Module Sixteen

North Africa

Purpose of the Module

This module introduces students to the geographic, social, political, and economic characteristics of North Africa. Through the learning activities, students will explore the region’s diversity in climate, people, politics, and economics.

We introduce in each Learning Activity general disciplinary topics exemplified by the region. In Learning Activity One, we focus on human interaction with the environment. In Learning Activity Two, we highlight the history of the region as a global crossroads which created a vast diversity of ethnic groups and continual movements of people. In Activity Three, we discuss nation-states and challenge students to consider other forms of government and to understand the underlying causes of political conflict in the region. In Activity Four, we introduce the concepts of informal and formal economies and critique the development movement through a discussion of sustainability

Begin this module with Activity One or choose one of the other activities