Matters of Education

Learning Happens Everywhere

Darfur’s Neighborhood

Length of Time:   20-30 Minutes


Everyone hears a great deal about Darfur, located in the African nation of Sudan. This primary activity will help students place Darfur within the context of Africa and identify major political divisions in the area. They will locate other important geographic features such as bodies of water, deserts and mountains.

Essential Questions

What are the geographic features of the surrounding area of this important current events topic?

Common Core Standards

Content Standards

Grade 4: North American Geography

History and Geography: Map and Globe Skills

Grade 5: United States History: Geography, Economics and Government

History and Geography: Map and Globe Skills

Comparing and Distinguishing Maps