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Early and medieval west africa not a full period 25 30 min Early and medieval west africa not a full period 25 30 min Presentation Transcript

  • Early and Medieval West Africa*Copy the underlined information ------Equator------- Mr. Bluma
  • Geography West Africa has variedenvironments and valuable resources.
  • Geography continued• The landforms, water, climate, and plant life affected history in West Africa ----Equator-----
  • Geography continued• Africa is the second largest continent in the world and is shaped like a soup bowl with mountains on the rim.
  • Geography continued• Africa is the second largest continent in the world and is shaped like a soup bowl with mountains on the rim.
  • Geography of Africa• The Niger River became a source of water, food, and transportation that Niger River allowed many people to live in the sub-Saharan plains. ------Equator------- Located in the north west. • The sub-Saharan plains are the areas in Africa south of the equator.
  • Four Regions• The northern part of West Africa is the Sahara desert. • The Sahara Desert is the world’s 2 largest desert. 1 3 • Head of Africa ------Equator------- 4
  • Sahara Desert
  • Sahara Desert
  • Four Regions continued• The Sahel is a that semiarid area divides the desert from wetter areas. • The Sahel has enough vegetation to 2 support hardy 3 grazing animals. ------Equator------- • Located in the north 2 4 • Neck
  • Sahel
  • Sahel
  • Four Regions continued• Farther south is the savannah, which is an open grass area with scattered trees. • Grazing animals are common ------Equator------- there. 3 • Torso
  • Savannah
  • Savannah
  • Savannah
  • Four Regions continued• Rain forests/ Jungles are moist, densely wooded areas that are near the equator. • They contain a variety of 2 plants and 3 animals. 4 ------Equator------- • Legs 4
  • Rainforest
  • 1. Which of the following is the Niger River? A. B. D. A. C. B. D. ------Equator------- C.
  • 1. Which of the following is the Niger River? D. A. B. D. ------Equator------- C.
  • Niger River: D.D. Nile RiverCongo River Zambezi River
  • The picture below shows which region of Africa?A. Sahara AB. Rain forest/ Jungle BC. Sahel C 2D. Savannah 3 D 4
  • The picture below shows which region of Africa? A B C 2D. Savannah 3 D 4
  • Region of Africa: D. Savannah
  • Which of the following is the Sahel?A. 1B. 2C. 3 ------Equator-------D. 4
  • Which of the following is the Sahel? ------Equator-------D. 4
  • Sahel:D. 4 ------Equator-------
  • Which statement correctly describes the sahel region of Africa?A. A forest area full of different animals and plants which receives a lot rainfall.B. A desert area.C. The region between the desert and wetter areas where there is barely enough vegetation for animals.D. A region of grasslands with many grazing animals.
  • Which statement correctly describes the sahel region of Africa?C. The region between the desert and wetter areas where there is barely enough vegetation for animals.
  • Sahel: C. The region between the desert and wetter areas where there is barely enough vegetation for animals. (4) ------Equator-------
  • Resources• West Africa’s resources included farmland, gold, and salt. -----Equator------
  • Resources continued• West Africa’s land produced many crops, such as dates and kola nuts. • Kola nuts could be used for medicine. Dates Kola Nuts
  • Resources continued• Gold could be used for jewelry or coins. I love gold!!
  • Resources continued• Salt was a scarce resource that was found deep in the earth, from lakes that had dried up. • In most of West Africa salt was considered to be of equal value with gold because it was so scarce
  • Resources continued• Salt was used to preserve and flavor food. • It was essential to good health. It helped people replace what was lost through perspiration.
  • Conquest and Commerce/BusinessWest Africansusedconqueredpeople asslaves.
  • Ghana - Actual name is Wagadugu;Ghana means “King" and was the title used during the medieval West African Ghana Empire.- Located between gold mines and salt resources (Want to bewealthy? Make yourself the center or hub of something.) - Mostly Muslim rulers
  • *Order of kingdoms: G, M, S
  • Overgrazing• Too many animals graze• Loss of grass = soil blown away• Grassland to Desert