West Africa - Kelly Elementary

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Section 1

Question Answer
What are rifts? Long, deep valleys formed by the movement of the earth's crust.
1. What are West Africa’s four climate and vegetation regions?_______________________The Sahara (or desert), Sahel (or semi-arid), savannah, rain forests
What were two of early West Africa’s important mineral resources? Salt and gold
What is an extended family?It has a mother,father ,children, and close relative in one household.
What is animism?The belief that animals,bodies of water and other objects have spirits.
What trade goods were a source of West Africa's wealth?Gold and salt.
What animal made trade across the Sahara easier? The camel
What is a process in which people exchange goods without ever contacting each other directly?Silent barter
Who was Tunka Manin?Ghana's emperor.
How did overgrazing help cause the fall of Ghana?Many people left Ghana.

Section 2

Question Answer
Mali’s location along the Niger River allowed its people to control what?Trading.
Mali’s rise to power began under a ruler named what?sundiata
Who became the ruler of Songhai in 1464?Sunni Ali
What religion did the Songhai practice?Islam
What was the city of Timbuktu known for?Schools,libraries,and mosques
What medical breakthrough did doctors in Djenne discover?The spread of malaria
What was the early form of the gun called?arquebus
Moroccan troops invaded Songhai because they wanted to gain control of what?The salt mines
What is oral history?History that was never written.
What were West African storytellers called?Griots
What are short sayings of wisdom or truth?Proverbs
An epic poem, the Dausi tells the story of what?Ghana
Name one of the scholars who wrote about West Africa:Leo Africanus, al-Bakir, al-Masudi, and Ibn Battutah

Section 3

Question Answer
Why were the written histories of West Africa written by people from other lands?African people could not write.
Why might an oral history provide different information than written history?Oral history was different because they were changed by the way.
What is kente?Hand- woven brightly colored cloths.
Name two forms of visual art popular in West Africa:Dance, sculpture,painting, and masks.