Today we talked about Mansa Musa. We looked at West African Civilizations, Islam, trade networks, and gold. We talked about how the slave trade might (will) create major issues in West and East African societies. Then we watched John Green and decided that our narrative of World History isn't complete without African societies due to their massive wealth, power, and stability.
Here is an interesting article about Mansa Musa.
Your homework tonight is to write a Griot Style narrative. The instructions are below.
Assume the role of a griot!
Pick someone from pop culture/history/film
Write a short (no more than a page) narrative of your chosen person’s life/accomplishment/event
Make it dramatic!
Use evidence from the their life