Chapter 5-6 Classroom Connections-Textbook, classwork, projects, worksheets...etc
Student Handout 3 7.4.1-Clever Jackal Gets Away
Student Handout 5 7.4.1GRAPES Organizer-Primary/Secondary Documents
Student Handout 6 7.4.1 Choose one empire, either Ghana or Mali. Explain three characteristics of that empire using three of the key categories of GRAPES. Explain why each characteristic was significant.
Student Handout 7 7.4.1 Ghana-Mali Brainstorming Chart
Chapter 5-6 Internet Resources-Use the following web pages to learn more about Africa
Standard 7.4 - Students analyze the geographic, political, economic, religious, and social structures of the sub-Saharan civilizations of Ghana and Mali in Medieval Africa.
The Collapse of Mali and Songhai - Mali and Songhai, as well as the smaller kingdom of Ghana before them, were once great trading kingdoms famous for their gold. Yet despite their greatness, they each declined for similar reasons.
Ibn Battuta: The Greatest Traveler in the Middle Ages - He traveled further and visited more countries than any other person in medieval times. His final journey took him to Mali, a Muslim empire in West Africa. This report of his travels reveals a vivid portrait of the Muslim world at its height.
Saharan Trade: A Link Between Europe and Africa - Maps, pictures and information about the trade between Europe and West Africa from Ghana to Songhay. Super West African Trade Route maps.
African Trade - From Critical Thinking Internet Activities: Ancient and Medieval History.
Timbuktu - The great mythical city of Mali
African Life through Art - Studies of African life, ritual, and culture through audio, video, and graphics
African Folk Tales - Stories from Africa were traditionally passed down by word of mouth. Often they were told by the light of the moon around a village fire after the completion of a long day of work. The stories rarely ended with the words we so often heard as children when our parents told us bedtime stories -- "and they all lived happily ever after". Most stories didn't end happily ever after. Usually the stories taught a lesson, and frequently, the selfish person learned that lesson the hard way.