African History Teacher Resources
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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 form its identity.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 46 Views 114 Downloads
Tribes And Tribulations
Students explore South African history from pre-colonial times to today. They create a timeline of important events in South African history and reflect on connections between this timeline and the existence of tribal traditions in the country.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 26 Views 112 Downloads
Islam and West Africa (An African History Lesson)
High schoolers 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 14th A.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 22 Views 95 Downloads
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 conveying the need for a variety of sources as evidence to gain a comprehensive understanding of the past.
10 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 5 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
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 3 Views 32 Downloads
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 7 Views 41 Downloads
Life in a Box - Mansa Mansa
Young scholars explore West African history by analyzing images. In this West African Empire lesson, students examine a small box with images and items which represent the Republic of Mali. Young scholars collaborate in small groups to question and define the items in the box before completing a worksheet.
K - 3rd Social Studies & History 3 Views 19 Downloads
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 questions regarding the topic.
7th - 11th Social Studies & History 21 Views 130 Downloads
Introduction to Medieval Africa
Journey back in time using a textbook and a handy reading guide. Kids use the guide to answer several questions, noting supporting evidence and key details as they go. They report on the climate, trade, population, and history of medieval Africa.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 3 Views 5 Downloads
Medieval African Kingdoms
Seventh graders examine the geography and political history of West Africa. They role-play as applicants to a company that transports customers to any historic time period. Working in teams, they create promotional products encouraging customers to visit ancient West African civilizations.
7th Social Studies & History 22 Views 95 Downloads
Seventh graders trace the major events in African history. In this social studies lesson students, create a flowchart depicting the things they learned during this lesson. Students understand the chronology of major events that took place in Africa between the birth of civilization and independence from Europe.
7th Social Studies & History 16 Views 39 Downloads
African Art is Alive: Drum, Dance, Storytelling....
Students investigate and experience African culture through various art forms. Students explore the physical and political geographies of Africa through mapping activities. Students, in groups, prepare presentations about different aspects of African history.
4th - 6th Visual & Performing Arts 8 Views 22 Downloads
This Land Is My Land
Students explore their impressions of African history, focusing on black/white relations. They examine the impact of the recent election on Zimbabwean politics by reading and discussing the article "Vote in Zimbabwe Shows Opposition Making Big Gains.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 10 Downloads
Albert Schweitzer: Darkness And Light
Students view a documentary which examines the life and work of Albert Schweitzer. Specifically, it explores the controversy surrounding Schweitzer. Darkness and Light would be useful for classes on World History, African History and African Culture.
7th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 1 Download