Geography

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Map:

Kenya map

Location: Eastern Africa, bordering the Indian Ocean, between Somalia and Tanzania

Capital: Nairobi
 
Size: slightly more than twice the size of Nevada

Population: 41,070,934 (July 2011 est.)
 
Terrain: low plains rise to central highlands bisected by Great Rift Valley; fertile plateau in west

Climate: varies from tropical along coast to arid in interior

 

Flag:

Kenya flag

Flag symbolism: three equal horizontal bands of black (top), red, and green; the red band is edged in white; a large Maasai warrior's shield covering crossed spears is superimposed at the center; black symbolizes the majority population, red the blood shed in the struggle for freedom, green stands for natural wealth, and white for peace; the shield and crossed spears symbolize the defense of freedom

 

National Anthem

National Anthem – lyrics in English and Swahili

 

Lesson Plan Ideas for Geography of Kenya

  1. Check it out on Google Earth!
  2. Distribute copies of the map of Africa. Have students locate, label, and color the country of Kenya. Have them mark the capital with a star and label it.
  3. Students can create a brochure of Kenya, which should include information such as location, population, terrain, climate, size, flag, etc.
  4. Students can listen to the National Anthem
  5. Have students create a poster that includes the flag of Kenya as well as what the symbols and colors mean.
  6. Check out more information online

 

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