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Ghana & Mali, Day 3!

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Amelia Merwin

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Ghana & Mali, Day 3!
Do Now - Monday, October 23, 2017
Directions: Write TRUE or FALSE for each statement. You do not need to write the statement in your notebook.
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Name
Name
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1. West African societies grew due to their copper tools.
2. The Niger River ran through both the empires of Ghana and Mali.
3. Mansa Musa is known for his famous trip to Mali.
4. Each geographical zone in Africa was agriculturally self-sufficient.
5. Africans formed villages of about 100-200 people.
6. African kingdoms and empires formed by taxing traders and conquering other cities.
7. There are 54 countries in modern-day Africa.
8. Ghana was a Muslim empire.
9. Ghana's strength is due to its superior weapons compared to other empires at the
time.

WRITING CHALLENGE
THE RULES
1. You need a
topic sentence
and a
conclusion sentence.

2. There is no correct answer.

3. You need to keep writing
for
the whole 7 minutes
-- your pen/pencil needs to keep moving until the timer goes off.

THE PROMPT
If students could only learn about Ghana OR Mali (but not both), which African empire should they learn about?
Things to consider:
- Which is more interesting?

-Which will teach them the most important information?

-Which will teach students valuable lessons about their own lives?
Debate helpers:
"______ is the most worth learning about because......"

"I agree with _____ and I'd like to add that ________"

"I disagree with ________ because_________"
DEBATE: Which African empire
is more worth learning
about?
WRITING CHALLENGE
THE RULES
1. You need a
topic sentence
and a
conclusion sentence.

2. There is no correct answer.

3. You need to keep writing
for
the whole 7 minutes
-- your pen/pencil needs to keep moving until the timer goes off.

MUIR TIME
-be in your seat by the time the bell rings

-have something productive to do by the time the bell rings!
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