Africa Lesson Plans
Define matrilineal and patrilineal descent. Research African societies in which each is the basis for inheritance. Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of each form of descent as it relates to the increase of nationalism.
Explain why anyone trying to describe a "typical" African or African village will find it very hard to do with any accuracy.
Discuss how a country might develop a high standard of living and prosper even though it has few natural resources.
Ancient Africa Unit - focus is Ghana and Mali where the Islamic influences were strong, plus the geography and its impact on culture, and the importance of oral tradition. Classroom activities include Proverbs and Folk Tales