Unit 10: African Society
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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Extra Credit Options
- Listen to some further information about this unit
as a mp3 file.
You can also read the information as
a txt file.
- 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)
- 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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