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1 Topic: British Imperialism Ex: #India’sbrightestjewel
Tweety Tuesday Topic: British Imperialism Ex: #India’sbrightestjewel

2 Topic: World Religions and Belief Systems Ex: #Jesusismyhomeboy
Tweety Tuesday Topic: World Religions and Belief Systems Ex: #Jesusismyhomeboy

3 Savanna- Fertile grassy plains
Africa -2nd largest continent -various geographic features: Deserts, rain forests, savannah -few natural harbors -navigable rivers -Salt, Iron, Gold and copper resources Savanna- Fertile grassy plains

4 Where am I?

5 Africa’s Geography The Sahara is the largest desert in the world, and is expanding 50ft per year The Sahara limited living space, but many trade routes were created Huge mineral resources such as salt, gold and iron promoted trade

6 Climate Change About 2500 BCE the Sahara started expanding (desertification) This forced the Bantu tribe to move South, spreading their language and iron working skills.

7 Review What agricultural technique did the Bantu use?
Ancient Egypt created this paper-like substance from river reeds Papyrus Slash and Burn The greatest Mauryan leader was _____________, he spread his belief in Buddhism using these What ancient civilization created paper, gunpowder and porcelain? Ashoka Rock Pillar Edicts China

8 Maps Label the Sahara, Kalahari and Namib Deserts
Label the Nile, Niger, Congo and Zambezi Rivers Label the savanna, forest and Mediterranean climates Shade in the area of Ancient Egypt Page 285

9 African Trade Trade along the Mediterranean Sea linked Africa to Europe and the Middle East Goods travelled along Saharan Trade routes to the Mediterranean Sea Egypt and Carthage dominated Mediterranean trade

10 Egypt Egypt was a trading empire. It dominated trade between North East Africa and Europe and the Middle East Egypt specialized in trading gold, sculptures, papyrus and food

11 Carthage Carthage dominated North West Africa’s Mediterranean trade. They extended trade to Spain, France and Italy. The Carthaginians eventually challenged Roman Trade routes and were destroyed by the Romans.

12 Growing Trade African trade grew quickly with the introduction of the Asian Camel Camels could transport up to 500 pounds and travel miles a day. The camels made Sahara trade more profitable

13 Sahara Trade Routes Trade items: Africa Europe/Middle East -Fruit
-Grains -Wine -Ivory -Gold -Salt Africa Europe/Middle East Gold Fruits Leather goods Cotton Salt Steel Silk Horses


15 Gold and Salt Salt was literally worth its’ weight in gold
Salt came from the Europeans. Africans need it to prevent dehydration by consuming salt Salt is also used to preserve meats and other foods Salt was literally worth its’ weight in gold

16 Empires Ghana Mali Songhai
As the Saharan trade routes grew and valuable many strong monarchs (kings) gained control Ghana Mali Songhai

17 Ghana Located between two major rivers
King controlled the gold and salt trade. All goods entering or leaving the nation were taxed. The King of Ghana had a huge army available to maintain order

18 Ghana The King hired many Islamic counselors, officials and advisors.
This was the introduction of Islam into West Africa Ghana maintained power through direct rule by the King and enforcement by his army

19 Mali Over time Ghana fell to the more powerful Mali empire
The Mali Empire was established by Sundiata, who was spared as a boy by invading forces. As he grew he became a powerful military leader. He regained control in 1250 Named his empire Mali, which means “where the king dwells” in Arabic

20 Mansa Musa Mali gained control of both the salt and gold trade. And power was inherited by Mansa Musa. Mansa Musa was the greatest of all the Mali kings Even Today, Mansa Musa was the richest man EVER


22 Mansa Musa Musa was the greatest Mansa:
-expanded the Empire to the Atlantic Ocean -Created a safe, peaceful and prosperous empire -converted to Islam and spread Arabic ideas “There is complete and general safety throughout the land. The traveller here has no more reason to fear thieves than the man who stays home” -Ibn Battuta

23 Hajj- Muslims must travel to Mecca to pray
Review- Islam Mansa Musa was a devoted Muslim. Part of Islam is adherence to the five pillars: Only one god- Monotheistic Prayer five times a day Giving to the poor Fast during Ramadan Hajj- travel to Mecca Hajj- Muslims must travel to Mecca to pray Mansa Musa is best known for completing the Hajj

24 Musa’s Hajj Mansa Musa left on his hajj in 1324.
He took 500 servants and 100 camels laden with gold The Hajj took over a year, with stops in major cities such as Cairo in Egypt

25 Cairo, Egypt Mansa Musa gave gold to thousands of people in Egypt. Through trade and gifts he spent much of his gold. He spent SO much gold, the value of it fell. The Economy of Cairo fell significantly due to TOO much gold


27 Effects of the Hajj Scholar- a person who studies and has knowledge
Mansa Musa’s Hajj has significant effects on Western Africa -Spread Islamic religion -new trading partners to the East -brought back Scholars who spread their knowledge However, Europeans soon hear about the vast wealth of this Mali King. This sparks interest which will end in imperialism Scholar- Scholar- a person who studies and has knowledge

28 Songhai After Mansa Musa, Mali quickly crumbled
The Songhai Empire is set up by Sonni Ali, a warrior king This king was able to control the great trade city of Timbuktu

29 Songhai Askia succeeded Ali to the throne. Askia was a Muslim, and travelled on the Hajj. However, he did not have nearly the amount of wealth as Mansa Musa Askia brought back many Islamic scholars creating a period of intellectual achievement in Timbuktu

30 Timbuktu Center of Learning
Eventually absorbed into the Songhai empire. Overtime, even Timbuktu was overrun by powerful war lords

31 Negatives of Trade While the vast trade routes brought riches and cultural diffusion, there were two significant negatives. As word spread of Africa’s wealth, other empires wanted to control the resources The slave trade begins due to access with the Europeans and desire for further trade

32 Crash Course Review

33 Where are these artifacts from?

34 Nubia Located south of Egypt, Nubia (Kush) was located in present day Sudan Nubia traded gold, ivory, animal skins and slaves to the Egyptians and beyond. They were heavily influenced by Egyptian society, art work, and culture

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