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“DAVAO ORIENTAL ACADEMY-THE SCHOOL OFREFUGE”IBA, SAN ISIDRO, DAVAO ORIENTAL8ENGLISH MODULE(FIRST QUARTER)
MODULE NO. 1: Introduction to African Culture and LiteratureFocus Questions:What would you do if you won a trip to Africa? How would you feel? Would you be excited orafraid? How will you prepare? How will you try to better understandAfrica and its peoplebefore you actually get to meet them?
ACTIVITY 1: SungramWhat comes to your mind when you hear the word “Africa”? Write the key word oridea inside the box.
AFRICA: THE DARK CONTINENTAfrica is called the DARK CONTINENT not because of the complexion of the original inhabitantsbut because most people know very little about it. Africa is not a dark continent; it is a landflushing with sunshine and vivid light. It is the last continents to feel the influence of Westerncivilization; therefore many people consider it an backward continent.Africa covers an area as large as the United States, Western Europe, India, and China puttogether. It has one-fifth of the entire land surface of the globe. It is an unbelievably richcontinent. It contains ninety- eight percent of the diamond mines of the world and fifty-fivepercent of the gold mines. It produces two-third of the world's supply of cocoa and three-fifthsof the world’s supply of palm oil. It has immense reserves of water power.Archeologist are becoming increasingly sure that the first man appeared in Africa. Fossilizedremains of man have been found there that, when given the carbon dating test,show manroamed the African continent two million years ago. No such fossilized testimony is availableanywhere else in the world. Stone implements have also been found in certain parts of Africathat testify to two million years of human occupation.National Parks in AfricaThe animals alone in Africa make the continent extremely interesting and unique among allcontinents. Nowhere else in the world are they found in such variety and abundance. There isalso no other place where man can see them in natural habitat and not in zoos. The Africanshave always lived very close to wild, savage animals. The people fear them ,eat them, andworship them. Animals play a dominant role in African mythology and folk stories.At the national parks, you can see wild animals in their natural habitat without risk of beingharmed. The national parks are zoos in reverse. At a zoo, animals are caged and the men arefree to walk around. At the African national parks, wild animals roam around freely withoutwires or cages and people have to remain safety enclosed in the cars or trucks. The animals canapproach the cars but as long as the people remain inside, no animal will attack a car or anyvehicle- with the exception of the rhinoceros that sometimes do. This might be because they

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