Mali Teacher Resources
Find Mali educational ideas and activities
Showing 1 - 20 of 281 resources
Trekking to Timbuktu: The Geography of Mali
Young scholars 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
The Ancient Civilization of Mali
Learners 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 37 Views 295 Downloads
Sundiata, Mali’s Lion King
Students investigate the history of Mali. In this African cultures lesson, 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 3 Views 41 Downloads
Trekking to Timbuktu: The Geography of Mali -Teacher Version
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.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 4 Views 5 Downloads
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.
7th Social Studies & History 5 Views 23 Downloads
Do You Really Know What Wealth Is?
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.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 1 Download
All The Way to Timbuktu
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.
6th - 12th Language Arts 9 Views 73 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 21 Views 154 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 11 Views 31 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
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 26 Views 24 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 plan, 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 3 Views 1 Download
Trekking to Timbuktu: The Geography of Mali - Student Version
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
11th Social Studies & History 3 Views 1 Download
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 17 Views 84 Downloads
Medieval Ethiopia, Mali and Nigeria: The Influence of Culture in Africa
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.
6th - 8th Language Arts 7 Views 26 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