Africa for kids: exploring a vibrant continent, 19 by Harvey Croze

By Harvey Croze

Africa is dropped at existence during this resourceful examine the crops, animals, and folks that make it this sort of interesting continent. reports of either conventional tribes and sleek African towns exhibit Africa's range, and genuine actions enable youngsters to dive into the wealthy tradition through creating a Maasai bivouac shield, writing a fantasy within the African variety, operating as a box biologist, creating a ritual elephant masks, and studying to tie an African Kanga costume. This cross-cultural examine additionally indicates childrens what demanding situations Africa faces this present day whereas giving them a glance at what it's wish to live to tell the tale this attention-grabbing continent.

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After sitting around chewing cud like a bunch of cattle, the buffalo vote on which way to go next. They stand up one by one, and the direction in which most are pointing is the way they will wander off. African Cape buffalo. Leopard. 40 Rhinoceroses are prehistoric, ponderous beasts who usually live alone except during mating time or when a mother is nursing her calf. There are two species. The black rhino is a browser that eats mainly wildflowers and the tender leaf shoots on bushes with its flexible, prehensile upper lip.

The elephant handle on a Zimbabwean box is used to keep valuables safe. African animals and their special meanings to different African peoples. Aardvark: ridiculous, ambiguous, and sly. The ancient Egyptians used the aardvark to represent Set, the god of chaos and confusion. Set was 47 Make an Nkondi Nkisi You can make your own nkondi from wood and other materials found around your home. Make an nkondi and keep it in your room to protect and aid you and to ward off evil spirits or annoying brothers or sisters.

35 weeks without drinking and conserves water by not sweating. The gemsbok protects its brain from overheating through a special system of blood vessels between the nose and the base of the brain. The relatively cool blood that drains from inside the nose lowers the temperature of the blood coming from the heart by several degrees before it enters the brain. The gemsbok thus avoids thermal shock and brain damage in the heat of day when its body temperature, normally around 102°F, can exceed 120°F, near fatal for most mammals.

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