African Civilizations DBQ

African Civilizations DBQ
African Civilizations DBQ
African Civilizations DBQ
African Civilizations DBQ
African Civilizations DBQ
African Civilizations DBQ
African Civilizations DBQ
African Civilizations DBQ
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  1. This Unit Bundle Contains 5 Highlight engaging lessons that cover a variety of topics on African History.Lessons Include:The Geography of AfricaThe Kingdom of GhanaMali and Mansa MusaAfrican Civilizations DBQThe Scramble for Africa - Cases and Effects Each lesson is designed to be highly engaging fo
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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.

Log in to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Analyze the relationship between a primary and secondary source on the same topic.
Integrate visual information (e.g., in charts, graphs, photographs, videos, or maps) with other information in print and digital texts.
Identify aspects of a text that reveal an author’s point of view or purpose (e.g., loaded language, inclusion or avoidance of particular facts).
Determine the central ideas or information of a primary or secondary source; provide an accurate summary of the source distinct from prior knowledge or opinions.
Cite specific textual evidence to support analysis of primary and secondary sources.
Total Pages
11 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
90 minutes
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