1. Ask students to locate Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, and Mali on a world map and present the information in the sidebar entitled “CFA Franc Zone: A Profile” and the individual country profiles. As a class, outline the similarities and differences between the three countries. Discuss the economic and social implications of high infant mortality rates and low adult literacy rates. Compare the three countries’ average life expectancy rates to the rate in the students’ home country, and ask students to think of reasons why they differ. Ask students to make inferences about life in each country based on the information presented to them.