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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 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 8 Views 7 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
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 29 Views 115 Downloads
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 48 Views 116 Downloads
Islam and West Africa (An African History Lesson)
Students 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.D. centuries.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 29 Views 101 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 5 Views 6 Downloads
Revealing Untold Stories
Young scholars 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 4 Views 33 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 9 Views 44 Downloads
Life in a Box - Mansa Mansa
Learners 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. Learners 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
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 26 Views 98 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 19 Views 42 Downloads
Africa 1500-present: The Big Picture
For 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 24 Views 135 Downloads
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 rulers, and religion.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 31 Views 29 Downloads
Africa: Research Project
Here is a great way to prepare the class for a research project. Instead of drawing up an outline, they hit the books to create a foldable about their topic. They research to answer 28 questions about Ghana, Songhi, and Mali.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 18 Views 38 Downloads
South Africa's Apartheid
Discuss South African apartheid, the anti-apartheid movement, and the literature and music it inspired. Slides contain images and facts about life in South Africa during apartheid, social uprisings such as Soweto, and the various artists, musicians, and writers that brought attention to apartheid through their work.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History 4 Views 5 Downloads
The Republic of South Africa
How did South Africa come under the rule of apartheid? Find out how European colonists settled in South Africa and established apartheid to dissuade the African majority from taking back their lands. Slides contain simple text and dates, and they would be helpful in assisting learners in taking notes during lecture.
7th - 9th All 18 Views 28 Downloads