African Civilizations – How were they Advanced?
The objective of this lesson is to have students learn about common misconceptions of Africa, and examine sources to argue against these misconceptions, using evidence show that African civilizations were indeed advanced.
What you get:
An 11 Slide PowerPoint with:
- A Do Now Question
- Video Link
- Class Notes
- Assessment Questions
- Activity Instructions
- Conclusion Question
For the activity students must argue against the following misconceptions:
· Were poor, divided into many tribes, and were rarely unified under structured governments
· Were isolated, and had little exchange & contact with other civilizations
· Did not make cultural advancements astronomy, art, or architecture
Students task is to examine the 9 documents provided and use them argue against these misconceptions about African Civilizations:
Questions for each document are provided, along with a graphic organizer that they can use to organize the information and arguments for each misconception.
Keys for the document analysis and graphic organizer are provided.