Ancient Africa and Timbuktu
Young scholars explore the Mali empire from the 1200's to the present and explain the rise and fall of both Timbuktu and Mali. They then research using the Internet to produce a paper demonstrating their knowledge.
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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 plan, students examine trade with respect to geographic locations,...
Pre-K - 6th Social Studies & History
Life in Ancient Ghana, Mali, and Songhai
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...
3rd - 4th Social Studies & History
Ancient Africa's Connection to Today
Fourth graders engage in a lesson in which ancient Africa's historical contributions are told though the eyes of a spider, Anansi, and his search calabash game. The game is accessed through a website which is embedded in this lesson plan.
4th Visual & Performing Arts
Oral traditions: Facilitating education through verbal traditions
Bring oral traditions into the classroom to engage learning and facilitate best practices. From story telling to listening skills, this article provides reasons and rational behind oral traditions as a tool for education.
2nd - 5th Social Studies & History