By Joseph R. Oppong

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Grade 6-10-These obtainable titles are generously illustrated with colourful photographs, maps, and transparent charts, graphs, and different statistical info. they aren't damaged all the way down to offer huge details on person international locations, yet fairly speak about the areas as a complete. Oppong presents an in depth view of African geography, tradition, fiscal status, and political heritage. The booklet concludes with a long time line and a further-reading record that's heavy on different titles by means of the writer. Phillips does a superb activity of organizing every one subject by means of offering transparent and defined info. The learn is easily performed, and knowledge and information are modern. The time line starts in 1,700,000 B.C. with the looks of Java guy and ends with the 2004 tsunami. important additions for study and common interest.-Amanda Conover Le, St. Johns County Public Library method, Ponte Vedra seashore, FL

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Fertility rates tend to be lower in urban areas. Areas with high levels of female literacy also have lower fertility rates. In Kenya, women with secondary or higher education have five children on average compared to seven for those with little or no education. Family sizes vary quite considerably. Culture, particularly religious belief, is an important factor in family size. In Islam, a man may have up to four wives. Competition among the wives for favor with their husband leads to large families.

Sometimes the drivers are drunk or high on drugs. Also, many of the taxis are not roadworthy. Judy has had some bad experiences on the few occasions she took the taxi. Once the passengers got stuck without gasoline and had to wait until the driver found someone passing by to take him to a gas station. On another occasion, she was robbed of all her money by two men who had boarded the taxi as passengers. They demanded people’s possessions at gunpoint and left immediately. With frightening encounters like those experienced by Judy on the taxi and train in mind, which mode of transportation would you choose in South Africa?

In Kenya, they dug irrigation canals and constructed stone-lined wells. To the south, in Zimbabwe, they built massive stonewalled structures without the use of cement. Perhaps 2,500 years old, these walls still stand today. The Great Zimbabwe Ruins, as this historic site is called, and other archaeological evidence, reveal cultures with highly advanced technologies. EARLY CULTURE HEARTHS A culture hearth is a source region of a particular culture or people sharing a common way of life. From here, new ideas or cultural practices diffuse, or spread to new areas.

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