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Showing Grade 7, Unit 4, Ghana, Mali, and Songhay
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African Sourcebook

http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/africa/africasbook.html

Rating: 1, Awesome!

Description: From ancient times to the modern era, here are dozens of primary materials about the history of Africa. These are excellent sources on ancient history, the Greek and Roman period slavery and abolition, European imperialism, and modern Africa. Standards 6.1.2, 6.2.3, 6.2.8, 7.4.1, 10.4.2, and 10.10.1

Comments: A must see page of links to things African

Resource Type: Primary Source Text.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 111

African Voices

http://www.mnh.si.edu/africanvoices/

Rating: 1, Awesome!

Description: This Smithsonian site is wonderfully rich graphically and has a huge, well organized compiliation of resources on the history of Africa from ancient times to now. Standards 6.2.8, 7.4.1, 7.11.2, and 10.4.3

Comments: The sections on Egypt are brief.

Resource Type: Mix of Text and Graphics.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 113

Annenburg/CPB Projects Exhbits Collection:Collapse of Empires

http://www.learner.org/exhibits/collapse/

Rating: 1, Awesome!

Description: Explore the collapse of four ancient civilizations, including the Maya and Mali and Songhai. Are there common reasons for such collapses? Written in student friendly text with links to related and valuable resources. Standards 7.4.2

Comments: Also connects to Mesoptamia, Chaco Canyon, and some difficult primary sources.

Resource Type: Mix of Text and Graphics.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 271

Ghana - Civilizations in Africa

http://www.wsu.edu:8080/~dee/CIVAFRCA/GHANA.HTM

Rating: 1, Awesome!

Description: This is a good short history of Ghana, with links to the other West African civilizations. Standard 7.4.1

Comments: Start here and link to Mali, and Songhay, and the Almoravids

Resource Type: Primary Source Text.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 1376

Islamic Manuscripts from West Africa

http://free.ed.gov/resource.cfm?resource_id=1733&subject_id=138

Rating: 1, Awesome!

Description: This Library of Congress site showcases 22 manuscripts from Timbuktu and the surrounding regions of Mali and West Africa, enabling students to understand the rich culture and society of the region. Especially noteworthy are the extensive collections of photos showing the domestic architecture, the characteristics of Islamic manuscripts, and an array of interactive maps made in Europe beginning in the 16th century. Standards 7.4.3 and 7.4.4

Resource Type: Primary Source Text.

Graphics content: Low.

Resource ID: 3786

Africa

http://www.pbs.org/wnet/africa/

Rating: 2, High!

Description: For centuries, Africa has mesmerized the world with its stunning scenery, its ancient civilizations, its unique art, and hypnotizing music. This is your chance to experience the world's most fascinating continent. This rich site accompanies the PBS series Africa. Explore the regions of Africa from the Sahara south to Southern Africa. Standards 7.4.1, 7.4.3, 10.10.1 and 10.10.2

Comments: This site will provide a rich visual context for the study of African history or modern problems.

Resource Type: Mix of Text and Graphics.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 99

African Recipes

http://www.sas.upenn.edu/African_Studies/Miscellany/African_Recipes.html

Rating: 2, High!

Description: Some authentic recipes your students can make. Also some interesting information on cooking with peanuts. Standard 7.4.0

Comments: Students love to learn about food and here's a good starting point.

Resource Type: Secondary Text.

Graphics content: Low.

Resource ID: 109

Art of Ancient Mali

http://www.vmfa.state.va.us/mali_geo_hist.html

Rating: 2, High!

Description: In this introduction to the art of ancient Mali, the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts provides information about Mali's geography and history, a timeline, a bibliography and a glossary. There is also a list of classroom activities and examples of Mali art. Standards 7.4.0, 7.4.1, 7.4.2, 7.4.3, 7.4.4, and 7.4.5

Comments: The art resources are limited.

Resource Type: Mix of Text and Graphics.

Graphics content: Low.

Resource ID: 517

Clickable Map of Africa

http://www.artnetweb.com/guggenheim/africa/africamap.html

Rating: 2, High!

Description: This clickable map of African regions leads to an in-depth study of the art of the region with pictures of original African art. Standards 6.2.5, 7.4.5 and 10.10.1

Comments: The number of artifacts is limited for some regions of Africa but the commentary is clear and readable for all sections.

Resource Type: Maps.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 738

Ibn Battuta: The Greatest Traveler in the Middle Ages

http://www.crf-usa.org/bria/bria18_1.htm#Ibn

Rating: 2, High!

Description: This online issue of Bill of Rights in Action by the Constitutional Rights Foundation features the travels of Ibn Battuta, a medieval African. He traveled further and visited more countries than any other person in medieval times. His final journey took him to Mali, a Muslim empire in West Africa. This report of his travels reveals a vivid portrait of the Muslim world at its height. Standard 7.2.5, 7.4.3 and 7.4.4

Comments: There are discussion questions at the end of the article.

Resource Type: Secondary Text.

Graphics content: Low.

Resource ID: 1662

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