Ch 11: History of Our World Chapter 11: Civilizations of Africa

About This Chapter

The Civilizations of Africa chapter of this Prentice Hall History of Our World Companion Course helps students learn the essential lessons associated with the history of various African cultures. Each of these simple and fun video lessons is about five minutes long and is sequenced to align with the Civilizations of Africa textbook chapter.

How It Works:

  • Identify the lessons in the Prentice Hall History of Our World Civilizations of Africa chapter with which you need help.
  • Find the corresponding video lessons within this companion course chapter.
  • Watch fun videos that cover the civilizations of Africa topics you need to learn or review.
  • Complete the quizzes to test your understanding.
  • If you need additional help, rewatch the videos until you've mastered the material or submit a question for one of our instructors.

Students Will Learn:

  • Bantu migrations
  • Stateless societies
  • African trade cities
  • Culture of early Africa
  • Axum kingdom
  • Great Zimbabwe
  • Ghana empire
  • Malian kingdom
  • Songhai empire

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7 Lessons in Chapter 11: History of Our World Chapter 11: Civilizations of Africa
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Ancient West Africa: Bantu Migrations & the Stateless Society

1. Ancient West Africa: Bantu Migrations & the Stateless Society

In this lesson, we will discuss some of the characteristics of ancient West Africa. We will focus especially on the Bantu migrations, the stateless society, and the city of Jenne-jeno.

African Cultures: Ghana, Mali, and Songhai

2. 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.

Society & Culture in Early Africa

3. Society & Culture in Early Africa

In this lesson, you will explore some of the many sort of societies and cultures that have existed in Africa across time. Then, test your understanding with a brief quiz.

Ancient Trade Cities on Africa's East Coast

4. Ancient Trade Cities on Africa's East Coast

In this lesson, you will explore the rich history of the trading cities that dominated the East Coast of Africa and controlled vast international markets. Then, test your understanding with a brief quiz.

Southern Africa, Great Zimbabwe & the Gold Trade

5. Southern Africa, Great Zimbabwe & the Gold Trade

In this lesson, you will explore the history of Southern Africa and the significance of major cities like Zimbabwe to ancient trade networks. Then, test your understanding with a brief quiz.

The Rise & Fall of the Axum Kingdom in Africa

6. The Rise & Fall of the Axum Kingdom in Africa

In this lesson, you will explore the history of the powerful African kingdom of Axum and discover how the international economy affected both its rise and decline. Then, test your understanding with a brief quiz.

States & Cities in West Africa (1000-1300 CE)

7. States & Cities in West Africa (1000-1300 CE)

This lesson will focus on the kingdom states that ruled West Africa during 1000 to 1300 CE. It will focus on the trading empires of Ghana and Mali, as well as the city of Timbuktu.

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