This product is a mapping activity on the Gold-Salt Trade in Western Africa. Students will label and color different aspects such as; bodies of water, label regions and color in the areas of the Songhai, Mali and Ghana Empire, as well as labeling trade routes. This activity also has 5 questions based on the map and written excerpts about the impact of Islam on the region, Mansa Musa and how the trade worked.
Included in the product is a blackline political map of the region needed to be mapped. I typically make the map a 11x17 making it easier for students to label.
This is a rigorous map project that makes the students learn about the Gold-Salt Trade. The product is a ZIP file that includes the Map Directions (Word Doc) and a PPT that has necessary visuals for the students to complete the map. A key is included for the questions and the map.
***Note to Teachers: This product created to support Texas Standards:
- Explain the political, economic, and social impact of Islam on Europe, Asia, and Africa
- Analyze how the Silk Road and the African gold-salt trade facilitated the spread of ideas and trade.
- Locate places and regions of historical significance directly related to major eras and turning points in world history.
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