Welcome to the Museum of                           Mali                                                    Economics Room ...
MISS HAAS                                Curator’s Office Welcome to our third grade Mali Museum. We are so glad that you ...
History RoomRoom 1     Return       to      Entry
Geography Room Room 2      Return        to       Entry
Civics RoomRoom 3    Return      to     Entry
Economics Room Room 4                 More Economics Exhibits      Return        to       Entry
Economics Room continued     Room 5           Return             to            Entry
SALTPeople and animals needed salt back then.They needed salt to keep them alive. And I willshow you how it kept them aliv...
GoldThere were gold mines in Mali andtrade gold for salt. Salt wassometimes more valuable thengold. Gold can be trued in t...
Empire/KingdomMali was the richest place. MansaMusa made the empire growstronger and richer. Mali had theNiger River , the...
MonarchyMonarchy is when a king rules theland. A king like sundiata (The lionking) and mansa musa . That ismonarchy. Monar...
Niger RiverThe Niger river is at the end of theSahara Desert. Mali is close to the NigerRiver .The Main water way is the N...
Sahara DesertThe sahara desert is a so deep and wide thatthe whole U.S can fit inside. The saharadesert was a desert. The ...
BamakoBamako was the capital of Mali. Bamakohad gold . Bamako is a poor is a poor citybut people are happy and kind. Bamak...
GriotsGriots are storytellers and musicians and righthand of the king. They help Mali pass thetradition and they were trad...
Adaptation-TradeIn Ancient Mali salt was important so Mali traded withthe North. Mali was an important trade center. If No...
MALI: TRADING CENTERAfricas trading center was inAfrica. The only things that theytraded were salt, gold, seashells,cloth,...
Timbuktu-Library/UniversityThe university that Timbuktu hadwas one of the first in the world!Their library is also one of ...
Mansa Musa                         Mansa MusaMansa Musa was a king he was rich he built acollege . Mansa Musa built beauti...
Camels and CaravansCamel caravans crossed the desert to tradefor Mali’s gold and salt. Malian people whoneed to trade need...
Mali TodayToday Mali is not rich and powerful itsweak and poor. They work hard to make aliving. The land is dry sometimes ...
SundiataSundiata’s nick name was lion kinghe was rich and powerful. Sundiatawas the first great leader the Griotstell many...
Map of Africa and MaliThis is the stuff I have about my map . Sahara traderoutes between the salt mines in the south . And...
Mali Farming Soil in Mali is fine for growing crops .Farmers in Mali grew millets, peanuts,rice and beans. Mali has rich s...
MinersMiners are people who dig forgold. Mining is Fascinating anddifficult task. The earth does Notgive up its minerals r...
Traders    This is how Mali traded . They    traded gold for salt and gold for    salt .They have had trading around    fo...
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  1. 1. Welcome to the Museum of Mali Economics Room Civics RoomHistory Room Geography Room Museum Entrance Curator’s Offices
  2. 2. MISS HAAS Curator’s Office Welcome to our third grade Mali Museum. We are so glad that you Place your have come to take a look back picture here. into what ancient Mali was like and what contributions they have given us. We are also hoping that you can find some similarities and difference to our friends Ancient Greece and Ancient Rome. If you Return to are ready lets begin our tour! EntryNote: Virtual museums were first introduced by educators at Keith Valley Middle School in Horsham,Pennsylvania. This template was designed by Dr. Christy Keeler. View the Educational Virtual Museumswebsite for more information on this instructional technique.
