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Ch 20: MTTC History: African Cultures Before European Colonization

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Let us help you review the information on African Cultures before European Colonization. Our video lessons and self-assessment quizzes help you correctly answer these types of questions on the MTTC History Exam.

MTTC History: African Cultures Before European Colonization - Chapter Summary

You can use the lessons presented in this chapter as a way of reviewing and refreshing your knowledge of African cultures before European colonization, as part of your preparation for the MTTC History Exam. Our video lessons cover the following topics:

  • Ghana, Mali and Songhai
  • Ancient West Africa
  • West African Sudanic states
  • Pastoralism and agriculture in Africa
  • Small city-states on Africa's East Coast
  • Central and Southern Africa
  • The Indian Ocean economy

Our knowledgeable instructors highlight these important historical events using animations, graphics and narration that make reviewing the material enjoyable and rewarding. Self-assessment quizzes help you gauge your understanding of the topics and offer a simple way to get familiar with the format of the questions you'll see on the MTTC History exam.

Objectives of the MTTC History: African Cultures Before European Colonization Chapter

The MTTC History Exam evaluates your knowledge and comprehension of all aspects of history from the earliest times to the present day, spanning the millennia. A passing score on the test is required to be certified as a teacher in the state of Michigan. The topics in this chapter fall within the World History objective of the test. This section makes up 33% of the test items.

There are 100 multiple-choice questions on the exam. You will read a passage or question followed by several possible responses from which you must pick the correct one.

6 Lessons in Chapter 20: MTTC History: African Cultures Before European Colonization
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African Cultures: Ghana, Mali, and Songhai

1. 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.

Ancient West Africa: Bantu Migrations & the Stateless Society

2. 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.

Trans-Saharan Trade & West African Sudanic States

3. Trans-Saharan Trade & West African Sudanic States

In this lesson we explore the beginning, height, and decline of the trans-Saharan trade and the various states in West Africa which thrived off the trade.

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.

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

5. 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

6. 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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