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In this West African geography learning exercise, students read about the history, culture, and life in West Africa. Students take notes and answer 4 short answer comprehension questions as they read the selection.
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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...
6th - 8th Social Studies & History
Pawn Stars: Africa
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...
6th - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Mansa Musa, One of the Wealthiest People Who Ever Lived
Discover the complex, rich legacy of fourteenth century African king Mansa Musa, who is said to have been one of the wealthiest individuals who has ever lived. Young historians will learn about trade routes between the Mediterranean and...
4 mins 7th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Folktale through African Art
Students study folktales and other stories from West Africa. By hearing and reading these stories they explore many new cultural and religious beliefs, such as spirits inhabiting nature and possessing special powers. Once the students...
7th - 12th Social Studies & History
New Review Africa: Interpreting Physical Maps
Get young cartographers looking at population densities in Africa. As they look at the continent, learners examine human features of particular regions in a physical map. They use clues about the geography of Africa to determine how the...
7th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Analogies - The Baka of Cameroon, West Africa
Learners watch a video about the Baka of Cameroon and complete analogy activities. For this analogy lesson, students discuss analogies and watch a video about the Baka tribes in West Africa. Learners complete the analogy graphic...
7th - 9th Social Studies & History