SUBSAHARIAN AFRICA discovering GREAT RIFT VALLEy

THE GREAT RIFT VALLEY IS BETWEEN THE RED SEA AND MONZAMBIQUE

THE GREAT RIFT VALLEY IS A TECTONIC PIT, THAT IS A FRACTURE LINE AMONG THE BIG PLATES IN WHICH THE EARTH SURFACE IS DIVIDED.

THE GREAT RIFT VALLEY, ALSO CALLED ‘EAST AFRICAN RIFT’, PRESENTS IN ETHIOPIA TWO ARMS: THE WESTERN RIFT , WHICH CONTAINS THE GREAT AFRICAN LAKES REGION, AND THE EASTERN RIFT WHICH IS LINKED TO KILIMANGIARO MOUNTAIN.

Lake Victoria

THE AFRICAN PLATE IS SHATTERING. THIS PROCESS STARTED 15 MILLION OF YEARS AGO AND IT IS EXPECTED THAT THE GREAT RIFT WILL BE COVERED BY A NEW SEA. THE MOVEMENT OF THE PLATES IS ACCOMPANIED BY A STRONG VOLCANIC ACTIVITY, RESPONSIBLE OF THE FORMATION OF VOLCANOES LIKE THE KILIMANGIARO MOUNTAIN.

Monte Kilomangiaro
The Great Rifht Valley is considered one of the cradle of humankind by the anthropologists: here fossils of ominidi have been discovered dating to millions of years ago.

Clil project in geography

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