This map lesson focuses on West African geography and the Medieval Empires of Ghana, Mali, and Songhai. Students will locate and label African deserts, rainforests, and savannas in order to analyze how trade was affected by different types of geography. ***Paper PDF AND Google Drive Resource Included***
This resource can be completed on paper or online with laptops, Chromebooks, tablets, or any device that supports Google Drive. The included Teacher's Guide includes access to the links that will allow you to make your own copy of the resources for use in Google Classroom/Google Drive.
Everything is ready to implement and includes:
The map directions are divided into three parts: geography, empires, and trade. The directions are written for students to be able to follow independently and complete at their own pace.
Black Outline Map:
Students will need colored pencils to complete the map and key (if completing the paper version).
The included reference map can be projected or copied for students to use as a guide when completing their maps.
The map assessment consists of six fill-in-the-blank and multiple choice questions. Ideally, students would use their completed map when taking the assessment.
Map Assessment Key:
The map assessment key is included for easy grading or use with substitute teacher.
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