This is a common core aligned lesson plan to accompany a vdeo on Mansa Musa. The lesson includes a warm-up activity, the exploration of a primary source, as well as a multi-flow map, and a “write-discuss” activity after with a graphic organizer to support students writing. The video used with this lesson is well animated, researched, and engaging. You can find the video here, http://www.storytimelines.com. I used it in my class recently. The kids loved it and were able to gather a lot of information from it. It has vocabulary, great art, and an engaging story line. Enjoy and please let me know about your lesson if you try it. You can find the video here, http://www.storytimelines.com/ .