Databases and Websites
Below are databases and websites that will help in your research. If you are using a school database at home you can use the login: laconiahs and password: sachems to access them.
Africa Country Comparison Project
Objective: This is a 3 Part project comparing and contrasting a country in Africa with another country on a different continent, but on the same latitude.
Part I Task: Pick one country in Africa and another country that is on the same latitude on another continent. (Countries must be approved by me. You will research the following information and write an essay comparing/contrasting the information you found.
a. Culture: religion, holidays, sports, food, language, gender roles, social taboos/norms
b. Natural Resources
d. Climate and Land-physical features that might affect where people live or how they live
e. Political conflicts: religious or humanitarian conflicts/wars, etc.
f. Health issues or environmental issues
g. Discuss whether each country is a developed or developing country
Part 2 Task: Presentation for the class- via PowerPoint, posters etc. Your presentation should highlight major similarities and differences in the cultures, climate, and land of the two countries and include each country name, absolute location, capital city, and flag. Your presentation should not include ALL the information that is in your essay.
Part 3 Task: Creating graphs include in your report- Create 4 graphs in Excel to compare the following between both countries:
a. Total population
b. GDP per capita
c. Literacy Rate
d. Life Expectancy
Graphs can be any style- bar, line etc.
Essay must be 3+ pages with sources cited , Times New Roman, size 12 font, 1.5 line spacing
Presentation for class
4 graphs All pieces can be shared with me : firstname.lastname@example.org or print essay and graphs only.
Country comparison examples:
Democratic Republic of the Congo vs. Brazil or Ecuador or Indonesia
South Africa vs. Australia or Brazil or Argentina, or Chile
Ethiopia vs. Venezula, Sri Lanka, or Thailand