Lesson 1 west african elements of civilization ppt.v2

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For use with "What's Your Story?", a curriculum unit written by A. Groves for the Fulbright-Hays Seminars Abroad Program.

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Lesson 1 west african elements of civilization ppt.v2

  1. 1. A Look at West Africa through Elements of Civilization<br />by Arlis Groves<br />Photo by Arlis Groves<br />
  2. 2. What is “Elements of Civilization”?<br />http://www.hurstville.nsw.gov.au/IgnitionSuite/uploads/images/multicultural-hands[1].jpg<br />It’s a way to organize our thinking about groups of people, cultures, and civilizations.<br />
  3. 3. What is West Africa’s. . .<br />Geography <br />Trade & Economy<br />Transportation<br />Protecting & Conserving<br />Communication<br />Education<br />Religion<br />Technology<br />Fine Arts & Recreation<br />Organizing & Government<br />Shelter & Architecture<br />Food & Clothing<br />
  4. 4. Photo by Arlis Groves<br />
  5. 5. West Africa’s Geography<br />How the environment & features of the earth affect boundaries of countries, and how people live.<br />EXAMPLES:<br /><ul><li>Temperature, mountains, snow, deserts, lakes & rivers, rainfall, Boundary lines (France, United States, Switzerland), Islands, Oceans, etc.</li></ul>Photo by Arlis Groves<br />
  6. 6. The country of Senegal is Africa’s western-most country. The Atlantic Ocean lies between it and the east coast of the United States.<br />
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  14. 14. On your chart, note your observations about West Africa’s geography<br />
  15. 15. Trade and Economy<br />Trade<br /> Making products to buy, sell or trade, or to provide a service.<br />
  16. 16. EXAMPLES:<br /><ul><li>money, factories, stores, banks, businesses, farmer’s market, any job (farmer, teacher, state worker), bartering, and trading.</li></li></ul><li>
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  23. 23. On your chart, note your observations about West Africa’s trade & economy<br />
  24. 24. Transportation<br /><ul><li>A way to move people or goods from place to place.</li></li></ul><li>EXAMPLES:<br /><ul><li>Roads, trains, horses, planes, foot, cars, riverboats, taxis, trucks, chariots, ferry, pack animals, etc.</li></li></ul><li>
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  30. 30. On your chart, note your observations about West Africa’s transportation<br />
  31. 31. Protecting & Conserving<br /><ul><li>Ways to save ideas, traditions, customs, history, the environment, and things we love.</li></li></ul><li>EXAMPLES:<br /><ul><li>Family stories, books, museums, photo albums, yearbooks, diaries, holidays, heirlooms, songs, National parks, foster homes, education, clubs, armies, police, recycling, etc.</li></li></ul><li>Preserving History<br />
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  33. 33. Preserving Culture<br />
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  35. 35. Protecting the Environment<br />
  36. 36. Note your observations about West Africa’s protecting & conserving<br />
  37. 37. Communication<br /><ul><li>Sharing information, ideas and feelings.</li></li></ul><li>EXAMPLES:<br /><ul><li>Language (written or spoken) telegraph, telephone, cellular phone, sign language, pictographs, E-mail, newspapers, television, mail, internet, etc.</li></li></ul><li>Graffiti<br />
  38. 38. Storytelling<br />http://www.stellulamusic.com/lib/packages/AdvancedGallery/return_image.php?id=528&size=Original<br />
  39. 39. Communicate through education<br />
  40. 40. Note your observations about West Africa’s communication<br />
  41. 41. Your Task: <br /><ul><li>Use your textbook to find examples of the remaining six elements of civilization in Middle Ages West Africa: Religion, Technology, Fine Arts & Recreation, Organizing & Government, Shelter & Architecture, Food & Clothing
  42. 42. Include them in your chart.
  43. 43. With a partner, compare your findings.
  44. 44. Be prepared to share them with the class.</li></li></ul><li>Photo Credits:<br /><ul><li>Photos not credited on slides are taken by, C. Carroll, A. Flanders, A. Groves, T. Heil, S. Herzman, C. Lee, Y. Matsui, S. Protheroe, S. Rogers, J. Yap, delegates of Fulbright Summer Seminar in Senegal 2010.</li>

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