Social Studies - 2019-20

WG.9 a - Regions and Cities of Sub-Saharan Africa

 The student will analyze the characteristics of the Sub-Saharan African region by 

a) identifying and analyzing the location of major geographic regions and major cities on maps and globes; 

Adopted: 2015

BIG IDEAS

UNDERSTANDING THE STANDARD

Africa is the second-largest continent and is situated over both sides of the equator, which provides for the variation in its vegetation, climate, and population structures. 

Sub-Saharan Africa’s economic and political development has been influenced by colonialism, local African cultures, and changes in the gold-trading empires.

ESSENTIALS

Major regions and countries 

  • West Africa: Senegal, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Côte d’Ivoire 
  • Horn of Africa: Ethiopia, Somalia, Kenya 
  • Central Africa: Tanzania, Rwanda, Democratic Republic of Congo, Gabon 
  • Southern Africa: Botswana, South Africa, Mozambique, Madagascar, Namibia 

Major cities 

  • Lagos 
  • Dakar 
  • Johannesburg 
  • Nairobi

KEY VOCABULARY

Updated: Jun 13, 2018