Monday, January 14 & Tuesday, January 15

CA.HSS.7.4  Scholars analyze the geographic, political, economic, religious, and social structures of the sub-Saharan civilizations of Ghana and Mali in Medieval Africa.
OBJECTIVESWBAT describe the advantages and disadvantages of being part of a kingdom in medieval West Africa.

    DO NOW (6 min)

    (INDEPENDENT) 

    • on your vocabulary handout, copy the following definitions:
      • smelting: the process of melting ore to produce iron or other metals from it
      • Jenne-jeno: an ancient West African city built along the Niger River
      • tribute: payment made by one ruler or country to another for protection or as a sign of submission

    WHOLE CLASS (10 min)

    • reviewing classroom expectations
    • overview of today's lesson
    • tutoring hours: beginning next week - Thursday, after school

    WHOLE CLASS (10 min)

      • Introduction: Early Societies in West Africa
      • annotations:

          • unfamiliar vocabulary (circle/box)
          • main ideas (*)
          • gist statement --- [⋜5 words]
      • Video clip - Geography of West Africa

      SMALL GROUPS (8 min)

      • 1. READ ALOUD: 
        • S3 - The Development of Towns and Cities
      • 2ANNOTATE:
        • unfamiliar terms ---  [circle/box]
        • questions you have ---  ?
        • interesting / favorite part --- ❤️
        • learned something new --- 
        • gist statement --- [⋜5 words]
      • 3. PREVIEW READING QUESTIONS

      SMALL GROUPS (8 min)

      • 1. READ ALOUD: 
        • S4 - The Ruse of Kingdoms and Empires
      • 2ANNOTATE:
        • unfamiliar terms ---  [circle/box]
        • questions you have ---  ?
        • interesting / favorite part --- ❤️
        • learned something new --- 
        • gist statement --- [⋜5 words]
      • 3. PREVIEW READING QUESTIONS