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    1. Ask students to create an artistic rendering that graphically depicts the sources, consequences, and possible solutions to desertification. This may be in the form of a poster, a skit, a poem, an essay, a song, or a drawing.

    2. Visit the site at:
    http://www.geographia.com/indx06.htm to further explore different regions' culture and geography. Ask them to look for ways in which desertification and water management issues may impact these areas.

    3. Have students read the novel Paton's Cry, the Beloved Country. Have them keep a journal about the ways in which the land functions in the story and what this novel says about people's relationship with the land.

    4. Students may choose to test their knowledge of African history on the Africa Challenge section of the AFRICA Web site.
    Click on Africa Challenge (requires the Flash 5 plug-in).

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