Presentation on theme: "Chapter 6 Section 4 Storytellers Maintain Oral History By Rachael Donahue, Pascale Jabbour, and Christina Scutti."— Presentation transcript:
Chapter 6 Section 4 Storytellers Maintain Oral History By Rachael Donahue, Pascale Jabbour, and Christina Scutti
Last Section… Dont Copy ( : Last section we talked about Songhia Falls to Morocco now we are going to talk about Africas oral history.
Copy Intro to Oral History No written language Thought they didnt know their history Passed down through oral history
The Griots Copy ) : Griots = Storytellers Very respected, usually elders Stories explained past empires Acted scenes out Proverbs = lessons Stories = history Show a lot about African history
West African Epics Copy Collected in Dausi and Sundiata Some epics historical fiction Dausi = Ghana Sundiata = Mali Epics are long poems
Proverbs Talking doesnt fill the basket on the farm. This proverb warns people that you actually have to work to get things accomplished. A hippopotamus can be invisible in dark water. This proverb reminds people that sometimes there are unforeseen problems that may lie ahead.
Quiz Questions If you took the notes all the answers are in your notes!!! What are griots? A. a tribe B. storyteller C. entertainers D. warriors