Ancient Africa

By: Gabby Sahm, 1st period

The Land of Africa

The south of the Sahara is divided into many regions. In the west is the African hump that juts out into the Atlantic Ocean. Far to the east is very different, with snow capped mountains, upland Plautus, and lakes. It's important for us to know this, because you never know when we will run out of goods, or US becomes so over populated that we need land to live on. Africa's hump could be a great benefit for us.

The Climate in Africa

Africa has 4 climate zones, which are the mild climate, desert, rain forest, and the savannas. The mild climate zone stretches across the southern tip, and northern coast of Africa. It produces regular rainfall, so crops are very common there. The desert climate zone covers about 40% of Africa and are home to the worlds largest deserts. The rain forests stretches across the equator and covers a small 10% of Africa. The savannas are home to broad grasslands with small trees and shrubs. It covers 40% of Africa. It's important for us to know about this, because in the US we don't have climate zones like these. We are just one big pot of towns and big cities, so people need to realizes there are different climate zones all over the world.


The culture of Egypt has thousands of years of recorded history. Ancient Egypt was among the earliest civilizations. Egypt maintained a strikingly complex and stable culture that influenced later cultures of Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Today, many aspects of Egypt's ancient culture exist in interaction with newer elements, including the influence of modern Western culture. It's important to for students to know that so many religions and cultures got influences for Egyptian culture. Without this knowledge, students would never know were certain cultures got their in inspiration from.


Ancient Egyptian trade consisted of the gradual creation of land and sea trade routes connecting the Ancient Egyptian civilization with the Fertile Crescent, Arabia, Sub-Saharan Africa, and China. They traded all types of goods and items that both benefiting their economy, but also helped the economies of other neighboring countries that they traded with. It is important for students to know about this because without the trade that occurred durning this time, some countries might not be where they are today.

Their People

Every nation has something special about them and while we don’t like to stereotype, but Egyptians are known for a few lovely characteristics. Their sense of humor, has been witnessed by many people, even during the revolution, you would find the funniest slogans representing their objections. Truthful, cheerful, great hospitality and always there to lend a helping hand. We become so accustomed to what we see, and do everyday that we forget that there are other cultures out there. It's important for students to experience them all.