Presentation on theme: "Abd al-Rahman Ibrahima from Now is Your Time! By Walter Dean Myers Mr. Ochoa Mountain View Middle School Language Arts."— Presentation transcript:
Abd al-Rahman Ibrahima from Now is Your Time! By Walter Dean Myers Mr. Ochoa Mountain View Middle School Language Arts
Connect to your life What do you imagine West Africans left behind when they were forced into slavery?
Background information The story takes place long ago when the Songhai Empire ruled West Africa. The Songhai ruled for 125 years. Their wealth came mostly from gold.
What is a biography A biography is a individuals life events written by another person using several sources.
Story Objectives Understand chronological order Identify tone Recognize, clarify, and connect to the main ideas of the story
Fouta Djallon Guinea A small mountainous region in Guinea, which is a small nation in the west coast of Africa
Islam Moslems The Moslem merchants who traveled the gold- salt routes of wealthy West African empires and introduces Islam to the world
Pastoral Having a way of life raising livestock
Timbuktu A city in Africa now know as Mali
Songhai An African empire that thrived in the 1400s and 1500s
inhabitant Someone living in a particular place
dynasty A series of rulers who are members of the same family.
chaos A state of great disorder
status Ones position society; rank
Mandingo A member of any of various peoples of West Africas
In full rout In complete retreat
Do someone else's bidding Following someone's orders
Trek A slow difficult journey
Natchez An early settlement of what is now Mississippi
Prosper To be successful; thrive
procedure Course of action
abolitionist Favoring the end of slavery
Premise An idea that forms the idea of an argument
Reservation A doubt; an exception
Questions 1.If you could say one thing about Ibrahimas life what would it be? 2.How does Ibrahima come to be sold into slavery? 3.What happens to Ibrahima in the United States? 4.Why doesnt Ibrahima return to his homeland?