This week in social studies the focus has been on the ancient African Kingdoms. The students completed a double TALDOGS map of Africa: one on the geography and the other on ancient kingdoms. Then the the focus shifted to the East African city-states as students examined the history and origins of the Swahili people, as well as their extensive trade routes across the Indian Ocean.
We will be wrapping up the African Unit with a test on Wednesday next week. We will be reviewing on Monday and competing a Study Guide in class. There is a Quizlet created for the students to begin studying over the weekend. During the 2nd half of the week, we will begin the next unit on the Middle Ages – Europe.
Have a great weekend!