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ERIC Number: ED470487
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Pages: 39
Abstractor: N/A
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)
California Department of Education, P.O. Box 944272, Sacramento, CA 94244-2720. Tel: 916-319-0791. For full text:
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento.
Identifiers - Location: Africa; California; Ghana; Mali