Houghton Mifflin: World History: Ancient Civilizations
Chapter Assessment Technology Activities

Chapter 6: Kush and Other African Kingdoms

Creating a Newsletter

Use the Internet and the library to research desertification. Create a newsletter about the topic.

Internet Resources

Desert
A general discussion of deserts and their characteristics for students from the Missouri Botanical Garden.
http://www.mbgnet.net/sets/desert/index.htm
Desertification
An explanation of desertification from the United States Geological Survey.
http://pubs.usgs.gov/gip/deserts/desertification/
Deforestation and Desertification: Creeping Sand
This National Geographic site discusses desertification in Africa and has several satellite photos showing the process.
http://www.nationalgeographic.com/eye/deforestation/phenomena.html
Facts and Figures: Desertification and Drought
An excellent site with a map, charts, photos, and text discussing the causes and impact of desertification around the world, presented by the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization.
http://www.wateryear2003.org/en/ev.php-URL_ID=5137&URL_DO=DO_TOPIC&URL_SECTION=201.html
The Earth's Evolving Drylands
An electronic exhibit about the world's drylands, from the Smithsonian Institution.
http://www.nasm.si.edu/ceps/drylands/

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