African Kingdoms Lesson Plan - Apply for a Job Illustration

African Kingdoms Lesson Plan - Apply for a Job

The drums have spread the word that there are three important job openings in the Kingdom of Songhay! (Or the Kingdom of Mali)  Apply for one of the jobs listed below and your fortune will be assured! Your letter of interest must include your qualifications and experience.




Must be able to:

Make Appointments

Settle Disputes

Listen to Reports

Collect Gold Nuggets

Conduct Ceremonies

Must be able to:

Talk to Gods

Make Rain

Protect People against sorcerers

Conduct Funerals

Must be able to:

Solve Problems

Capture Many Slaves

Speak Many Languages

Ride a Camel
Conduct Trades

How to write a letter of interest for a job:


  • Always type your letter. (For purposes of this assignment only, please handwrite your letter.)

  • Always avoid the appearance of a photocopied letter

  • Always address your letter

  • Always begin with a salutation. "Dear Elders," or "Dear Muslim Brother", or "Dear Noble King of Songhay" are options for a salutation. (In real life, you would say: "To Whom It May Concern," and be sure and use capital letters to start each word.)

  • Always be sure there are no errors in your letter. Proofread it and have others proofread it for you too.

  • Always sign your letter.


  • Never exceed one page.

  • Never indicate hobbies, sports, and social activities.

  • Never include irrelevant personal information such as age or marital status.

  • Never lie.