TASK: Because of the overwhelming negative publicity that African countries have received throughout the years, the Africa Travel Association has asked your class to create a website that would entice world travelers to explore the enriching contemporary offerings of African countries. Currently, world travelers know about many of the landscapes and animals of African countries, but ATA would like for you to focus on the contemporary cities and luxury resorts. The final website will look similar to Atlanta's tourism website.
GA PERFORMANCE STANDARDS. By the end of this unit, you should know how to:
RESEARCH SOURCES: You must use at least one book to research your country. For website sources, first research the 90 sources that I've listed here on my Diigo page.
COUNTRIES: Senegal, Gambia, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Nigeria, Mali, Namibia, Mozambique, Botswana, Zambia, Zimbabwe, South Africa, Tanzania, Kenya
Uganda, Ethiopia, Seychelles, Madagascar, Comoros, Cape Verde
Mauritius, Sao Tome & Principe, Egypt, Libya, Algeria, Tunisia, Morocco, Cameroon
WEBSITE CONTENT: Look here for the requirements of the website.
WEBSITE DESIGN: You can use any website creation tool such as Webs.com, Weebly.com, or Wix.com.
As you research and develop the tourism website, you will also be reading a novel by an African author. Each day we read in class, we will do activities that help you achieve these Georgia Performance Standards:
1. In some books, a character who appears briefly, or does not appear at all, is a significant presence. Discuss how such a character affects action, theme, or the development of other characters in your book.
2. One of the strongest human drives seems to be a desire for power. Discuss how a character in your book struggles to free himself or herself from the power of others or seeks to gain power over others. Why is this power struggle important to the book?
4. Analyze how European or American culture has positively and negatively influenced the people in your book.
5. Good books usually carry readers on a roller coaster of emotions. Explain how your emotions varied as you read specific parts of the book. What word choices and literary techniques did the author use to create those emotions?
6. How are female and male roles played out in the book? What stereotypes -- overt or subtle -- are portrayed? What messages about gender roles are being sent?
7. What parts of your book are distinctly African and what parts are universal? How would the story be different if it took place on another continent?