  3. 3. History RoomRoom 1 Return to Entry
  4. 4. Geography Room Room 2 Return to Entry
  5. 5. Civics RoomRoom 3 Return to Entry
  6. 6. Economics Room Room 4 More Economics Exhibits Return to Entry
  7. 7. Economics Room continued Room 5 Return to Entry
  8. 8. SALTPeople and animals needed salt back then.They needed salt to keep them alive. And I willshow you how it kept them alive. Will I guessThat they believed that water was in salt andthat is how salt became so important to them.Salt became so important to them that theyhave over 100 packages of them. And theyloaded packages of salt on to boats. they rolledup the salt from the Sahara desert and carriedit back to there house. and that is how theyused salt back then.By Roxana www.microsoft.com Return to Exhibit
  9. 9. GoldThere were gold mines in Mali andtrade gold for salt. Salt wassometimes more valuable thengold. Gold can be trued in tojewelry or gold coins. Gold hasbeen around for a thousands ofyears. Gold is also rare. Gold lastsa long time. Now with gold you canproblem by many things. Gold www.microsoft.commade mail rich and powerful. Return to ExhibitBy Kylia
  10. 10. Empire/KingdomMali was the richest place. MansaMusa made the empire growstronger and richer. Mali had theNiger River , the Red Sea, andthe Sahara Desert .The SonghaiEmpire took over Mali. AfterMansa Musa, the Songhai king’sruled for years until the invadersfrom Morocco came. There was www.microsoft.comfighting for the next 300 years. Return toAfter that the great kingdom of ExhibitMali were gone.By : Amanda
  11. 11. MonarchyMonarchy is when a king rules theland. A king like sundiata (The lionking) and mansa musa . That ismonarchy. Monarchy = 1 ruler. We donot use monarchy. Mali is ruled bykings. The king got lots of gold andmoney from the tax. People said theking was the richest man on earth.Soon the king had what ever hewanted. They got even more thingsfrom trading. Mali grew rich with thetrade tax. Then they built morevillages in Mali. Return to ExhibitBy Brayden
  12. 12. Niger RiverThe Niger river is at the end of theSahara Desert. Mali is close to the NigerRiver .The Main water way is the NigerRiver. The Niger River helped Make Maligreat it goes though Mali. The NigerRiver Helps Mali A lot . The Niger RiverHas black waters. The people use TheNiger River as Water and wateringCrops. The Niger River Carey People todifferent places. The Niger River is thethird Longest River in Africa . The Niger www.microsoft.comRiver Can Flood . People Drink waterFrom The Niger River . Return to ExhibitBy Elijah
  13. 13. Sahara DesertThe sahara desert is a so deep and wide thatthe whole U.S can fit inside. The saharadesert was a desert. The sahara desert coversmore then 3.5 million sqaure miles 9 millionsq.km. Thats the size of the contient is. Themande today sits on the sahara desert. Thesahara desert is like a sea of sand. Mali sit onthe southern shore of this huge desert. Saltwas mined at the sahara. The region farthestnorth is the sahara. South is a region call theSAHEL. www.microsoft.comBy Gahmar Return to Exhibit
  14. 14. BamakoBamako was the capital of Mali. Bamakohad gold . Bamako is a poor is a poor citybut people are happy and kind. Bamako ispoor. Bamako is the biggest capital.Bamako had a river going through it calledthe Niger River. The city is located insouthwestern of Mali. Bamako is a city butthat city has survived a long time but it wasreally poor . The people did not carebecause they where happy enough to havea home. Bamako had gold right underthem and that is where they traded . www.findafrica.com/maps/mali_sm01.jpgBamako was large place but still very poorand people always took care of it. Return to ExhibitBy:Isabella
  15. 15. GriotsGriots are storytellers and musicians and righthand of the king. They help Mali pass thetradition and they were trader. And a singer ofhistory also they keep memories and law .When he or her sing they pick up there koraand softly strum and when they playeverybody listens to them . And people trustedhim or her write short song , story or poem .And they put song /history in a shoebox. In theend of the school year they remember stuffcool and they were historians, musicalentertainers .BY, Return toJAEDYN Exhibit
  16. 16. Adaptation-TradeIn Ancient Mali salt was important so Mali traded withthe North. Mali was an important trade center. If Northand South needed to trade they had to go threw Maliand pay tax. Since nobody had any money North hadto give the king salt and South had to give the kinggold. Salt in Mali was important because saltproduced food. Sometimes the king will trade or theking will send merchants to trade salt for gold. Forexample you have meat but no salt. You have goldbut no water. You have gold, meat, and veggies andfruit but no salt or water, don`t trade your meat buttrade everything else. Mali became rich and wealthyIn Mali at Timbuktu {important} the people of Malitraded at the markets. The people of Africa have been www.microsoft.comtrading for thousands of years.By Jasmine Return to Exhibit
