HIS 111
Unit 10:  African Society
Great Zimbabwe

The Great Zimbabwe ruins, the Central Enclosure, a UNESCO World Heritage site; photo courtesy Jan Derk, Wikipedia Commons.  The "Great Zimbabwe," built between 400 and 1400 ce, encompassed about 1,800 acres in present-day Zimbabwe.

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What you must do in this unit What you can do in this unit
  • Listen to some further information about this unit as a mp3 file.  You can also read the information as a txt file
Some videos that you can watch for this unit Extra Credit Options
  • Take the short 5-point quiz for chapter 13. Log into Blackboard and look under "Chapter Quizzes." You have five minutes to complete each quiz (multiple-choice questions).
  • For a maximum of 25 points extra credit, read the selected Accounts of Meröe, Kush, and Axum and write a long paragraph in which you comment on aspects of ancient society in northeastern Africa.
  • For extra credit find a complete (and legal) version of the epic of Sundiata Keita (sometimes spelled Sunjiata) online.
  • For extra credit of a maximum of 10 points, you can submit the answers to the Ibn Battuta study questions.  Please write in formal, complete sentences.
  • For extra credit, please suggest a relevant website for this unit of the course.  Send the title of the site, the url and a brief explanation why you find the information interesting and applicable to the material being studied this unit.

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