This biography profiles Queen Nzinga Mbande, the leader of Angola during the early 17th century.
Tracing her rise to the throne, the biography focuses on Nzinga's dealings with Portuguese officials, who had colonized the region and were securing African captives as slaves. The biography also addresses Nzinga's attempt to make her kingdom a safe haven for escaped slaves.
The biography includes a series of questions based on the reading.
In using this in my own class room, students are encouraged to:
1. Number the paragraphs
2. Read the biography
3. Highlight answers in the reading
4. Use complete sentences.
The answer key demonstrates these steps.
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