Would you ever want to travel to Africa?

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bellwork. Would you ever want to travel to Africa?. 5 minutes. African Trading Empires. Geography. Label on your map: Kerma , Napata, Meroe, Kilwa , Lake Chad, Ghana, Mali, Songhay , Timbuktu, and Gao. African Regions. Empires in the East. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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Would you ever want to travel to Africa?

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African Trading Empires

GeographyLabel on your map:

Kerma, Napata, Meroe, Kilwa, Lake Chad, Ghana, Mali, Songhay, Timbuktu, and Gao

African Regions5


Empires in the EastSeries of city-states, which dominated costal trade in the Indian Ocean.

They exported ________, _______, ________, _______, ________ and imported _________, ______.

The spread of Islam to northeastern Africa created favorable conditions to trade.

Kingdom of GhanaThe leading kingdom is west Africa.

Kingdoms in the west emerged due to the gold-salt exchange.

In the 1000s Ghana was incredibly prosperous.

The kingdom was a target for attacks- primarily due to the wealth of the area.

Berber tribes (Islam) fought to obtain control of the Sahara trade.

Kingdom of MaliControlled the area held by Ghana and more.

Reached its peak under the rule of __________.

He made a pilgrimage to Mecca with as many as 80,000 slaves.

He supported _____, _______, _________.

__________ was a center for Islamic learning.

Mali faced attack by Sunni Ali, the leader of another tribal group and Mali fell.

Mansa MusaEducation, the arts and buildingTimbuktu12

Musa was a devoted Muslim, and Islamic scholarship flourished under his rule. With Musa as a benefactor, Sankore University in Timbuktu reached its height. Craftsmen and especially Islamic scholars came from all over the Muslim world to receive a free education. On the way to Mecca, when he passed through Cairo in July of 1324, he was reportedly accompanied by a caravan that included thousands of people and nearly a hundred camels, .On the path to Mecca, Mansa Musa had around five or six slaves or apprentices walking in front of him, sprinkling gold dust before his feet, so that he could walk on gold. He had this done because the Mansa would apparently not take a step without stepping on gold. Mansa Musa

Ibn Battuta traveled almost 75,000 miles in his lifetime. Almost all that is known about Ibn Battuta's life comes from one source Ibn Battuta himself. In places the things he claims he saw or did are probably fanciful, but in many others there is no way to know whether he is reporting or story-telling. Ibn Battuta


Kingdom of SonghayCentered around the trade city of _______.

Sunni Ali was a strong leader.

He expanded the borders through military endeavors and he ran the government efficiently.



Label the Kingdoms of Ghana, Mali and Songhai. Please add pictures to the map to show the important goods that were produced in the various kingdoms.