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Africa: Semester Project

A curriculum module from Summer Institute for Educators participant, Barbara Escalante

Topic: Social Studies

Subject: African Area/Historical Studies

Duration of Lesson: 1 semester, classes

Grade Level: 7th Grade

Rationale: For students to recognize Africa as a sociocultural region that has contributed much to the historical and cultural heritage of the United States.

Lesson Objectives: For students to:

1. Identify areas of Africa where cities and dense farming populations appeared between 4000 and 1000 BCE and analyze connections between the spread of agriculture and the acceleration of world population growth.

2. Understand state-building in Northeast and West Africa and the southward migrations of Bantu-speaking peoples.

3. Identify and analyze artistic, ceremonial, and religious styles that spread among the peoples of sub-Saharan Africa.

4. Compare and contrast art in sub-Saharan Africa, 1500-1750.


*Full module is attacched as a PDF document below.

Download File: FullModuleBarbaraE-qh-0t4.pdf

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