Ch 19: OAE - Integrated Social Studies: Africa in the Middle & Late Ages

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This chapter's online video lessons will give you a chance to re-examine some of the specifics of African culture throughout the Middle and Late Ages. Revisit this chapter's topics prior to taking the OAE Integrated Social Studies examination.

OAE Integrated Social Studies: Africa in the Middle and Late Ages - Chapter Summary

Study this chapter's online video lessons to re-establish your awareness of important events in Africa during the Middle and Late Ages. Prepare to ace the OAE Integrated Social Studies examination by reviewing West Africa's pre-colonial period as well as the proverbs and folktales of pre-modern Africa. You may also further explore Africa's Ghana and Mali Empires. This chapter could assist you with:

  • Reviewing the beginnings of the Niger River Valley
  • Exploring the backgrounds of different African cultures
  • Discussing aspects of the Ghana Empire
  • Studying the gold trade of the Mali Empire
  • Identifying West Africa's cities and states
  • Describing West Africa's acceptance of the Islamic faith
  • Examining Africa's oral and written traditions

You could find it easier to answer some of the questions on the OAE Integrated Social Studies examination following your review of this chapter's video lessons on Africa in the Middle and Late Ages. Experienced teachers and professors lead the lessons. Benefit from their expertise, submit relevant questions and make use of the lessons' video tags when you need to locate information quickly. Written transcripts and self-assessment quizzes are also included.

OAE Integrated Social Studies - Africa in the Middle and Late Ages Chapter Objectives

Your knowledge of cultural, political and economic developments in Africa during the Middle and Late Ages may be assessed during Domain I of the computer-based OAE Integrated Social Studies examination. Titled, Historiography and World History, the domain is worth 25% of the assessment score. The test present you with questions designed to determine your qualifications for an Ohio social studies teaching certification. You will be required to answer 150 multiple-choice questions in about three hours.

7 Lessons in Chapter 19: OAE - Integrated Social Studies: Africa in the Middle & Late Ages
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The Niger River: Ecosystems & Trade Routes in Africa (12th-16th Centuries)

1. The Niger River: Ecosystems & Trade Routes in Africa (12th-16th Centuries)

This lesson explores the history of the Niger River Valley. The lesson highlights the trans-Saharan caravan trade and the cities of Djenne and Timbuktu.

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.

The Ghana Empire in Africa (830-1235 CE)

3. The Ghana Empire in Africa (830-1235 CE)

This lesson explores the Ghana Empire of West Africa. In doing so, it highlights the gold and salt trade of the region, which made the empire wealthy. It also discusses the importance of iron smelting and taxation.

The Mali Empire in Africa (13th-16th Centuries)

4. The Mali Empire in Africa (13th-16th Centuries)

This lesson gives a brief overview of the Mali Empire. It focuses on the rule of Sundiata Keita and the salt and gold trade of the empire. It also highlights the wealth and pilgrimage of the famous Mansu Musa.

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

5. 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.

Islam's Spread in West Africa

6. Islam's Spread in West Africa

This lesson explains the gradual spread of Islam into West Africa. In doing so, it discusses the influence of the Berbers and the trans-Saharan caravan trade of the Saharan region.

Written & Oral Traditions in Africa (500-1800 CE)

7. Written & Oral Traditions in Africa (500-1800 CE)

This lesson explores the written and oral traditions of pre-modern Africa. It highlights folktales, proverbs, griots and the travelogue known as Rihlah.

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