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FREE Countries of Africa Writing Outline

This year the kids expressed interest in learning all about Africa, country by country.  We've studied Africa as a continent several times before, but never broken it down by country.  

A study of Africa country by country provided a unique challenge and so many questions.  
  • How do I keep things Montessori?  
  • How do I use the materials?
  • How do I expand on what the kids already know?
  • How do I teach about each individual country?
This is how the FREE Countries of Africa Writing Outline was born.  I hope you enjoy it as much as we have!

FREE Montessori-inspired Countries of Africa Writing Outline

 Countries of Africa Writing Outline

The Countries of Africa Writing Outline is a three page document that can be used for every country on the continent.  

You may choose to complete all three pages, or just choose the ones that match the learning interests of your child.

Source: I created the Countries of Africa Writing Outline. It is a Subscriber's Only Freebie. For your copy follow the directions at the bottom of this post.

Page 1: Country Map Outline

Africa Country Outlines

The first page of the writing outline includes a large square for students to trace the outline of the country from their Montessori Puzzle Map of Africa.  Once the outline is traced students can label and color it the same color as it is on the Montessori Puzzle Map.

If you have a student who loves maps, you can also challenge them to trace the surrounding countries, labeling and coloring those as well.  Oceans can also be colored and labeled.

Page 2: Country Flag and Interesting Facts

The second page of the printable includes a rectangle where students can draw the country flag.  My kids LOVE studying and drawing flags.  This aspect of their country study is definitely a favorite.

Montessori-inspired Africa Printable Pack Bundle

If you're looking for flags to print out in the shape and form of nomenclature cards, the Montessori-inspired Africa Unit Printable Pack Bundle includes them.

Montessori-inspired Countries of Africa Writing Strips

You can also find them in the form of word strips in the Montessori-inspired Countries of Africa Writing Strips printable.

Whichever form you choose to use, I recommend printing, laminating, and placing them on a ring in alphabetical order for easy access and searching abilities.

The second section of the second page is a writing prompt. Students write three interesting facts they've learned about the country.

When our kiddos are learning about each country, they read a section from the book Africa, Amazing Africa: Country by Country by Atinuke.

Africa Amazing Africa: Country by Country

This is a beautifully illustrated book that shares so many interesting facts and tidbits about each country.  Every time we read about a new place we find ourselves looking up even more information online based on questions and conversations we have.  It has been a fantastic learning experience.

Page 3: If I were to visit I would...

The third page of the writing outline is another writing prompt.  Students are asked what they would choose to do, if they visited the country.  

I love this aspect of our study as it encourages the kids to not just think about facts, but what they'd like to do.  Learning about the country becomes personal. What if you were able to visit?  It's a great question!

Once students have finished writing their answer to the question, they can draw a picture of their visit in the box provided.  For students who enjoy art, this is a HUGE incentive!

The Countries of Africa Writing Outline is designed for children in a Montessori Elementary classroom, or for those who are more advanced in a Montessori Preschool setting.  

It's introduced after continent boxes and other continent studies, including work with the Montessori Puzzle Map of Africa.

For those looking for more activities and printables about Africa and other continents and countries, be sure to subscribe to our free newsletter by clicking the link below.

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If you enjoyed this post, you may also enjoy the resources below.

Africa UnitAnimals of Africa Activities for TotsMontessori-inspired Green Activities Montessori-inspired Continents and Oceans Printable Pack Bundle Montessori-inspired Europe Unit Printable Pack Bundle Montessori-inspired Asia Unit Printable Pack Bundle

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