**This is the chapter slice "Movement Gr. 5-8" from the full lesson plan "Africa"** Take a trip back to the cradle of life and explore the great Sahara Desert in Africa. Become familiar with the national capitals and major cities where the majority of the human population reside. Get a sense of the location of different countries in Africa by placing them in their correct categories in a graphic organizer. Collect facts about the Masal people of eastern Africa. Research two of the endangered animals in Africa to evaluate just how close they are to extinction. Design a pamphlet to showcase why the camel is suited to travel in the desert. Describe the Nile Valley and Serengeti Plains, and explain what makes these regions unique. Understand where the major lakes and rivers are in Africa by examining a waterway map. Aligned to your State Standards and the Five Themes of Geography, additional maps, crossword, word search, comprehension quiz and answer key are also included.