Ancient West African Kingdoms

Ancient West African Kingdoms

by Jane Shuter
     
 

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What is a griot? How were the Ancient West African Kingdoms ruled? Why did the Ancient West African Kingdoms disappear? The Ancient West African Kingdoms answers these questions and more. The books in the History Opens Windows series help you discover what life was like in ancient civilizations and other historic times. Learn what the Ancient West African people

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What is a griot? How were the Ancient West African Kingdoms ruled? Why did the Ancient West African Kingdoms disappear? The Ancient West African Kingdoms answers these questions and more. The books in the History Opens Windows series help you discover what life was like in ancient civilizations and other historic times. Learn what the Ancient West African people wore, what they ate, how they traveled from place to place, and find out how we know about them today.

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School Library Journal
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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781432913403
Publisher:
Heinemann-Raintree
Publication date:
08/01/2008
Series:
History Opens Windows Series
Edition description:
Revised
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
10.10(w) x 7.50(h) x 0.10(d)
Age Range:
7 - 9 Years

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