My name is Elaine Shindelar. This is a complete unit on Ancient Mali. It includes 8 lessons, a large project, and a cooking activity. The lessons are written to include essential questions, type of lesson, goals, daily learning objectives, materials, detailed procedures, follow up activities, adaptations for students who are higher-level as well as those who need extra assistance, evaluations, and secondary assessments. The unit covers basic information about Mali, the role of griots, trade in ancient Mali, the role of the king, and a wrap-up of things learned throughout the unit.