This activity is a fun way to get students engaged, while memorizing important standards for the empires of Ghana, Mali and Songhai. Students write a song about the African Empires to a familiar call response song (like Boom-Chicka-Boom), pop song or nursery rhyme beat. Then, students perform a song of their choice with a group in front of class. We vote on a winner in class and they get a Grammy (also included).
This activity can be used with the Ghana Mali Songhai power point and graphic organizer or on its own. It includes teacher instructions, an activity printable and a rubric.
Tony Pavlovich, Instructomania, Sundiata, Mansa Musa, Timbuktu