Introduction – Lesson 2-3

KEY QUESTIONS
What was the situation in Sahelian Africa c.1450?

CONTENT
Overview of four main power blocks in this period:
• Ghana
• Mali
• Songhai

METHODOLOGY
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

RESOURCES

Online:
E-Book: pp.9 – 11

Introduction Lesson 2-3 Presentation(PPT)
Comparison Table(Doc)

HOMEWORK
Make a timeline showing the growth of Songhay
Homework Aid (Doc)

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