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
Questions How did Western Africans keep track of their history? A. wrote it down B. cave paintings C. oral history D. written in stone
C. Oral History
Quiz Questions The answers are still in your notes! What are proverbs? A. short sayings of wisdom B. long poems, books C. the holy book of Africa
A. short sayings of wisdom
Quiz Questions What book was Mali talked about in? A. Bible B. Torah C. proverbs D. Sundiata
Quiz Questions What are epics? A. long stories B. long poems C. short sayings
B. long poems
Conclusion Oral History was important because it passes on information from generation to generation. Next we will talk about Visitors Write Histories.