Wednesday, August 17, 2005

Sudanese head rest

Sudanese head rest
Originally uploaded by trudeau.
Preparing for the movie Lost Boys of Sudan, the class has examined the map of the continent of Africa with a focus on East Africa.

Regions of the African continent:
* Mediterranean/Arabic Africa (Morocco to Egypt along the Mediterranean)
* East Africa (Egypt to South Africa along the Indian Ocean)
* Sub-Saharan Africa (below the Sahara)
* West Africa (from Morocco to South Africa on the Atlantic coast)

Larger regions:
* Europe
* SW Asia / the Middle East
* Africa (both a continent and a region)

The course of the Nile:
* the Blue Nile rises in Ethiopia.
* the White Nile or Mountain Nile rises in Uganda - its source is Lake Victoria.
* The confluence of the 2 branches is at Khartoum, Sudan.

A river's upper part is near its source. A river's lower section is near its mouth.
* the Mississippi - Minnesota to Louisiana.
* the Red River - Texas panhandle to Louisiana; near Alexandria it flows into the Miss.
* The Nile - Ethiopia and Uganda to Egypt. It flows north, which is unusual.

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