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Global History Ms.

Vaughn

Name: Date:

Period:

Modern Africa Web Quest


Directions:. Today, you conduct internet research in order to understand the changes that imperialism and independence had on different countries of Africa. Each one of you could use full credit on a project grade so please pay attention to the break down of the points below. Part 1 Directions: Open a web browser and Google the CIA World Fact Book. Click on your African country and use the information provided to answer the following questions. (65 points, 5 points each) If you need to use another web site, please copy/paste the URL below to show what other source you used: My country is : __________________ 1. What is the capital of my country? 2. Copy/paste the flag of your country here:

3. What region of Africa is my country in? (N, E, S, W, Central) 4. What natural resources does my country have? 5. What geographic features make up my country? 6. What colonial power (European nation) colonized my country? 7. When did my country receive its independence? 8. What ethnic groups make up my countrys population? 9. What is the official language of my country? What other languages are spoken? 10. What religions are practiced in my country? 11. What is the governmental structure of my country? 12. Describe at least two or more of the following characteristics briefly (environmental issues, population rates, birth rates, death rates, age structure, literacy and education rates, economy, lifestyle, diet, clothing, shopping, family, entertainment, transportation)

Global History Name: Ms. Vaughn Date: Period: Part 2 Directions: Go to the New York Times main web page (nytimes.com) and search for 1 current events article (an additional article is +5% on this project) about your nation and the topic that you were assigned. Read or skim the article and answer the following questions: (30 points, 5 points each) Article 1 1. What is the title of your article? 2. Copy/paste the web address/URL for the article here: 3. What date was the article published? 4. Who is the author of the article? 5. Who or what is the article about? Summarize the article in at least 3 sentences. 6. What does this article indicate to you about your country? How is this article informative or interesting to you? Article 2 1. What is the title of your article? 2. Copy/paste the web address/URL for the article here: 3. What date was the article published? 4. Who is the author of the article? 5. Who or what is the article about? Summarize the article in at least 3 sentences. 6. What does this article indicate to you about your country? How is this article informative or interesting to you?

Part 3 Prepare a brief presentation for the class in which you describe your country and one important issue that is affecting the country today. Please make sure that the person who presents speaks clearly, loudly and at a moderate pace. (5 points)