Photos [downloadable for reports]
Maps & Flag [downloadable for reports]
The Land
  • Nigeria (CIA World Factbook) - Find up-to-date population figures and other statistics
  • A Shadow of a Lake: Africa’s Disappearing Lake Chad (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center) - Look at photographs from space to see how Lake Chad has decreased in size, includes Quicktime movies as well
  • Weather ( - Get the current weather conditions for Lagos and other cities in Nigeria
History and Government
The People
  • Fulani People - Learn basic information about the history and culture of the Fulani People
  • Hausa Names ( - Learn names for Hausa boys and girls and their important meanings
  • Yoruba Names for a Child - Learn some common Yoruba names and their important meanings
Cultural Life
The Economy
For More Information
Teacher Resources
  • Antislavery Sentiments ( - Lesson plan (grades 9-12)
  • Crocodiles ( - Lesson plan (grades 6-8)
  • Power to the People (The New York Times Teacher Connections) - Lesson plan on exploring the future of Africa, from corruption to democracy (grades 6-12)
  • When Things Fall Apart (The New York Times Teacher Connections) - Lesson plan on exploring African nations’ colonial histories through traditional research and literature (grades 6-12)
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