African History Teacher Resources

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Constructing a Timeline of African History

For Teachers 6th - 12th
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...
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Islam and West Africa (An African History Lesson)

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Young scholars 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...
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Africa 1500-present: The Big Picture

For Teachers 7th - 9th
In this African history study guide worksheet, students read a brief overview pertaining to the history of Africa from 1500 to the present.
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Culture and Kingdoms of West Africa

For Teachers 6th - 8th
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...
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Africa: Research Project

For Teachers 6th - 8th
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. 
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South Africa's Apartheid

For Teachers 10th - 12th
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...
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Who Built Great Zimbabwe? And why?

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
It's hard to image that a mystery surrounds the second largest settlement ruins found in Africa. Who built this stone city? Why was it built? What happened to it? Why was it abandoned? A short video explores the controversies surrounding...
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Revealing Untold Stories

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Learners 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.
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Zimbabwe

For Students 6th - 9th
In this Zimbabwe worksheet, students read an article and examine a map of Zimbabwe and then respond to 11 short answer questions regarding the economy and geography of the country.
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Early African History

For Students 9th - 12th
In this online interactive world history worksheet, students answer 8 multiple choice questions regarding early African history. Students may submit their answers to be scored.
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African Development: Cultures, Settlers, and Policy Debates

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Discuss the waves of settlers that attempted to colonize the African continent. Racial, social, and political issues relating to each wave of colonization are included. Note: Text is scant and will need to be fully described for the...
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Introduction to Medieval Africa

For Students 6th - 8th
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...
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The Republic of South Africa

For Teachers 7th - 9th
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,...
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The Empires of Africa

For Teachers 6th - 10th
Students, in groups, compare and chart the different African kingdoms and city-states. They write a short essay detailing the aspects of African history that most fascinates them.
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Africa European Conquest & Independence

For Students 7th - 12th
In this Africa study guide worksheet, students respond to 15 fill in the blank and short answer questions based on a handout on European Conquest and Independence in Africa. The handout is not included. 
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Early African Kingdoms & Empires

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Give your class a thorough view of African history with this series of photographs, maps, and engaging questions. Coupled with a lecture about human migration and religious and European influences on the continent, this presentation will...
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The Influence of Musical Folk Traditions in the Poetry of Langston Hughes and Nicolás Guillén

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Young scholars listen and explore how African-American culture relates to learning Spanish as a foreign language. Poetry, music, and history are utilized while learning about Langston Hughes and Nicolas Guillen.
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Africa 1500-present: The Big Picture

For Teachers 7th - 11th
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...
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Tribes And Tribulations

For Teachers 6th - 12th
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...
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European Colonialism in Africa (2)

For Students 9th - 12th
In this online interactive world history worksheet, students answer 11 multiple choice questions regarding the European colonization of Africa. Students may submit their answers to be scored.
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Life in a Box - Mansa Mansa

For Teachers K - 3rd
Students explore West African history by analyzing images. In this West African Empire instructional activity, students examine a small box with images and items which represent the Republic of Mali. Students collaborate in small groups...
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The Scramble for Africa

For Students 7th - 10th
In this African history worksheet, students respond to 10 matching questions about British Imperialism and its effects on the continent.
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West Indies and The Caribbean: Sugar & Slavery

For Teachers 8th - 12th
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.
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Hotel Rwanda Teacher's Guide

For Teachers 11th - 12th Standards
Here is the comprehensive, official educator's guide for presenting Hotel Rwanda and the story of the Rwandan genocide in 1994 to a classroom environment. It includes a range of exceptional hands-on or discussion activities, as well as a...