Social Studies- Update

This week the students completed the Islamic Expansion Unit with a test on Tuesday and also wrote a couple of articles about the golden age of Islam for a newspaper called the Islamic Times.

Then we began the Ancient African Kingdoms unit. We spend most of the latter part of this week focused mainly on investigating and exploring the geography of Africa. Students have begun work on the Africa TALDOGS maps, however this map is different then previous maps because it is actually 2 maps. One will be on the Geographic Features of Africa and the other will be on the Kingdoms of Africa. This week the students worked on the geographic side. Next week the focus will be on the west African kingdoms of Ghana, Mali, and Songhai. The TALDOGS map will be due next Thursday.

Have a great weekend!