Ancient Ghana, Land Of Gold
A curriculum module from Summer Institute for Educators participant, Janette Lopez
Topic : Geography/History
Subject: Ancient Ghana, Land Of Gold
Duration of Lesson: 9-10 days
Grade Level: 6th, 7th and 8th
Rationale: Introduce students to the cultures that developed in Africas oldest interior empires, including the development of iron agricultural tools and weapons; an alphabet; and a profitable trade that extended to Arabia, India, sub-Saharan Africa, and possibly China.
- To accurately locate and mark the physical feature of the Niger River by using descriptive readings.
- To analyze the physical features and the cultural characteristics of the Niger River region to see how they effected the people.
- To evaluate primary source artifacts and literature from the area to suggest the motivations of the people.
- To compare and contrast the settlement patterns and lifestyles of the people living in the region today.
Published: Wednesday, January 12, 2011