Author: Jill Stauffer
Objective: Students will draw a picture of and
write a few sentences telling about their favorite
The Seven Natural Wonders of Africa
Materials Needed: Large Map of Africa (Big enough
to be seen from far away)
1. Tell the students that there are some things in
nature that are so amazing that we
2. Display the large map of Africa. One by one discuss and describe the seven wonders of Africa. (Refer to the background information provided on this web site.) Make sure you use plenty of pictures here so that the students will get a good idea of what each place looks like. (These pictures are provided on this web site) As each feature is discussed, write the name of the feature on a Post-it Note and place the note on the map to indicate the features location. Display this map in the classroom. Make the pictures available for students to look at during other times of the day. (This lesson can be done in one day or it can be stretched out over several days if you want to give more attention to each feature. Example: Discuss one feature per day.)
3. Pass out a piece of drawing paper to each student. Have each student pick one of the seven natural wonders they would most like to visit. Have them draw a picture of this place. Have them label the picture. Have them write a few sentences telling about what they would see if they actually did visit that particular place. Display these pictures in the classroom. (Example: They could be displayed on a bulletin board or bound into a class book titled The Natural Wonders of Africa)
Assessment: Have a sharing session where all the students can share their pictures and sentences with the rest of the class. As a teacher, review the student's pictures and sentences to check for understanding and correctness. If they are not correct suggest to the students changes that could be made.
Possible Math Extension: As a class, make a graph of which natural wonders were selected.
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