Activities for Nigeria

Email C.C. a Nigerian student at Andrews University. You can ask her questions about Nigeria. She is busy, so you should learn a bit about her country first. Also, she may forward your message to another Nigerian student to answer.

Language Arts

  1. Visit the Ethnologue: Nigeria. How many living languages are there in Nigeria? What do you think it would be like to live there? Challenge: Use the Find feature on your browser (Edit, Find) and search for National. How many of the languages are national languages? Why do you think English is one of them?
  2. Visit this World Citizen Project. Find out how to say different words in Hausa. How do you say thank you?
  3. Visit this page of Nigerian Art and Culture. Look at some of the pictures. What did you learn about their culture?
  4. Read about the naming ceremony of Yoruba babies. What is important to this culture?

Social Studies

  1. Visit the Embassy of Nigeria and look under government or administration. Who leads the country and what is his title? Where did the country get its name? How many states does Nigeria have and why is that important to the country? Also see question # 1 under language arts.
  2. Visit NigeriaWeb and read the latest news from Nigeria. What is happening there?
  3. Visit Atlapedia: Nigeria. What are the Nigeria's main exports? If you lived in Nigeria and were looking for a job, which of the industries listed would you choose? Why?
  4. Visit Atlapedia: Nigeria and look at the maps. Describe the land and water in Nigeria. What countries border it? What is the capital (you may have to look at question #3)? Name two of the rivers in Nigeria. Lagos is the former capital of Nigeria. Why do you think it is located where it is? Why do you think they moved the capital? Hint: Here's another map.
  5. Visit U of Penn Nigeria Page for more information.

Math

  1. Visit Atlapedia: Nigeria. What is the area in km of Nigeria? What is the 1997 population? About how many people live in each square kilometer?

Bible

  1. Look again at the pictures of Nigeria or the news. What else can you pray for?
  2. *Read this mission story from Nigeria. What can you pray for?

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