ERIC Number: ED470487
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Reference Count: N/A
Ghana and Mali. Grade 7 Model Lesson for Standard 7.4. World History and Geography: Medieval Sub-Saharan Africa. California History-Social Science Course Models.
Zachlod, Michelle, Ed.
California State Standard 7.4 is delineated in the following manner: "Students analyze the geographic, political, economic, religious, and social structures of the sub-Saharan civilizations of Ghana and Mali in Medieval Africa. Seventh-grade students focus on the Niger River and the growth of the Mali and Ghana empires; analyze the importance of family, labor specialization, and regional commerce in urban development in West Africa; trace the growth of Arabic in government, trade, and Islamic scholarship in West Africa; describe the role of the trans-Saharan caravan trade in West Africa; and describe the importance of written and oral traditions in transmitting African culture and history. This model lesson uses as a sample topic, a correlated lesson with language arts ethical and cultural insights from African proverbs and folktales. The lesson discusses the uses and significance of the topic; presentation and activities ("Beginning the Topic"; "Developing the Topic"; "Culminating the Topic"); activities for other topics; extended and correlated activities; resources for the sample topic; and visual and performing arts resources. Eight appendixes provide additional information and a selection of African proverbs and folktales. (BT)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, African History, Curriculum Enrichment, Foreign Countries, Grade 7, Language Arts, Middle Schools, Models, Proverbs, Social Studies, State Standards, Student Research, Tales, World History
California Department of Education, P.O. Box 944272, Sacramento, CA 94244-2720. Tel: 916-319-0791. For full text: http://www.history.ctaponline.org/center/.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento.
Identifiers - Location: Africa; California; Ghana; Mali