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Africa Lesson Plans

For Teachers

Lesson Ideas

  1. 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.

  2. Explain why anyone trying to describe a "typical" African or African village will find it very hard to do with any accuracy.

  3. Discuss how a country might develop a high standard of living and prosper even though it has few natural resources.

Ancient Egypt

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

Pawn Stars Africa (African Trade Activity, Mr Roughton)

Ancient African Kingdoms - Ghana, Mali, Songhay - Lesson Plans

African Fables, Stories, Folktales, and Proverbs - Lesson Plans

African Art, Drums, Masks - Lesson Plans

Ancient Africa Lesson Plans (multiple lessons and days, plans for the entire unit)

European Imperialism, The Scamble for Africa - lesson, video

African Craft Ideas for Kids

Africa UNITS

African Folktales

African Songs, Chants, and Games

CanTeach - Africa - Africa Unit Plan