Sahara Desert

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Welcome to the Sahara Desert –  the largest hot desert in the world!  We cover the climate and landforms of the Sahara and then move on to meeting the many insects, birds, reptiles, and mammals that live in these harsh conditions. Find out about the many adaptations that allow plant and animal life to survive and thrive here, along with the people who have called the Sahara home for many millennia.

Video length: 31:28 minutes.

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Quizzes – PDF & Online

WOW Facts About the Sahara Desert

Camel Close Up

Living in the Sahara – Cloze Worksheet

VFT Sahara Desert Video Breakdown

Draw A Scene

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Topics Covered In This Video

Location of the Sahara Desert

Fun facts about the Sahara Desert


Landforms of the Sahara



Plant life and its adaptations

Insects of the Sahara

Birds of the Sahara

Reptiles of the Sahara

Mammals of the Sahara


Berber people

Touareg people

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