Activity Overview

Students can enhance their understanding of the book A Long Walk to Water by researching the country of Sudan or Ethiopia or the African continent as a whole and creating a beautiful and informative infographic! By learning more about the rich diversity of geography, languages and cultures in the vast continent of Africa, students can have a better understanding of the characters, their motivations, and the story as a whole. Students could also highlight the journey Salva took within their map.

In this activity, students will conduct research using school resources and display what they learned with an infographic. Teachers may choose to provide students with a graphic organizer to help students keep track of their research. These posters can be printed out and hung around the room or school. Students could also project their posters onto a screen and give a presentation about their findings to the class!

For more templates to add to this activity, check out our geography infographic templates!

Template and Class Instructions

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Due Date:

Objective: Create a Geographic Infographic about either the country of Ethiopia or the African continent.

Student Instructions:

  1. Using your research, add important facts and details to the infographic template.
  2. Change fonts, colors or styles how you wish.
  3. Add imagery to enhance your poster.
  4. Be sure to include at least 5 important facts to demonstrate what you have learned from your research.

Lesson Plan Reference

Common Core Standards
  • [ELA-Literacy/RL/5/3] Compare and contrast two or more characters, settings, or events in a story or drama, drawing on specific details in the text (e.g., how characters interact).


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