This is a 14 slide, highly animated, power point presentation on the Kingdoms of Medieval Africa: The Mali Empire. All the slides are editable so you can adjust your presentation as you see fit.
Mali began as a small Malinke kingdom around the upper areas of the Niger River. It became an important empire after 1235 when Sundjata organized Malinke resistance against a branch of the southern Soninke, who made up the center of the older kingdom of Ghana.
The empire developed around its capital of Niani, the city of Sundjata's birth near the gold fields of Bure. Unlike the people of the older kingdom of Ghana, who had only camels, horses, and donkeys for transport, the people of Mali also used the river Niger. By river, they could transport bulk goods and larger loads much more easily than by land. Living on the fertile lands near the Niger, people suffered less from drought than those living in the drier regions further north.
The Niger River enabled the Kingdom of Mali to develop a far more stable economy than Ghana had enjoyed and contributed to the rise of the Mali Empire.
The presentation covers the following:
Map of the Kingdom of Mali
Vast Empire Created
Mali Empire Prospers
Taxes & Currency
Mansu Musa’s Hajj
Collapse of the Kingdom
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.