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History of Ghana, Songhai, and Mali

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Reese Overlock

on 11 February 2017

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Transcript of History of Ghana, Songhai, and Mali

History of Ghana, Songhai, and Mali
Ghana Art and Mythology
Gold jewelry, weaving, and woodcarvings were connected to royal courts. One building style is the original round house built in the northern region with grass roofing. The second building method was done in the south. The style consists of many adjoining buildings. Also, Anansi is a trickster in folklore. He takes the form of a spider and goes to the sky god to buy the sky god's stories and share them with the world.

Mali Art and Mythology
People created famous sculptures. They are some of the oldest sculptures. The use of the sculptures is unknown. They are made with fired clay. They represent warriors in military clothing. Most african religions have multiple gods. The Zaire portrays twins were important in mythology. They represented the “balance between opposing forces”

Songhai Art and Beliefs
Songhai represented art in many ways. The first way that they used art is making sculptures. The second is dancing. The third is music. The forth is sports. They believed in Islam. Islam was important to Songhai. The reason is that Islam brought Songhai together.

Proving the Big Idea
Ghana proves the big idea because in the late 80s and 90s, masquerades around Christmas time were very popular. But nowadays, they are nonexcistant because the children got scared of the masks. Mali proves the big idea because now, their art is forcused more on paintings. This is change over time. Songhai proved the big idea because although many traditions and beleifs remain today, Songhai has changed over time. All of these places changed over time, which proves the big idea.
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Big Idea
Change in art and mythology are crucial to everyday life in Ghana, Mali, and Songhai. As the empires grew, the art, mythology, and traditional beliefs changed over time to better their culture. I will prove this by doing research and creating a Prezi to show my learned knowledge. I will also prove this by researching Ghana, Mali, and Songhai and writing paragraph, proving that I proved the big idea through research.
By Reese Overlock
I have learned a lot over the course of this lesson. I learned about the art and mythology/beliefs of Ghana, Mali, and Songhai. I have taught you all of these things as well. I still have many questions though: What is life like now is Ghana, Mali, and Songhai? Where did the names of these places come from? What was the life like back then in these places? How did the societies themselves change over time? Maybe we will learn these things some day...
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