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Africa: Environmental Issues PSA Project


Standards:
SS7G1 Locate selected features of Africa.
SS7G2 Explain environmental issues across the continent of Africa.
SS7G3 Explain the impact of location, climate, and physical characteristics on population distribution in Africa.

Directions: You will create a Public Service Announcement (PSA). A public service announcement is a free message created for the
public with the objective of raising awareness, changing public attitudes and behavior towards an issue. You will be assigned one of
the four environmental topics to teach others about the causes and effects of this issue in Africa as well as present a solution for this
issue. Information for your PSA will be gathered from the Africa: Env. Issues Padlet: https://padlet.com/smithjh11/AfricaIssues

Step1: Topic
Your topic is circled below:
1. Desertification
2. Deforestation
3. Unequal access to water
4. Water pollution

Step 2: Final Presentation


You may present your Public Service Announcement in one of the following formats:
1. Video – 1:30 to 2 minutes (no longer than 2 minutes!!)
2. Poster
3. Website – Please use: https://www.weebly.com

Rubric:
Causes of (your topic of Effects of (your topic of Locations impacted by (your Possible solution/Call to
concern) concern) topic of concern) action
4 Causes of your environmental Effects of your environmental Location of your environmental Your solution to the issue is
concern are accurate and you concern are accurate and you concern is accurate and you clearly plausible. You logically explain
clearly explain the cause. You clearly explain the effects. You explain the impact on the people how you want people to cause
include at least 2 causes. include at least 2 effects. and trade in the location. You change.
include the climate region as
well as one country impacted.
3 Causes of your environmental Effects of your environmental Location of your environmental You present a solution. You
concern are accurate and you concern are accurate and you concern is accurate and you explain how people can change.
explain the cause. You include explain the effects. You include explain the impact on the people or
at least 2 causes. at least 2 effects. trade in the location. You include
the climate region as well as one
country impacted.
2 Cause of your environmental Effect of your environmental You include the climate region as You present a solution or explain
concern is accurate and you concern is accurate and you well as one country impacted. how people can change.
explain the cause. You include explain the effect. You include 1
1 cause. cause.
1 You have not included a cause. You have not included an effect. You have not included locations You have not presented a
impacted. solution or explained ways
people can cause change.
Total Points for PSA Project:
____/4 My PSA is neat, organized and has no spelling or grammar errors.
__________________/20 =

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