Somali History: The Golden Age of Mogadishu 900 C.E. to 1500 C.E. Webquest

Somali History: The Golden Age of Mogadishu 900 C.E. to 1500 C.E. Webquest
Somali History: The Golden Age of Mogadishu 900 C.E. to 1500 C.E. Webquest
Somali History: The Golden Age of Mogadishu 900 C.E. to 1500 C.E. Webquest
Somali History: The Golden Age of Mogadishu 900 C.E. to 1500 C.E. Webquest
Somali History: The Golden Age of Mogadishu 900 C.E. to 1500 C.E. Webquest
Somali History: The Golden Age of Mogadishu 900 C.E. to 1500 C.E. Webquest
Somali History: The Golden Age of Mogadishu 900 C.E. to 1500 C.E. Webquest
Somali History: The Golden Age of Mogadishu 900 C.E. to 1500 C.E. Webquest
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Somali History: The Golden Age of Mogadishu 900 C.E. to 1500 C.E. Webquest
Students will learn about the Golden Age of Mogadishu by completing a great internet-based worksheet. The webquest uses a very student friendly website that clearly explains the history of Mogadishu during the Middle Ages. Please check out the website by clicking on the link below:

Click here to view the website.

The following topics are covered in this webquest:
Culture and trade in Mogadishu
Golden Age
Famous explorers to visit Mogadishu
Mogadishu currency
Ibn-Battouta primary source about Mogadishu in the 1300s

The webquest contains 20 questions and is a great way to introduce or to have your students go into more depth on the history of the Swahili City-States or Africa in general. An answer sheet is included for the teacher. A QR code is included along with the traditional website link. The webquest will take most students at least 10 to 30 minutes to complete depending on age. Feel free to modify this activity if needed to fit the needs of your students.

Picture via Wikipedia from Vascoscream: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Ancient-Almnara.jpg

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