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25 terms

Medival Africa

4 ACTS 6th graders!!!!
STUDY
PLAY
Rain forest
farmable soil, warm/wet climate, bananas/yams/rice,weavers used bard and plant fibers, isolated
trade
food, salt, leather, people, gold, ivory
trade routes
Axum, Arabian Peninsula, East African Coast
king
settled arguments, manages trade, protects the empire, expects complete obedience
religion
one supreme being, Christianity and Muslim
Ancestor's role
to communicate with a supreme ruler
Ibn Battuta
accepted Muslim religion for trade, lawyer, liked Mansa Musa's work, traveled Islam lands
Mansa Musa
allowed different religions, wanted Islam stronger, used wealth to build worship places, set-up libraries and collected books
Askia Muhammand
Songhai, Mulim, (old name) Muhammand Ture
Islam in East Africa
spoke Swahili, influenced language and culture
Islam impact
advanced learning, influenced and and buildings
Bantus
wanderers (groups) foundation of African civilization
Family
ancestor's reborn in kids, matrilineal, valued kids, extended families
Education
carried out by the family/ villagers, oral histories (griots), proverbs, history and life skills
women
controlled by men, soldiers, rulers
art
cave paintings(religion),masks, statues, bronze, wood carvings, colorful cloth
music and dance
drums, expressed religious feelings
storytelling
traditions, repeated, animals, fables- when small ones outsmart large ones
slavery and slave trade
raided, traded people,slave trade, freed with payment or marriage, excluded Muslims, split up families, farmed land
climates
4, rainforest-10%, Desert- largest Sahara, Mediterranean, Savanahs-raise herds of animals
Nile
largest river
size
3times with extra room
Sahara
largest desert
Congo river
2,700 miles long
Great rift valley
plateaus drop when earths crust cracks