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CH 1 Three Worlds Meet Section 3 West African Societies Around 1492 Main Idea: West Africa in the 1400s was home to a variety of peoples and cultures. Why it matters today: Modern African Americans have strong ancestral ties to the people of West Africa. ESSENTIAL QUESTION: How did their convergence affect the cultures of North America, Africa, and Europe?
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CH 1 Three Worlds Meet Section 3 West African Societies Around 1492 Main Idea: West Africa in the 1400s was home to a variety of peoples and cultures. Why it matters today: Modern African Americans have strong ancestral ties to the people of West Africa. ESSENTIAL QUESTION: How did their convergence affect the cultures of North America, Africa, and Europe?
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West Africa Connects with the Wider World 1. Explain how the arrival of Europeans in West Africa altered well-established trading patterns. a. What are the three climate zones of West Africa? b. How did trade affect West African societies?
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West Africa Connects with the Wider World Geographically isolated from Europe and Asia, West Africa by the 1400s had long been connected to the wider world through trade. For centuries, trade had brought into the region new goods, new ideas, and new beliefs, including those of the Islamic religion.
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The Sahara Highway Trading network connects West Africa to North Africa, Europe, Asia Trading network connected most of West Africa to the coastal ports of North Africa and through these ports to markets in Europe and Asia. Traders from North Africa brought goods as well as Islam ; by 1200s court religion of Mali, later Songhai
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• The Sahara Desert dominates the northern part. To the south of the desert lies a broad savanna . South of the savanna is a lush region watered by the Niger and Senegal rivers. West Africa is a land of varied geographic features.
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Valuable natural resources such as gold and salt are found in West Africa.
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Three West African Kingdoms Flourish 2. Summarize the accomplishments of the kingdoms of Songhai, Benin, and Kongo. a. How did these kingdoms organize trade?
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A thriving trade network promoted the growth of trading towns.
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