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SSWH6:

The student will describe the diverse characteristics of early African societies before 1800 CE.

a​.

 

Identify the Bantu migration patterns and contribution to settled agriculture.

​b.

Describe the development and decline of the Sudanic kingdoms (Ghana, Mali, Songhai); include the roles of Sundiata, and the pilgrimage of Mansa Musa to Mecca.

​c.

Describe the trading networks by examining trans-Saharan trade in gold, salt, and slaves; include the Swahili trading cities.

​d.

Analyze the process of religious syncretism as a blending of traditional African beliefs with new ideas from Islam and Christianity.

​e.

Analyze the role of geography and the distribution of resources played in the development of trans-Saharan trading networks.

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