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Abd al-Rahman Ibrahima from Now is Your Time! By Walter Dean MyersMr. 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 informationThe 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 toneRecognize, 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 1400’s and 1500’s
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 Africa’s
In full rout In complete retreat
Do someone else's biddingFollowing 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 If you could say one thing about Ibrahima’s life what would it be? How does Ibrahima come to be sold into slavery? What happens to Ibrahima in the United States? Why doesn’t Ibrahima return to his homeland?
Aim: How did great empires influence the history of Africa?
Chapter 15 Societies and Empires of Africa
SSWH6 The student will describe the diverse characteristics of early African societies before 1800 CE.
1. Cause: Ships sailed from many African ports to Arabia, Persia, and India. Effect: By 1500, Africa had been linked to the rest of the world for centuries.
African Trading Civilizations: Ghana, Mali, Songhai
WEST AFRICAN TRADING KINGDOMS Ghana, Mali, and Songhai.
Objectives Understand why gold and salt were important in early Africa. Describe how the rulers of Ghana, Mali, and Songhai built strong kingdoms. Summarize.
African Literature An introduction. Proverbs a short, traditional saying that expresses some obvious truth or familiar experience Used to convey accumulated.
Unit 2: Regional Civilizations 730 BC – 1650 AD
Africa’s Government and Religion African Rulers developed different forms of government. Traditional religions, Christianity and Islam shaped early African.
Africa In the Middle Ages
African Kingdoms. Essential Understanding States and empires flourished in Africa during the medieval period, including: West Africa: Ghana, Mali, Songhai.
What is the geography of Africa
Essential Question: What was Africa like before the introduction of Islam? Warm-Up Question: Get out your Ibn Battuta reading for a quick HW check.
Wednesday 11/5 wk Who was Mansa Musa? 2. What was Askia Muhammad’s important contribution to the Empire of Songhai?
TOPIC: Chapter 3, Section 2
Section 3-African Cultures Chapter Objectives Section 3: African Cultures Describe the culture of early West African kingdoms. Describe the lifestyles.
African Literature An introduction.
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