African History Teacher Resources
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Mansa Musa and Islam in Africa
Delve into the world of Malian ruler Mansa Musa, the development and culture of African kingdoms such as the Swahili civilization, the use of oral tradition, and the spread of Islam across trade routes. The narrator does an excellent job...
10 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Culture and Kingdoms of West Africa
Africa was home to many great ancient civilizations, this presentation covers aspect of 4 of them. Middle schoolers explore aspects of civilizations from Nubia, Ghana, Mali, and Songhay. Topics covered are achievements, culture, great...
6th - 8th Social Studies & History
Revealing Untold Stories
Students explore how and why various historical resources present information about slavery differently. They work in pairs to examine written texts to interpret the objectives, points of view, and depictions of slavery in these resources.
6th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
West Indies and The Caribbean: Sugar & Slavery
Students study the state of the world before the slave trade. They explain the geography and economics of the slave trade. They explore primary sources and how historians use these sources to create historical interpretations.
8th - 12th Social Studies & History
African Development: Cultures, Settlers, and Policy Debates
Discuss the waves of settlers that attempted to colonize the African continent. Racial, social, and political issues relating to each wave of colonization are included. Note: Text is scant and will need to be fully described for the...
10th - 12th Social Studies & History
Constructing a Timeline of African History
Students create a timeline of African History. In groups, they research and describe eight different important periods in the country's history. They apply this information to compare and contrast them and how it has allowed Africa to...
6th - 12th Social Studies & History
Africa 1500-present: The Big Picture
In this African history study guide worksheet, students read a brief overview pertaining to the history of Africa from 1500 to the present and fill in the blanks with the appropriate words. Students also respond to 18 short answer...
7th - 11th Social Studies & History
Islam and West Africa (An African History Lesson)
Young scholars discover the West African history . In this social studies lesson plan, students examine the role of Islam in West African culture and how West Africa has impacted Islam as well during the period between the 7th A.D. and...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History
Life in a Box - Mansa Mansa
Students explore West African history by analyzing images. In this West African Empire instructional activity, students examine a small box with images and items which represent the Republic of Mali. Students collaborate in small groups...
K - 3rd Social Studies & History