What was the situation in Sahelian Africa c.1450?
Overview of four main power blocks in this period:
1. Watch Kingdoms of Africa Episode 4 [YouTube Video]
2. Group work: three groups, each takes one country and investigates its rulers, society, culture and economy using Pearson sample chapter
Activity could be differentiated to pair more and less able students.
3. Re-form groups with one representative from each group to feedback
4. Summary question: Assess which nation seems to be the strongest at this time and why.
5. Document question on p.346 of Pearson
E-Book: pp.9 – 11
Make a timeline showing the growth of Songhay
Homework Aid (Doc)