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1 Africa Test Review Take notes on information you are missing from your Cornell Notes!

2 African Plateau The Great African Plateau Covers Many Areas- Rain Forest- Savannas- Sahara

3 Ghana There were a number of reasons for Ghana's decline. The King lost his trading monopoly. At the same time drought was beginning to have a long term effect on the land and its ability to sustain cattle and cultivation. But the Empire of Ghana was also under pressure from outside forces. No More Gold- Over farming ruined the farmland

4 Sundiata Keita Took control of Ghana- The Warrior King Check the link to learn of his triumphs Link

5 What is an Artisan? Why did they thrive in the Rain Forest? The rain forest kingdoms had great farming! So? How did this help Artisans thrive?

6 African Religion How was it similar to Christianity, Judaism, and Islam? Monotheism Some indigenous African religions worship a single God

7 Swahili? What was this new culture/language? Swahili is a Bantu language that serves as a second language to various groups traditionally inhabiting parts of the East African coast. About 35% of the Swahili vocabulary derives from the Arabic language, gained through more than twelve centuries of contact with Arabic-speaking inhabitantsBantu languageArabic language

8 Who was Ibn Batutta? Ibn Batutta and Marco Polo's travels Ibn Battuta: Travels in Asia and Africa

9 Education in Early Africa? How were children taught? –By family –Oral traditions- Griots –African Proverbs –http://anansi-web.com/anansi.htmlhttp://anansi-web.com/anansi.html

10 Portuguese in Africa 1444 Portugal Sailors unloaded 235 enslaved Africans Many Portuguese traders hoped to trade for the gold that attracted them there, but now they sold humans instead. Many slaves were used for the difficult job of harvesting sugarcane

11 Culture Spread African Diaspora- the spreading of African people and culture around the world Story Telling- telling of how small animals would outsmart larger ones Music was a very important part of life. –Express religious feelings –Get through a tough task (like planting a field) –Connected them to their homeland

12 Swahili Trade –Stretched to India –Include the City of Mogadishu –Stretched north to Makkah –Check the map to the right- located eastern coast and Madagascar

13 What were the differences between Rain Forest Kingdoms and Savanna Kingdoms? List facts about Rain Forest Kingdoms from page 212 List fact about Savanna Kingdoms (page ) –Mali –Ghana –Songhai


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