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Third graders are introduced to the storytelling practices of the Mali people. They discover what a folktale is and give examples of oral history in their own lives. They read examples of Mali stories.
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.
Young scholars explore the ancient civilization of Mali and examine various historical and cultural aspects of the civilization. In this ancient civilization of Mali instructional activity, students examine trade with respect to geographic locations, discover the Sudiata's Legacy and examine the five pillars of Islam.
Students investigate the history of Mali. In this African cultures instructional activity, 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.
Learners 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.
Seventh graders begin the instructional activity 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 instructional activity.
In this ancient African civilizations worksheet, middle schoolers respond to 7 short answer questions about the civilization of Mali.
Students 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.
Students 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.
Seventh graders compare and contrast the three West African Kingdoms.  In this World History instructional activity, 7th graders research the kingdoms and rulers of Ghana, Mali, and Songhai.  Students present their kingdom to the class.
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. 
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.
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. A wonderful resource! Have the class research North African civilizations and write a compare and contrast essay.
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.
Eleventh graders locate Mali on a world map, describe the landscape and climate of Mali, and locate the city of Timbuktu and describe the local weather. They compare life along the Niger in ancient times to that of today
Young scholars 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. They simulate the barter economy with items from home.
Students are introduced to the concept of cultural diffusion. In groups, they identify the culture of Mali, Nigeria and Ethiopia and work together to research how cultural diffusion has changed the country. To end the lesson, they share their findings with the class and view artwork from each country.
Second graders read literature about Africa, examine physical characteristics of the continent, explore animals native to Africa, and discuss distance between Africa and locations in the United States.
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.
Students study an author's style to strengthen their own writing. They read an author's account of the resiliency of the Malian people and about their culture. They examine her focus on Malian women.

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