What a fun way to learn about the leadership, economy, and social classes in the West African Empires of Ghana, Mali, and Songhai! My students love this activity. First, students read a two-page West African Kingdoms close reading that includes primary source excerpts from Mansa Musa. Then, students get into groups and compete against each other in a displayed class game board in Google Slides or PowerPoint. Each advancing slide has one of ten comprehension questions about the social class informational text.
In a fun, creative close, students that answer the most answers correct in class get to choose a number that reveals their hidden destiny as a person alive in that era. The students get to read aloud who they were and details about their lives!
✅ A two-page social class focused close reading
✅ A 10 comprehension question Google Slides game-board to display
✅ A PowerPoint option game-board to display
✅ An answer key
✅ A "choose your destiny slide" with fun social class destinies for winning students to discover what their lives were like as a "people alive during the era!"
This skilled-based Common Core literacy lesson can be done individually, in pairs or in groups! Teachers can simply assign in the Google Classroom. This works great in a Google 1:1 or on paper in Any classroom!
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