The Spread of Pastoralism and Agriculture in Africa


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Pastoral societies tend to be more _____.

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1. Agriculture, and possible pastoralism as well, likely arrived in Africa from _____.

2. What part of Africa were the earliest possibly domesticated cattle bones found in?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The spread of pastoralism and agriculture throughout the world led to the growth and development of humanity, and the worksheet and quiz work in tandem to see what you know about its spread through Africa. Some quiz questions ask you to fill-in-the-blank while others are factual recall inquiries.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In the assessment, you will be quizzed on these concepts:

  • Climate change that moved African pastoralists/agriculturalists further south
  • Possible African location of first domesticated cattle bones
  • Civilization that brought agriculture to Africa

Skills Practiced

Complete the worksheet/quiz pairing to perfect your use of these skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information about the spread of pastoralism and agriculture in Africa from the related lesson
  • Making connections - use your knowledge about human history to understand which type of society generally occurred first
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about African climate change in a different light
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained about pastoral societies

Additional Learning

To learn more on this engaging topic, review the accompanying lesson entitled The Spread of Pastoralism and Agriculture in Africa. You will find these learning objectives within the lesson:

  • Learn about the types of animals found in a pastoral society
  • Differentiate between the lives of people in agricultural societies versus pastoral societies
  • Understand how the development of agriculture led to the spread and growth of culture around the world
  • Relate the types of crops grown by agricultural societies in the past