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Friday, February 6

Today’s Learning: Understand how trans-Saharan trade impacted Afroeurasia during the Middle Ages.

Warm Up: Please answer the following questions on p. 17 of your notebook. Be sure to either rewrite the question or restate the question in your answer.

  1. What does Mansa Musa’s story tell us about the impact of Trans-Saharan trade on Afroeurasia?
  2. What do these documents tell us about the importance of Trans-Saharan trade networks during the Middle Ages?
  3. What evidence from the documents helps us answer the framing question, “How did Trans-Saharan trade impact Afroeurasia?”

Class Work: Describe each of the four stories we see/hear about on today’s CNN Student News on p. 18 of your notebook.

Begin work on this summative assignment:

Write a blog, article, or announcement to teach others what you have learned about Mansa Musa and the importance of Trans-Saharan Trade. Imagine that what you write could be posted on our school webpage or published in our newsletter. Be sure to include the following…

  1. A connection between Mansa Musa and the influence of Trans-Saharan Trade. (3 points)
  2. Answers to these questions:

– How did Trans-Saharan trade affect Afroeurasia? (2 point)

– Was Mansa Musa the richest person ever? (2 point)

– Include evidence – use quotes and cite your sources – from the texts we read to support your answers to both of the above questions. (4 points)

  1. Attention to detail (conventions). Complete, well-written, thoughtful sentences. (4 points)

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