Pawn Stars: Africa

This Pawn Stars: Africa activity & project also includes:

What element was worth more during the growth of empires in West Africa: gold or halite? After examining various pieces of evidence of primary and secondary source documents placed around the room, your class members will each make a claim regarding the mineral they believe was worth more to early empires.

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CCSS: Adaptable
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  • Interdisciplinary connections to science and study of minerals
  • Unique inquiry with engaging video clips to supplement

  • Some source material has less credibility than others
  • Documents will need to be reformatted for proper presentation
  • No answer key or teacher's guide included