This is a 18 slide, highly animated, power point presentation on the Kingdoms of Medieval Africa: The Kingdom of Ghana. All the slides are editable so you can adjust your presentation as you see fit.
The Kingdom of Ghana existed around 500 to 1200s CE. Today the region makes up the countries of Mali and Mauritania, not the present country of Ghana. It is unknown how the Kingdom of Ghana started. It was already flourishing by 900CE when Arab scholars began recording information from early traders.
By 1000 BCE, the nation had undergone expansion and take control of large portions of land near the Niger and Senegal Rivers.
The region was rich in gold and its acquisition meant that Ghana would become a leading force in the trans-Sahara trade network. Eventually, in the mid 11th century, the Almoravids, a Muslim group launched a devastating invasion on the capitol city of Kombi. Ghana recovered and forced the invaders to withdraw.
A little less than 200 years later, Ghana had become weakened by a scarcity of natural resources like water and trees. In 1240 CE, Ghana was invaded by the Mande people and emerged as their own new powerful empire Mali. It became an even stronger trading empire, backed by a strong Muslim religion.
The presentation covers the following:
Ghana’s Trade Routes
Spread of Islam
The Gold-Salt Trade
Kumbi Trading Market
Wangara Trading Market
The Decline of Ghana
End of Presentation
This is one of several power point presentations that I offer in my store under the heading ... Ancient Kingdoms of West Africa.