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AFRICA AFRICA
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Outline Outline 1. Physical patterns a. Landforms b. Climate 1. Human patterns over time a. Historical geography of Africa b. Europeans and the slave trade c. Colonization
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AFRICA – PHYSICAL  AFRICA – PHYSICAL  PATTERNS PATTERNS Landforms:  - Africa at the center of Pangaea; several  landmasses broke off from it - It is still breaking up especially at the  eastern flank though its been in the same  position for 200 million years - Expected to break in the future along the  great rift valley
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Africa – Physical Patterns Africa – Physical Patterns Climate: - 70 percent of continent lies between Tropic  of Cancer and Capricorn (23.5 degree N/S) - Average temperature: 64 degrees F  annually - Most rains come to Africa due to the ITCZ  –  northern/southern hemisphere summer effects
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Challenges with the Climate of  Challenges with the Climate of  Africa to Human Habitation Africa to Human Habitation i. Parasites and insects that breed  prolifically in warm and wet climates  –  causing diseases like malaria, river blindness  and schistosomiasis.  ii. In drier environments, water for drinking,  farming and rearing animals is in short 
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