Sunday, March 6, 2011
Kingdoms of West Africa Unit Study
So we have left Egypt and are on our way to the West Sahara to study the Medieval History of West Africa. West Africa had 3 major Empires or Kingdoms which were Mali, Ghana, and Songhay. We are starting in the middle actually with Mali cause we already did some activities and fields trips dealing with Timbuktu. The chronological order though is Ghana, Mali, then Songhay. I will list the online resources we will be using for Mali. As we move into the other 2 kingdoms I will share those resources as well.
Booklist for West African Studies
Ancient and Medieval Africa lesson Plans
West African Kingdoms Powerpoints
Sundiata and Mansa Musa Lesson Plans
Trekking Timbuktu: Mansa Musa
Mali Trade Routes
Mansa Musa's Pilgrimage
The Road to Timbuktu Lesson Plans
West African Trade Map
Africa For Kids
And here is a Youtube Clip from a PBS documentary put together by famous historian and geneologist Henry Louis Gates.
Just double click on the video to take you to youtube and then you can select the other parts to finish the viewing the documentary. Its call Road to Timbuktu.