African History Presentations
- Country Map (show us where in Africa your country is)
- Country's Flag (be able to share with us the story behind the flag , what do the various objects of the flag represent?)
- Major highlights of their history
- Government and Economics
- Current Events
- Geography and Climate
- Daily Life
- Have a minimum of ten slides (including a title slide and a bibliography slide)
- Have between five and ten sources
- Capitalize the first word of each bullet point
- Use images that will enhance your presentation
The Do Nots
- Use a font that is all capital letters
- Have more than five (5) bullet points per slide
- Use images that are not copyright friendly
- Use complete sentences
Ideas to Consider for Your Presentation
- What is the size of the country in square miles? How does it compare to the U.S. or one of the 50 states?
- Include the country’s population on a slide, but please don’t read the number to us.
- Compare the country’s population with the population of the U.S. and/or one of the 50 states.
- Is the population made up of one main nationality? Or are there several different groups of people?
Government and Economics
- Who is their current leader? How was he/she chosen? How does he/she treat the people? Is he/she respected by the people of the country?
- What products play a major role in the country’s economy? How do most people earn a living?
- What is the average income? Where does the country rank overall in the world in terms of its economy?
Geography and Climate
- How did geography impact the history of this country? How does it continue to impact life in the country?
- What is the climate in the country? Do they have four seasons? What might a typical summer’s day feel like? A winter’s day? How does their climate compare to ours?
- Are there any well-known landmarks or national parks?
- What wildlife is most common to the country? (especially that which might be different from what we know here in the U.S.)
- What religions are practiced? Is there one religion that dominates?
- How does their society compare to ours? Are men and women treated equally?
- Any well-known folktales that should be shared?
- What is the predominant language spoken? How many different languages are used?
- What are the literacy rates in the country? (how many people can read and write?)
- Do both boys and girls go to school? How many years do they typically spend in school?
- What is a typical day like for students? What are they studying? What are their schools like?