Get Ready to Read (cont.) Building Your Vocabulary
Matrilineal ( MA ·truh·LIH·nee·uhl)
African Society and Culture Reading Strategy Compare and Contrast Create a Venn diagram like the one on page 468 of your textbook showing the similarities and differences between the enslavement of Africans in Africa and the enslavement of Africans in Europe.
__ 1. Wooden boats known as __ were powered by triangular sails. __ 2. An area of high, flat land is a __. __ 3. Each district in Ghana usually included a chief’s __. __ 4. African __ are storytellers. Review Vocabulary D A Define Match the vocabulary word that completes the sentence. F E Medieval Africa
__ 5. __ societies trace their descent through mothers. __ 6. __ culture and language exist in Africa today. Review Vocabulary
C Define Match the vocabulary word that completes the sentence. B Medieval Africa
Millions of enslaved people were shipped out of Africa over the centuries, and many were kept in Africa. Slavery still exists in parts of Africa today despite the United Nation’s ongoing attempts to abolish it. Africa’s Society and Culture