Exploring Our World: People, Places, and Cultures

Chapter 16: Physical Geography of North Africa, Southwest Asia, and Central Asia

Student Web Activity

"Life in the Sahara"

In this chapter, you have learned about the landforms, waterways, and climate zones of North Africa, Southwest Asia, and Central Asia. You have also learned that the Sahara is the largest desert in the world, covering much of North Africa.

Destination Title: Sahara: Eco Info

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Start at the Sahara Overview page, then select Eco Info.

Click on “Topography” and read about each of the landforms in the Sahara. What is the difference between a wadi and an oasis?
Click on “Animals.” Select one animal and describe how it has adapted to life in the harsh desert.
Click “Vegetation.” Which plants described here have fruit that is edible by people?
Click on “The People.” What strategies do the Tuareg people use to live in the harsh climate of the Sahara?
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