In this chapter you have read about the people of Europe, Africa, and the Americas. Each group developed its own culture, built cities, traded, and fought wars. In West Africa a series of three great kingdoms arose—Ghana, Mali, and Songhai. In this activity you will take a closer look at the accomplishments and eventual downfalls of these three kingdoms.
Destination Title: Ancient African States
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Start at the Ancient African Kingdoms Web site.
- Scroll down to the links at the bottom of the page.
- Click on and read the information about Ancient Ghana, Ancient Mali, Ancient Songhay, and Great Zimbabwe.
After exploring these four topics, answer the following questions.