Grd-7-History-T1-2020-Approved.pdf - 1 History Grade 7 Term 1 The Kingdom of Mali and the City of Timbuktu in the 14th century Contents Activity 1 \u2013

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1 GM 2019 History Grade 7 Term 1 The Kingdom of Mali and the City of Timbuktu in the 14 th century Contents Activity 1 – Map of the world ......................................................................................... 2 Section A: Trade across the Sahara Desert ......................................................................... 2 Activity 2 ........................................................................................................................ 3 Camel caravans as the means of transport ...................................................................... 3 Activity 3 ........................................................................................................................ 4 Goods traded .................................................................................................................... 4 The spread of Islam across North Africa and into West Africa via traders ........................ 5 Islam ................................................................................................................................. 5 Activity 4 ........................................................................................................................ 6 Activity 5: Informal Assessment .................................................................................... 7 Activity 6 ........................................................................................................................ 8 Section B: The Kingdom of Mali ........................................................................................... 9 Mali, at the height of its power, under Mansa Musa, in the 14th century .......................... 9 Mansa Musa’s pilgrimage to Mecca (1324-1325) ........................................................... 11 Activity 7 ...................................................................................................................... 11 Activity 8: Informal Assessment .................................................................................. 13 Construction of the Great Mosque .................................................................................. 13 Activity 9 ...................................................................................................................... 14 Section C: The city of Timbuktu ......................................................................................... 14 Activity 10: Paragraph ................................................................................................. 15 Leo Africanus’s eyewitness stories of his travels ............................................................ 15 Africanus’s travels along caravan routes into the Saharan desert and two visits to Timbuktu ......................................................................................................................... 15 Descriptions of Timbuktu in Africanus’s book Description of Africa (written in 1550) ...... 16 Activity 11 .................................................................................................................... 17 Timbuktu as a trade centre on the trans-Saharan caravan route .................................... 17 Timbuktu as a centre of learning .................................................................................... 18 Activity 12 .................................................................................................................... 19 Activity 13 .................................................................................................................... 20 Timbuktu Manuscripts Project and South African collaboration ...................................... 20 Timbuktu as a World Heritage Site ................................................................................. 22 Activity 14 .................................................................................................................... 23
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