Facts about Africa for Kids | Learn about the continent of Africa and African countries and animals

What do you know about the many African countries? Have you ever visited any of the famous landmarks? Learn all about this beautiful continent in Facts about Africa for Kids. You and your students will discover just how amazing Africa is.

Almost right off the bat, you and your kids will learn that Africa is considered the Mother Continent or Cradle of Mankind. The reason is that Africa is the oldest inhabited continent on the earth. In fact, scientists have found fossils of humans and their ancestors through every stage of evolution. Africa is divided into 54 countries, which is the most of any continent. It is home to over 3,000 indigenous peoples, over 1,000 languages, and has a total population of 1.1 billion people.

Africa is surrounded by water, and its landmass is divided almost equally in half by the equator. The terrain includes a variety of habitats, including mountains, tropical rainforests, savannahs, and deserts. With such a variety of terrain, it’s no wonder there is also a lot of different animals as well. These include lions, elephants, hippopotamuses, and zebras. But it also includes gorillas, snakes, and other tropical animals. You may be surprised to learn that the most dangerous animal toward humans is not a lion or crocodile. It’s actually the hippo! Hippos are the most likely animal to attack a human.

We hope you and your student(s) enjoyed learning about the countries of Africa! If you want to learn even more, head over to our website and download one of our many free lesson plans about this cool continent, full of activities, worksheets, and more!


What you will learn in Facts about Africa for Kids:
0:00 Introduction to Africa
0:32 Cradle of Mankind and Mother Continent
1:38 Geography of Africa
2:13 Where is Africa and what does it look like?
3:11 The countries in Africa
4:14 The Nile River and other famous geographical features
5:09 The Pyramids of Giza and other attractions
6:13 African animals
7:06 Review of the facts

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