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The Travels of Ibn Battuta Primary Source Reading - Distance Learning

Grade Levels
7th - 12th, Homeschool
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  • PDF
  • Google Apps™
5 pages
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The Travels of Ibn Battuta Primary Source Reading: PDF + Google Slides

This is an excellent resource to include with your unit on West Africa or Mali! In this reading, students will read two excerpts from Ibn Battuta's travels. The first excerpt is from The Saltworks at the Oasis of Taghaza and the second is Ibn Battuta Meets the King of Mali.

Using Google Classroom in your class? NO PROBLEM! A link to the Google Slides version of this resource is included in this purchase. Just look at the Terms of Use.

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  • One page reading on Ibn Battuta's travels
  • 7 comprehension questions to check for student understanding
  • Teacher answer key

I know how frustrating it can be for students when they receive large amounts of text to read, so I intentionally made this a one page reading! Whether you assign this as homework or do it together as a class, this is an excellent supplement to use in your class.

This download comes in a pdf format in US Letter Size (sorry for anyone that lives abroad! No A4 size with this purchase).

Thank you for checking this product out! To check out my other readings, you can click HERE.

Happy teaching! :)

Questions? Comments? Typos? Send me an email at thehistoryllama@gmail.com!

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5 pages
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including vocabulary describing political, social, or economic aspects of history/social studies.
Determine the central ideas or information of a primary or secondary source; provide an accurate summary of how key events or ideas develop over the course of the text.
Distinguish among fact, opinion, and reasoned judgment in a text.
Identify aspects of a text that reveal an author’s point of view or purpose (e.g., loaded language, inclusion or avoidance of particular facts).
Describe how a text presents information (e.g., sequentially, comparatively, causally).


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