Empires and Kingdoms of Medieval Africa 500-1600. Empire of Ghana. Began around 400 CE and lasted until around 1230 CE Located in West Africa Controlling the trade of resources like gold and salt made the kingdom strong and wealthy. Ghana Geography.
West Africa has three vegetation zones
These vegetation zones also yield different climates and living conditions.
Think about the effect geography and climate had on the Empire of Ghana and its people.
Two strong leaders
Same geography as Ghana and Mali
Empire exists from around 1400 -1591
interact with Kongo
King Alfonso I (NzingaMbemba) tried to adopt European ways and establish a close relationship with the new world. He adopted Western religion, government, language, and practices
Catholic and made that
the official religion
copper, iron, and ivory for
guns, horses, and
What influence did trade have on the people in each of the kingdoms?
What did the kingdoms gain and lose as a result of contact with outside groups?
How was society ordered and organized?
What influence did the geography and climate have on the kingdoms?
I am expecting greatness!
Create a brochure to educate people about one of the African kingdoms
You will use the library, Internet, and other resources to research information about one of the African Kingdoms -Ghana, Mali, Songhai, or Kongo
Topics should include:
Geography & Climate
Economy & Trade
Your brochure should provide additional information about the African kingdom of your choice and should include:
All sources must be listed on the back of the brochure. Give credit where credit is due. You need at least 3 sources.
This assignment is worth 25 points