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Ch 26: FTCE Social Science: African History

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Let's review the information about African history that the FTCE Social Science exam covers. This chapter will help you look over different societies and cultures throughout the history of Africa.

FTCE Social Science: African History - Chapter Summary

Make sure you're familiar with the history of different regions of Africa as you get ready for the FTCE Social Science test. The lessons in this chapter will focus on:

  • How different zones in Africa adapted agriculture
  • Kinship relations, political and religious systems in Africa
  • Differences between pastoralism and agriculture
  • The cultures of Ghana, Mali and Songhai
  • People of the south and central regions of Africa
  • The Indian Ocean economy and Africa's east coast

This chapter breaks down the tremendous size of the African continent into short lessons for you to review. The quizzes that accompany each lesson help you focus on individual cultures as you prepare to face the FTCE Social Science exam.

7 Lessons in Chapter 26: FTCE Social Science: African History
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Africa's Environments: Zones & Agricultural Adaptation

1. Africa's Environments: Zones & Agricultural Adaptation

In this lesson, we explore several of the largest ecosystems of Africa and the agriculture that is practiced in each. Let's take a look at a landscape which is as diverse as the continent itself. After you've watched the video, see what you've learned by testing yourself with our quiz questions.

Kinship Relations & Political Systems in Africa

2. Kinship Relations & Political Systems in Africa

In this lesson, we will explore kinship groups, specifically their role in communities in Africa, in addition to their role in Africa's pre-colonial political systems.

Religious Systems of Africa: Similarities & Differences

3. Religious Systems of Africa: Similarities & Differences

In this lesson, we explore the multifaceted religious systems present in Africa, from the indigenous religions, which still influence many on the continent, to Islam and Christianity, which many adhere to today.

The Spread of Pastoralism and Agriculture in Africa

4. The Spread of Pastoralism and Agriculture in Africa

In this lesson we discover the key differences between pastoralism and agriculture and explore the diffusion of these two practices in the history of Africa.

African Cultures: Ghana, Mali, and Songhai

5. African Cultures: Ghana, Mali, and Songhai

In this lesson, we learn about the three premier empires of the pre-colonial period in West Africa: Ghana, Mali, and Songhai, who all profited tremendously from the trans-Saharan gold trade.

Establishment of Small City-States on Africa's East Coast

6. Establishment of Small City-States on Africa's East Coast

In this lesson, we explore the development of small city-states along Africa's East coast, the trade that sustained them, and their eventual downfall at the hands of European colonizers.

Central & Southern Africa & the Indian Ocean Economy

7. Central & Southern Africa & the Indian Ocean Economy

In this lesson, we explore the migration of the Bantu-speaking peoples into central and southern Africa and the Indian Ocean economy by which city-states along Africa's east coast thrived.

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