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The Ancient Civilization of Mali
Students explore the ancient civilization of Mali and examine various historical and cultural aspects of the civilization. In this ancient civilization of Mali lesson, students examine trade with respect to geographic locations, discover the Sudiata's Legacy and examine the five pillars of Islam.
Pre-K - 6th Social Studies & History 49 Views 300 Downloads
Trekking to Timbuktu: The Geography of Mali -Teacher Version
Middle schoolers investigate the geography of Mali. They locate Mali on a satellite map, explore various websites, describe the landscape and climate, label a map, and write an essay about the Niger Riger.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 5 Views 6 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
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 33 Views 31 Downloads
Life in Ancient Ghana, Mali, and Songhai
Students study the ancient African kingdoms of Ghana, Mali, and Songhai. They brainstorm what they know about ancient African kingdoms before investigating the trade and barter situations, and researching one of the kingdoms for an oral presentation.
3rd - 4th Social Studies & History 20 Views 87 Downloads
Do You Really Know What Wealth Is?
Learners examine what it means to have wealth-a concept that turns out to be philosophical as well as economic-and examine the importance of music. They examine the concepts of wealth in Mali and in the United States and consider the role of music in culture.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 2 Downloads
All The Way to Timbuktu
Young scholars discuss the concept of historic preservation and relate it to their own families and communities. After reading an article, they discuss the efforts of Mali to preserve their history. Using the internet, they research one point in Timbuktu's history and present their information to the class.
6th - 12th Language Arts 12 Views 75 Downloads
Do You Really Know What Wealth Is?
Students explore what it means to have wealth in Mali and in the United States. In this economics lesson, students read "Music in the Fields." Student groups answer discussion questions. Students reflect on the purpose music serves in the lives of people.
6th - 12th Language Arts 4 Views 2 Downloads
Sundiata, Mali’s Lion King
Students investigate the history of Mali. In this African cultures lesson plan, students research the impact of Sundiata Keita as king of Mali, recognize the significance of historical Malian festivals, and create character masks to be worn in their own Sundiata festival.
6th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 4 Views 43 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 9 Views 7 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Trekking to Timbuktu: The Geography of Mali
Students use a map to locate Mali and describe its landscape and climate. Using the internet, they trace the Niger River's path through Africa and locate Timbuktu. They answer and discuss comprehension questions after their activity is finished.
6th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 13 Downloads
A Golden Age: Three West African Empires
Seventh graders compare and contrast the three West African Kingdoms. In this World History lesson, 7th graders research the kingdoms and rulers of Ghana, Mali, and Songhai. Students present their kingdom to the class.
7th Social Studies & History 30 Views 159 Downloads
Life in a Box - Mansa Mansa
Students 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. Students 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
Seventh graders begin the lesson plan by reading primary sources about the country of Mali. Using maps drawn in the past, they discuss what they can gather about the country from the map and how it has changed over time. They use a graphic organizer to organize their information to write a paper at the end of the lesson plan.
7th Social Studies & History 6 Views 24 Downloads
Students explore the lives and cities of the people of Mali. After reading the story "Mansa Musa," they discuss the illustrations in the story and which story elements are facts and which are embellishments. Students create their own nomadic tent based on the illustrations in the story.
4th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 4 Views 8 Downloads
Trekking to Timbuktu: Mansa Musa Takes a Trip - Teacher Version
Eleventh graders identify Mansa Musa and discuss his pilgrimage, explain how he related to leaders in the East, and describe decisions he made about his homeland. They discuss changes brought about in Mali as a result of his pilgrimage.
11th Social Studies & History 3 Views 7 Downloads