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Africa Unit Bundle Includes 10 Resources!

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This bundle includes 10 resources of resources which could be used during a unit on Africa at a discounted price.Here is a detailed run down of what your purchase includes:

1) Top selling African Griot Activity:

This is a creative role-playing simulation somewhat similar to the game "Telephone" where students learn about oral history and African Griots. Students are put into "clans" and are then given a specific role to fill. They then analyze African proverbs and follow the rules of the simulation. This also serves as a great activity to illustrate the possible consequences of having a tradition of oral history.

Directions/student handouts and proverbs are included.


2) African Folktale Writing Assignment:

These are directions for a fun writing assignment where students create a modern folk tale, using elements found in traditional West African stories. Students build a story around animal characters and make sure to include the environment as an integral part of the story. This is a great way to use cross-curricular teaching techniques and partner up with English teachers. It will be useful to share many different examples of folktales prior to assigning this writing assignment.


3) Ghana PPT:

This is an overview PPT about the rise of Ghana in West Africa. The gold/salt trade and Soninke are among the highlighted topics.


4) African Empires Venn Diagram:

Handout for compare/contrast between Ghana, Mali, Songhai

5) Battle of Kirina description

Two readings about the Battle of Kirina are compared, one is an encyclopedic summary and the other one is a translation of the legend. Students answer questions after the readings.

6) Tophat Sundiata Compare/Contrast

7) Growth of Islam in West Africa PPT

This is an engaging and informative PPT about the expansion of Islam in West Africa. Songhai, Timbuktu, and Djenne are highlighted.


8) Mansa Musa Hajj Diary Entry

Students read about Mansa Musa's famous trip and then create an illustration followed by a diary entry from an eyewitness.

9)Trans-Saharan Caravan Guide Advertisement

Students play the role of a 14th century African trader who has made the trans-Saharan trip many times and create an ad containing tips and suggestions on how to be successful.

10)Trans-Saharan Trade Notes

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