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Ancient Mali Unit

In this six-day unit, you will explore the ancient civilization of Mali.

Day 1

Vocabulary and Location: Today, you will take notes on important vocabulary and where ancient and modern-day Mali is located.

1. Complete today’s notes (slides 1-5)

Ancient Mali Notes

Ancient Mali Notes

Ancient Mali Notes

Ancient Mali Notes

Ancient Mali Notes

2. Watch this African Folktale video.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j3LT8YOg5FE

 


Day 2

Landscape: Today, you will take notes on the common landscape in and around Mali as well as label its location on the map.

1. Complete today’s notes (slides 6-10).

Ancient Mali Notes

Ancient Mali Notes

Ancient Mali Notes

Ancient Mali Notes

Ancient Mali Notes

2.     Check out this detailed map of the ancient empire of Mali.
https://www.ancient.eu/image/10129/map-of-the-mali-empire-c-1337-ce/

 


Day 3

Government: Today, you will take notes on the government of ancient Mali and how it impacted the empire’s wealth and power.

1. Complete today’s notes (slides 11-14).


Ancient Mali Notes

Ancient Mali Notes

Ancient Mali Notes

Ancient Mali Notes

2. Watch the Mansa Musa video.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O3YJMaL55TM

3. Check out this illustration of Mansa Musa from an important map in the year 1375.
https://www.ancient.eu/image/10128/mansa-musa-of-the-mali-empire/

 


Day 4

Daily Life: Today, you will take notes on the day-to-day life of the ancient people of Mali.

1. Complete today’s notes (slides 15-18).

Ancient Mali Notes

Ancient Mali Notes

Ancient Mali Notes

Ancient Mali Notes

2. Watch the Salt Mines video.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mZ1eQ99Triw


Day 5

The Arts: Today, you will take notes on how art shaped the culture and lifestyle of ancient Mali.

1. Complete today’s notes (slides 19-25).

Ancient Mali Notes

Ancient Mali Notes

Ancient Mali Notes

Ancient Mali Notes

Ancient Mali Notes

Ancient Mali Notes

Ancient Mali Notes

2. Read more about the power and success of Mali.
https://www.ushistory.org/civ/7b.asp

 


Day 6

Religion and the Importance of Salt: Today, you will take notes on the major religion of Mali and the many important uses of salt in its ancient culture.

1. Complete today’s notes (slides 26-29).

Ancient Mali Notes

Ancient Mali Notes

Ancient Mali Notes

Ancient Mali Notes

2. Watch the 3rd Grade Rap video.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UKdtJTloNUQ