The West African Trade Empires Ghana, Mali, Songhai 300 --1590
The first activity compares the African Trading Kingdoms of the Middle Ages. The chart can be completed as a whole class activity with the completed chart being used as a visual projected in a large scale. The teacher will lead the discussion providing additional information.
Another way is to hand the students a blank chart and have them complete it from their textbook individually or in a learning group. Later use the completed chart in class with the students to make sure they have all the appropriate information.
The West African Trade Empires Student Activity
The activity combines some mapping skills with questions about information from the chart. The students will need a textbook map or atlas to complete the activity. The map skills questions are fairly simple.
The chart questions are taken directly from the information on the chart. This activity should take no longer than one class period.
Another handy tool in the What's That? Series from CK Teaching Aids.