Exploring Africa through Reading

Sade Wright, Third Grade, Barringer Academic Center

Final Unit(pdf)   Implementing Teaching Standards(pdf)


In this curriculum unit, third graders will be engaged in different activities that teach them about a few countries in Africa. The students will be able to compare and contrast themselves to African children. Throughout the unit, the students will compose a book of facts on Africa. The facts will come from the completion of the different activities throughout the unit. By the end of the unit, they will create a good or service that can be used in a country in Africa. The purpose of the unit is to incorporate African literature into the Language Arts class. The activities can be used throughout the school year or consecutively within a few weeks.