This is a 21 slide, highly animated, power point presentation on the Kingdoms of Medieval Africa: The Songhai Empire. All the slides are editable so you can adjust your presentation as you see fit.
The Songhai Empire, also known as the Songhay Empire, was a state located in western Africa. From the early 15th to the late 16th century, Songhai was one of the largest Islamic empires in history. This empire bore the same name as its leading ethnic group, the Songhai. Its capital was the city of Gao, where a Songhai state had existed since the 11th century.
Its base of power was on the bend of the Niger River in present day Niger and Burkina Faso.
In 1340, the Songhai took advantage of the Mali Empire's decline and successfully asserted its independence. Disputes over succession weakened the Mali Empire, and many of its peripheral subjects broke away. The Songhai made Gao their capital and began an imperial expansion of their own throughout the western Sahel.
By 1420, Songhai was strong enough to exact tribute from Masina. In all, the Sonni Dynasty would count 18 kings.
The presentation covers the following:
Map of the Songhai Empire
Sunni Ali’s Legacy
Muslim Culture Embraced
Fall of the Empire
Songhai Empire’s Highpoint
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.