Ancient West African Kingdoms

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Overview

The books in the History Opens Windows series all feature:

Clear, informative text

Colorful photographs and original source materials

Clear maps and diagrams

A timeline, glossary, and tips for further research.

Provides an overview of the culture and civilizations of the ancient West African Kingdoms of Mali, Ghana, and Songhai.

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Gr 3-5-Two overviews, presented in straightforward and easy-to-read formats. Both titles use simple, clear language to cover the basics such as housing, trade, families, food, government, etc. Each topic is covered in a spread that includes full-color photos, maps, or illustrations. West African Kingdoms covers the rise and fall of the kingdoms of Ghana, Mali, and Songhai. While there isn't enough information here for a report for the older age group, this book is much clearer than Kenny Mann's Ghana, Mali, Songhay: The Western Sudan (Dillon, 1996; o.p.). Information about the Indus Valley people is largely from archaeological findings, so there are fewer facts and dates and more speculation in this book. With so few titles available on the topic for this audience, this one will serve as a basic introduction.-Genevieve Gallagher, Orange County Public Library, VA Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781432913328
  • Publisher: Heinemann
  • Publication date: 7/1/2008
  • Series: History Opens Windows Series
  • Edition description: Revised
  • Pages: 32
  • Age range: 7 - 9 Years
  • Product dimensions: 7.80 (w) x 10.50 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 4

Ghana 6

Mali 8

Songhai 10

How Were They Ruled? 12

Trade 14

Religion 16

Cities 18

Houses 20

Food and Farming 22

Families 24

Clothes 26

Writing and Storytelling 28

Modern West Africa 30

Glossary 31

Find Out More 31

Index 32

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