I. The Great Exchange
B. Africa--Kingdoms of Gold, Swahili States, and Diaspora

Assignment Sheet #2--Africa in the Great Exchange

You may reach Mrs. McKee at < pmckee@castilleja.org >
Her website is < http://castinet.castilleja.org/users/pmckee/ >

You may reach Ms. Story at < cstory@castilleja.org >
The link to her google site/C&C Resources is
< https://sites.google.com/a/castilleja.org/christy-story/ii-c-c >
Go to Africa page

Period 1 meets: Mon., Tues., Wed., Fri. in room 24 (no class on Th., "long" is Fri.)

[ Africa Assignments/Idents ] [ Africa Power Point ]
[ Kingdoms of Gold ] [ Swahili States ] [ Atlantic Slave Trade ]

Link to BZ 3rd edition [ http://highered.mcgraw-hill.com/sites/0072957549/student_view0/powerweb.html ]
Link to BZ 4th edition [ http://highered.mcgraw-hill.com/sites/0073406937/student_view0/index.html ]


(A WEEK) ) Mon., - Fri., 09/30/13 - 10/04/13
Mon., 09/30--Test on A. Europe in the Great Exchange
Hand in idents as you come in to take the test
Tues., 10/01--NSP period 1

Tues., 10/01--Begin B. Africa in the Age of the Great Exchange:
BZ (3rd/4th editions) chapter 26--695-699, 703 (1st paragraph on Islam/Christianity,) 705-715
BZ (5th edition) ch 25--pp. 549-553, 556 (1st paragraph on Islam/Christianity,) 557-566
(do not read the omitted pages) BEGIN IDENTS NOW! (see below)
Begin work on Africa map: the following links might help you
< http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/ngm/africaarchive/map.html >
[ Introduction to Africa ] [ Zones ]

Introduce Africa unit with Ali Mazuri's The Africans "The Nature of a Continent"
scroll to 1:45
< http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G3a1DpG0q50 >
Learn the "Jambo" song
< http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fK0wPpLryc4&feature=related >

(B WEEK) Mon., - Fri., 10/07/13 - 10/11/13--Map Due Fri., 10/11
Mon., 10/07-- Carry on assignments
Fri., 10/11--All 9s go to art exhibit--no "long"--alas--non-uniform day
We will be watching the 2 videos below in class at some point
Basil Davidson on the Swahili States
< http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rm0gN5TRNyE >
Basil Davidson on the Berber-Tuaregs
< http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=28y8AgiOhnw&feature=context-vrec >
"long" = opportunity to work on web assignments
[ Introduction to Africa ] [ Kingdoms of Gold ]
***Fri., 10/11--Map of Africa due***

(A WEEK) Week of Mon., - Fri., 10/14/13 - 10/18/13--Nothing due this week (YAY!!!)
Mon., 10/14--Columbus Day, no school, alas
Tues., 10/15--NSP period 1
Wed., 10/16--altered schedule--EOP/activity for 9s--non-uniform day
Keep working on BZ, web assignment, idents, whatever
Begin 2. The African Diaspora: Maya Angelou's Slave Narratives, featuring Olaudah Equiano
< http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X485Irzty-E >
Animated Slave Trade Map

(B WEEK) Week of Mon., - Wed., 10/21/13 - 10/25/13
Fri., 10/25--Conference for period 1"long." You may go anywhere 1st 20 minutes
Take some class time to visit [ Atlantic Slave Trade ] site and work on web questions
Look at interactive slave trade maps
Interactive BZ global commercial networks map
Interactive BZ slave trade map
Finish Africa

(A WEEK) Week of Mon., - Fri., 10/28/13 - 11/01/13 ("Spirit Week")
Weird Schedule this week--30 and 31 = flipped
***Mon., 10/28 = Test on B. Africa in the Age of the Great Exchange***
Hand in web assignments as you come in to take the test
You have done 3 websheets, encompassing:
[ Introduction to Africa ] [ Zones ] [ Kingdoms of Gold ] [ Atlantic Slave Trade ]
I did not assign [ Swahili States ] web sheet; it won't do you any harm to look at it
Tues., 10/29--NSP for period 1
Begin C. East Asia in the Age of the Great Exchange
Assignments TBA

IDENTS--ch. 26 ("Africa and the Atlantic World")

Thomas Peters (695) G/M/S (697) Plantation economy/society (712-715)
Sunni Ali/Songhay (697) Swahili States/Kingdoms of Gold Traditional Africa (703, 706-7)
Olaudah Equiano (video) Middle Passage (708)  
Maroons (714) Triangular Trade (707)*  
Diaspora (712)    

*Leg #1 = horses/manufactured goods/weapons/spirits from Europe to West Africa
Leg #2 = slaves from West Africa to New World plantations
Leg #3 = sugar (other plantation crops) from New World to Europe


Things to Think About...hmmm
Trans-Sahara Gold-Salt-Horse-Slave trade and incorporation of Africa in global commercial networks (696)
Intra-African Regional Trade (cowrie shells, kola nuts)
Who were the slaves? who transported them (at first/at last)? Where did slaves go at first/at last?
Pattern of the Rise/Prosperity/Fall of Ghana/Mali/Songhay (lump together)
Think about why Songhay was "unlucky" in its policy/chronology (690-9)
Why were the Swahili states lucky/unlucky in their chronology? (699)
What are the positive/negative impacts of the Great Exchange on Africa (696)
Impact of Atlantic Slave Trade on West Africa (709-712)
What role did slavery play in indigenous African society?
Characteristics of plantation economies--Olaudah and Maroons(712-715)

Remember: You are responsible for material from text, handouts, websites, videos, class discussion!

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***Optional sites below***
And...the CNN Millennium support site
visit < http://www.cnn.com/SPECIALS/1999/millennium/frameset.14.exclude.html >--optional
Timbucktu is a key city in the Kingdoms of Gold--for more on it and trans-Saharan commerce, visit
< http://www.digitalhistory.uh.edu/learning_history/1492/1492_timbuktu.cfm >--optional
[ Journey to Mecca with Ibn Battuta (trailer) ]

Watch CNN Millennium 14th Century "Mansa Musa"--GONE
< http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VGBvX3TufW4&feature=relmfu >
Scroll to 11:00 (approx.)

More Optional Videos
Basil Davidson's "Caravans of Gold" from his
Africa series (did not show 2012)
< http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q2RA6qTLKBc&p=F8536C440E79EBD9&playnext=1&index=13 >

more Caravans of Gold
< http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NpZMApcqVTk&p=F8536C440E79EBD9&index=15&playnext=2 >

More Optional Videos:
The Zong Slave Ship
< http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3cUQi6RSiZQ >
in the movie Amistad, John Quincy Adams argues for the slaves
< http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6SZFZ3Lg2JIs>
2012--Mon., 10/15/12--Kisaruni visitors/presentation--both sections
Castiruni Presentation