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Citizenship Focus: Compassion and Responsible Decision Making

Unit 5: West African Empires

Guiding Question: How do communities impact each other?

Students explore the significance of considering events from multiple perspectives, as well as how our personal narratives impact the way we see ourselves and others, as they learn more about the rich history of medieval West African Empires.


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Influence of the Historical Record

Ghana Empire

Mali Empire

West African Exploration

The Songhai Empire

The Decline of West African Kingdoms

Legacy of the Songhai Empire

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