Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Day 97: Early African Civilizations (2/8/2012)

Standard: 7.4.1 Study the Niger River and the relationship of vegetation zones of forest, savannah, and desert to trade in gold, salt, food, and slaves; and the growth of the Ghana and Mali empires.

Aim: The historians of 2017 will investigate an African object from the British Museum and summarize what they learned in a Tumblr post.

3. We're going to watch this video. To save bandwidth, we're going to close our computers and watch the video whole-class:

4. We are going to have a discussion using Socrative. (Kansas, if Mr. Sanders' isn't in class yet, we will have this discussion at the end of the period. Go directly to the next step.)

5. Go to the British Museums website and choose one of the African Objects from the list. Investigate that object and create a tumblr post where you summarize what you learned about that object for your teammates.

How you should start your Tumblr post:

For my investigation, I took a closer look at (object name). I learned that the object is from (place) from the (year or century). This object was interesting to me because...

You may/should include a picture on your post.

If you finish early you can watch more of the BBC's documentary on the Lost Kingdoms of Africa and e-mail me a reflection of an extra credit point.

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