EUROPEAN
EXPLORATION
Lesson Three: Mali
RAP
1.

Why did Ghana begin to lose its power?

2.

What was the name of an important
trading center and city of learning ...
RAP
1.

Why did Ghana begin to lose its power?
raiders began attacking – trying to convert
people to Islam

 Muslim

2.

...
RAP
1.

Why did Ghana begin to lose its power?
raiders began attacking – trying to convert
people to Islam

 Muslim

2.

...
Mali

Mali means “where the king resides.”
1.

Mali became a
powerful empire
in West Africa
between 1200 and
1400.
2.

Mali had 2 very good and famous
kings…
Sundiata
He united the
people and
created a
strong trading
empire.
And Musa Mali or Mansa Musa ruled the
empire of Mali during it’s golden age…
He was known as “the Black Moses” of
Mali…
On his famous hajj in the 1320s, he gave away
a lot of gold. This trip made Mali known all
over the world.
3.

Most of the
people of
Mali were
farmers…
…and Timbuktu, a city in Mali…
…was the
center of
learning for
Islam.
4.

Mali also had a good interaction with
traders..
…which helped it became rich from
controlling the gold/salt trade.
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  1. 1. EUROPEAN EXPLORATION Lesson Three: Mali
  2. 2. RAP 1. Why did Ghana begin to lose its power? 2. What was the name of an important trading center and city of learning in Mali?
  3. 3. RAP 1. Why did Ghana begin to lose its power? raiders began attacking – trying to convert people to Islam  Muslim 2. What was the name of an important trading center and city of learning in Mali?
  4. 4. RAP 1. Why did Ghana begin to lose its power? raiders began attacking – trying to convert people to Islam  Muslim 2. What was the name of an important trading center and city of learning in Mali?  Timbuktu
  5. 5. Mali Mali means “where the king resides.”
  6. 6. 1. Mali became a powerful empire in West Africa between 1200 and 1400.
  7. 7. 2. Mali had 2 very good and famous kings…
  8. 8. Sundiata He united the people and created a strong trading empire.
  9. 9. And Musa Mali or Mansa Musa ruled the empire of Mali during it’s golden age…
  10. 10. He was known as “the Black Moses” of Mali…
  11. 11. On his famous hajj in the 1320s, he gave away a lot of gold. This trip made Mali known all over the world.
  12. 12. 3. Most of the people of Mali were farmers…
  13. 13. …and Timbuktu, a city in Mali…
  14. 14. …was the center of learning for Islam.
  15. 15. 4. Mali also had a good interaction with traders..
  16. 16. …which helped it became rich from controlling the gold/salt trade.
  17. 17. WIO Crossword Puzzle

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