  17. 17. MALI: TRADING CENTERAfricas trading center was inAfrica. The only things that theytraded were salt, gold, seashells,cloth, and kola nuts. The peopletraded salt for their meat. Theytraded gold for salt. Their tradingcenter was very powerful to thembecause they had to go there justfor trading. Miners go there just www.microsoft.comfor trading. Also farmers go there Return tojust for salt and gold. And there is Exhibitmany other people that go their.By: Kendall
  18. 18. Timbuktu-Library/UniversityThe university that Timbuktu hadwas one of the first in the world!Their library is also one of the firsttoo! Timbuktu is at the edge of theNiger River. Also in Timbuktu themerchants traded gold, salt, slaves,and other things. Moroccansconquered Timbuktu in 1591.Timbuktu declined under Moroccan www.microsoft.comrule because of little defense. Return to ExhibitBy: Logan
  19. 19. Mansa Musa Mansa MusaMansa Musa was a king he was rich he built acollege . Mansa Musa built beautiful mosques .Mansa Musa was Sundiata’s grandson half Place yourbrother . He became the greatest king of Mali in picture here.1312 . Under Mansa Musa Mali became a greattrading center . Mali reached it’s peak ofprosperity of power under Mansa Musa . DuringMusa’s rule cities and commerce flourished.Mansa Musa ruled the ancient west Africanempire of Mali from 1312 to 1337 and won famein north Africa and Europe for the mines. Return toBy Madison Exhibit
  20. 20. Camels and CaravansCamel caravans crossed the desert to tradefor Mali’s gold and salt. Malian people whoneed to trade need camels to travel. Malianpeople needed camels to travel. The caravansbrought treasures from as far as China. Longlines of camels were the trucks and trains ofthe Sahara trade routes because camels werebuilt for life on the desert. They have two rowsof eyelashes to shield their eyes from thepainful sand. Sand injures your eyes and thesun blinds your eyes. They’re lucky they don’tget blind! Camels drink a lot of water! They can www.microsoft.comdrink up to 13-25 gallons of water! That’s a lotof water! A group of camels is called a caravan. Return toBy: Ollie Exhibit
  21. 21. Mali TodayToday Mali is not rich and powerful itsweak and poor. They work hard to make aliving. The land is dry sometimes theirs notenough water. Traders still use the Niger -river to travel from market to market .Themarkets are still busy with people. Camelsstill come to Mali but its mostly trucks andcars. This information is from Mali todayand long ago. Here is four kinds of MaliansDogon, Fulani, Bambara, Tuareg. Turaegboys cant show there faces in public itspart of there religion. This information isfrom Mali land of gold and glory Return to ExhibitBy: Nathan
  22. 22. SundiataSundiata’s nick name was lion kinghe was rich and powerful. Sundiatawas the first great leader the Griotstell many legends about Sundiatahas a half brother named MansaMusa. the griots say hewas the lion. Sundiata died about1255. Linked citation goes hereBy Adin Return to Exhibit
  23. 23. Map of Africa and MaliThis is the stuff I have about my map . Sahara traderoutes between the salt mines in the south . And theNiger river go’s across Mali . And there’s two oceansaround Africa the Atlantic ocean and the Indian ocean .Then the Mediterranean sea and the red sea . AncientMali was located on the continent of Africa . Theancient empire was in the western part of Africa belowthe Sahara dessert . The Niger river flowed through theempire of Mali . The trade route ran north to theMediterranean sea and across to Egypt . The Saharadessert was hot and dry and there was salt on thesand . And the empire of Mali was very hot and sunny .And that’s what I wrote about my map of Mali .By: Dejuan Return to Exhibit
  24. 24. Mali Farming Soil in Mali is fine for growing crops .Farmers in Mali grew millets, peanuts,rice and beans. Mali has rich soil justlike Greece and Rome. They farm onhill. The rich soil comes from theNiger river. If it dose not rain thecrops will not grow. Sundiata knewfarming made Mali strong .By Ethan www.wikipedia.com Return to Exhibit
  25. 25. MinersMiners are people who dig forgold. Mining is Fascinating anddifficult task. The earth does Notgive up its minerals riches easilypeople Must tear themfrom theearth picks and Shovels and drillsand explosives but the Is wellworth the trouble our moderncivilization cold not exist withoutthe materials provide by mining. By Tiana . Return to Exhibit
  26. 26. Traders This is how Mali traded . They traded gold for salt and gold for salt .They have had trading around for thousands of years .Also many traders came to Mali from north Africa . They also traded breads , shells, kola nuts, crops, cloth ,and ivory .The way the traders got into Mali was the trade routes .Well the only way that traders traded gold for salt they had to go there Mali and pay tax.By: Kaitlin Return to Exhibit

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