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HNN (Henderson News Network)

AFRICA NEWS SEGMENT


SS7G3
The student will explain the impact of location, climate, and physical characteristics
on population distribution in Africa.

a. Explain how the characteristics in the Sahara, Sahel, savanna, and tropical
rainforest affect where people live, the type of work they do, and how they travel.

SS7G1b
Locate on a world and regional political-physical map the countries of Democratic
Republic of the Congo (Zaire), Egypt, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, Sudan, and
South Sudan.

Performance Task:
You will be assigned a country in Africa. The interview in your news report should help
the audience understand what it is like to live in this part the world. Be sure to explain
how the characteristics of your region affect where people live, the type of work they do,
and how they travel.

Video News Report:


 Groups: 3-4
 Jobs: Anchor, Field Reporter, Citizens
 Time: 5 minutes
 Each group member must turn in a written script.

REQUIREMENTS:

1. Video of country (no longer than 2 minutes)


2. Geographic feature location i.e. the Sahara, Sahel, savanna, tropical rainforest, lake
and/or river name.
3. Script of newscast. Should include answers to questions given and 3 more details about
the country.
4. 5 question Quiz for your audience that includes at least 1 H.O.T question.
5. Map of Africa with your country/area highlighted and geographic features noted..

EVERY PERSON IN THE GROUP MUST HAVE


THEIR OWN PAPER WITH ALL REQUIREMENTS!

BE CREATIVE and HAVE FUN!


RUBRIC

EXCELLENT VERY GOOD NEEDS


4 POINTS GOOD 2 points IMPROVEMENT
3 points 1 point
SCRIPT Answered all Answered Answered Did not answer all
questions. Plus all all the questions.
added 5 more questions. questions.
details Plus added
additional 3 more
details. details.
PRESENTATION Everyone: Everyone: Most spoke No one spoke
spoke clearly, spoke clearly, clearly, could be
could be heard, clearly, could be heard and spoke at
spoke at an could be heard and an appropriate
appropriate heard and spoke at an speed.
speed AND spoke at an appropriate
was appropriate speed.
enthusiastic. speed.
MAP Correctly Correctly Correctly Did not correctly
identified the identified identified identify the
country and the country the country country and/or the
geographic and and geographic
features. geographic geographic features of that
Included a key features. features. country.
and 5 other Included a
items on the key and 3
map and key. other items
on the map
and key.
QUIZ 5 question quiz 5 question 5 question Did not turn in a
with at least 2 quiz with at quiz. quiz or turned in 1
H.O.T least 1 with less than 5
questions. H.O.T questions.
question.

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