Ancient West Africa: Bantu Migrations & the Stateless Society


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The Bantu migrations began about 1500 BCE in West Africa. What factor initiated the migrations?

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1. Identify one of the factors that made the Bantu people successful in migrating?

2. Define the stateless society of the Bantu people.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet combo will assess your understanding of the Bantu migrations and the stateless society in ancient West Africa. Things you'll need to know to pass the test include common characteristics of a stateless society and what the Bantu people spread as they migrated.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments will gauge your knowledge of the following:

  • When the Bantu migrations began
  • What the Bantu people spread as they migrated
  • Characteristics of a stateless society
  • The focus of commerce in Jenne-jeno

Skills Practiced

  • Making connections - learn the concept of a stateless society use that to enhance your understanding of ancient West Africa
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about ancient West Africa in a different light
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the Bantu migrations
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the history of West Africa, including those about the city of Jenne-jeno

Additional Learning

To learn more about ancient West Africa, review the corresponding lesson on the Bantu Migrations and the Stateless Society in Ancient West Africa. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Learn about the Bantu migrations
  • Explore the concept of stateless societies
  • Review the history of Jenne-jeno