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Social Studies 7B, Assignment Five, The Sahara

Assignment Five
The Sahara

Deadline, Dec. 12 for 5 points extra credit, Dec. 13 for regular credit, 120 points

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What can we learn about the challenges of living in the Sahara?

Refugee boat



This assignment will focus on the lives of the people in the Sahara and the unique circumstances in which they live. We will use a video about the Sahara, an article of your choosing, and a study guide to explore the Sahara.


Students will identify and explain the unique physical and cultural characteristics of the Sahara.

Students will explain how life in the Sahara compares to their own.

Essential questions

See the Sahara Study Guide linked on the right side of this page.

Special instructions

Complete the assignment requirements as shown on the assignment card for assignment five. Here they are repeated again.

You will attach three pieces of paper to this assignment.

1.Your Sahara study guide.
2.Your news article about resources in the Sahara.
3.Your summary of your news article.


For you summary, you need to include what the article reported - much as we do in class, how it relates, or does not relate to the video, what you see as the future for the item covered in your article, where your resource is found, and why you selected it.



Is the assignment complete and the answers clear?
120 points

Is the assignment partially complete and the answers are somewhat clear?
90 points

Is the assignment generalluy incomplete and the answers are cofusing or missing?
70 points or less




Printed files


Meida files

Here is the link to the video we watched in class.

Here is the link to the Sahara Study Guide that accompanied the movie.

Here is the link to the assignment card for Assignment Five that you received in class.

NOTE > Follow the instructions on the assignment card.

Online files

Here is a link to the video about the smuggler's ship we watched in class.

Sound files

Not applicable.


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