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.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Pros

  • Learners can note the various ways in which Green draws on historical evidence to form a conclusion
  • Interesting dialogue in forum posts below the video
  • Provides teacher and student versions of extension units
Cons

  • None