Africa PDF

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Africa is a geography unit about the continent and the people of Africa. It also teaches about landforms. For all ages from 6 to 18.


This is the second unit in the Layers of Learning People & Planet geography course. In this unit, you will learn about landforms and the continent of Africa. This unit contains sections on:

  • Landforms
  • African Landscapes
  • People of Africa

Some of the activities in this unit include:

  • A printable landforms booklet
  • Landforms memory game
  • Landscape pop-up card
  • Cookie dough map of Africa
  • Backyard safari
  • Poster sized map of Africa
  • A “trip” to Africa in your living room with boarding passes and all
  • Plus so much more!

Each Layers of Learning Geography unit includes library lists of books, a family read-aloud suggestion, hands-on activities, printables and paper crafts, sidebars for extra learning, and tools to help you assess student’s progress and mastery.


This unit was written to be used for a month but contains plenty of content for many more weeks of learning if you choose. This is a pick-and-choose curriculum, meant to be cycled back to in the future when your child is older. As such, it intentionally includes far more material than you can possibly cover in a month.

Africa is also part of the overall People & Planet, the first Year of the four-year Layers of Learning Geography cycle. If you use the program in order, it will take you though the geography of the world from continents and the physical planet in Year One, to mapping skills in Year Two, the to cultures in Year Three, and finally, to government and society in Year Four.  Every year is also a tour of the whole planet, making stops on every continent. However, each unit stands alone and can be used independently of any other unit.

Printable Pack

This unit comes with a downloadable Printable Pack that includes all the student worksheets. The printables can be copied as many times as needed for your family or class.
This is the Printable Pack cover. You can download the Printable Pack from your receipt or from your account at Layers of Learning.

Extra Resources

This unit comes with extra weblinks and a YouTube video playlist on the People & Planet Resources page.


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2 reviews for Africa PDF

  1. Kaya Seaton

    Upon completion of this unit, my kids could map the countries of Africa, knew where major the landscapes were, and became pros at naming landforms!! So many fun activities, but the favorite was the cookie dough map of Africa, educationally delicious!

  2. katemichelle07

    We loved learning about different landforms and all the diversity within Africa.

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