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Ghana or Mali Essay Day 2

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Amelia Merwin

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Ghana and Mali Day 5?
Do Now - Wednesday, October 25, 2017
AFRICAN EMPIRES RECAP
After each video, write down one reason why this
empire was successful:
FIRST ESSAY OF THE YEAR!
Which African Empire is more Worth Learning About?
SILENT WRITING
Imagine that you are a history teacher.

You
only
have time to teach about Ghana OR Mali (but not both!).

Which empire is more worth learning about? Support your answer with evidence.
GHANA
MALI
GHANA OR MALI?
GHANA OR MALI?
GHANA OR MALI?
GHANA OR MALI?
GHANA OR MALI?
GHANA OR MALI?
GHANA!
Ghana was located
between gold and
salt mines, and it
therefore controlled
the Trans-Saharan
trade network.
GHANA OR MALI?
GHANA AGAIN!
Ghana was located
away from the coast,
between gold and salt
mines.
GHANA OR MALI?


Mansa Musa, the
king of Mali, took a f
famous hajj to
Mecca.
MALI!
GHANA OR MALI?
GHANA!
Ghana successfully conquered
nearby cities because their iron-tipped spears.
GHANA OR MALI?
Mali!

This is a famous
GHANA OR MALI?
MALI!
This is a famous
mosque in Mali.
Mansa Musa brought
back Arab architects
from his trip to Mecca.
Pretend you are a History teacher. Imagine that you only have time to teach your students about
ONE
empire -- Ghana
OR
Mali.
Which empire is more worth learning about?
Explain your decision in at least 4 sentences.
EXIT TICKET
#allalone
#solonely
#sunbathing
SECTION 5
GHANA:

MALI:
STEP UP TO
WRITING
***Use evidence from the text or from the videos***
For each statement, label it either
CLAIM
,
EVIDENCE
or
ELABORATION
.
*Short essay: two body
paragraphs


1. According to the text, "During his travels, Mansa Musa gave away a significant amount of gold..."
2. Students should learn about Ghana because...
3. Students should learn about Mali because...
4. This quote shows how Ghana can teach students valuable business ideas.
5. According to the text, "Ghana offered the traders protection, for a fee".
6. This quote shows how Mali can teach students about inflation.
You do not need to write the statement.
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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