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This unit has everything you need to teach Jr/Sr. High African History from early civilizations through modern day.
It includes outline notes for class lecture from Pearson's World Studies, 2007 edition, Chapter 7: African History. You could use it without that textbook, if you chose, and later editions of Pearson would be similar to this one. There is additional information in the outline notes that I chose to stress in my teaching of African history.
I have students take their own notes, then use mine on the overhead to review in class. There are some links to other online resources within the notes as well that I use while reviewing.
There are notes for each of the following chapter/sections:
7-1: African Beginnings: the beginning of life in Africa and Egypt.
7-2: African Civilizations: Ghana, Mali, Songhai, the Great Zimbabwe
7-3: European Conquest: The Scramble for Africa, Triangle Trade
7-4: Independence and Its Challenges: WWII, Independence
7-5: Issues for Africa Today: Current problems
There are also "student" copies of my notes for 7-2 and 7-4. These are exact copies of my notes with blanks throughout for the students to fill in while reading. For these two sections, I distributed these outlines and allowed students to fill in prior to class lecture.
In addition, I have included the multimedia project completed by my students. They chose an African Civilization, completed initial Internet research on the characteristics of the civilization compared to Egypt, created additional guiding questions, completed additional research and created projects to demonstrate what they have learned. I have included the rubric used as well as the chart and project sheet used by the students.
Every file exists in both a Word .doc and a .pdf in this zipped file so you can use what works best for you. Feel free to edit this work to fit your needs but you may not distribute it other than to your own students. There are a total of 13 files (12 Word, 1 large pdf).
The preview file is one section of the student notes that are included in this file.