October 1, 2009 FYI – The Tucson Arizona School District has instituted a mandatory program of Mexican American Studies. What do you think of this? Is it a good idea?
Sundiata is a myth of the founding of Mali. Write a “myth” of the founding of KCAPA. You must use the names of at least one teacher and one student. Also use the vocabulary words founding and creation.
What are we going to put in the hall?
I suggest something about Mansa Musa
What do you think?
I want ideas soon, so spend a little bit of time thinking about this
A city in both ancient and modern Mali
Formerly a trading center
Formerly a center of learning
Current population 31,000
Declined in part due to an increase in the size of the Sahara Desert
Instead of being on the edge, Timbuktu is now within the Sahara
Part of the University of Timbuktu
Madrash means school in Arabic
Sankore is als a Mosque
University of Timbuktu
At its peak there were 25,000 students
Timbuktu had 100,000 people at the time
The Quran was the major subject but other subjects were taught
As many as 700,000 texts exist
There is an international effort to preserve them
The manuscripts are now in the hands of private families in Timbuktu
Write an imagined letter home from your visit to Timbuktu
It must be at least 3 paragraphs long
It must include 10 accurate facts about Timbuktu taken from your notes
Use these pictures for more information to use in your letter