix of religions in the north of Africa.
4 Some of the kingdoms in the 1625 map are real.
5 The 1625 map was drawn with information from travelers and traders.
6 Ethiopia in Greek means South Atlantic.
7 People at that time showed respect for the boundaries.
8 The map shows places where slaves were kept.
9 The 1898 map shows borders for the first time.
10 The blank areas in the map show that the area is not populated.

You can read a transcript here.

H/T to Free Technology for Teachers.

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