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African Daily Life

Welcome to History Link 101's African Daily Life Page.  Here you will find excellent links to Daily Life, History, and Western, Eastern, and Southern African Empires.  History Link 101 is a site developed for World History Classes, by a World History Teacher.     



Daily life

Cora Connection West African music and instruments.
        Visual = 5 Content = 4    A2000

African Drums and Dance Includes pictures of African drums and videos of performances.
        Visual = 5 Content = 3    A2010

Key Moment in Life Essays on major life events for Africans and the relationship of Art to them.
        Visual = 2 Content = 5    A2020

African Recipes 10 different dishes.
        Visual = N/A Content = 5    A2030

Ghana Recipes 5 different dishes.
        Visual = N/A Content = 5    A2040 

Daily Life in Current Day African Village One hour video.
        Visual = 5 Content = N/A    A2050

Trans-Sharan Gold Trade One page summary of trade in West Africa.
        Visual = 2 Content = 5    A2060

African Farming Development One page of research notes based on area
        Visual = N/A Content = 5    A2065

Development of Cities in Ancient Africa One page of research notes.
Visual = N/A Content = 5    A2066


General History of Africa

African History By the BBC.  Very nice site with good graphics.
        Visual = 5 Content = 5    A2070

Essay on African History to 1500 by Frank Smitha.
        Visual = N/A Content = 5    A2080

Explore Wonders of Africa by PBS.  Pictures and explanations of sites from around Africa.
        Visual = 3 Content = 4    A2090

Africa Odyssey Includes categories of people, ceremonies, daily life, death and burial, and communications by Odyssey Online.
        Visual = 4 Content = 3    A2100

Slide show of African Empires
        Visual = 5 Content = 5    A2110

Series of One Page Essays on African Empires
        Visual = N/A Content = 4    A2120


West African Empires         

Road to Timbuktu By PBS.
        Visual = 4 Content = 5    A2130

West African Empires One page on Ghana, Mali and Songhay and the coming of Islam to Wester Africa. Includes maps, and graphic organizers.
        Visual = 5 Content = 5    A2160

Mali and Songhai One page summary.
        Visual = 5 Content = 5    A2190

History of Mali One page.
        Visual = N/A Content = 5    A2200

West African Empires Page details of cultures Ghana, Mali and Songhai. Page includes areas of overviews, capitals, politics and decline.
        Visual = N/A Content = 5    A2210

Video of West Africa Empires Twenty-eight minute video.
        Visual = 5 Content = N/A    A2220


East African Empires

The Swahili Coast By PBS.
        Visual = 4 Content = 5    A2230

East African Empires One page summary from MSU.
        Visual = 5 Content = 5    A2240

Askum Empire One page summary.
        Visual = 5 Content = 5    A2250

Ethiopian Empire One page summary.
        Visual = 5 Content = 5    A2260

Empire of Nubia Small site with a summary, maps and images from Institute for the Study of the Ancient World in New York.
        Visual = 4 Content = 5    A2270

East Africa's Swahili Coast One page summary with a map.
        Visual = 4 Content = 5    A2280

South African Empires

Great Zimbabwe Riddle Description of the difficulty archeologist have had in understanding this complex city.  Of interest is a schematic of the great enclosure and the surrounding area found in the middle the of page.  Click on it to enlarge.
        Visual = 5 Content = 4    A2290

Lost Cities of the South By PBS.
        Visual = 4 Content = 5    2310

Great Zimbabwe Monument One page with pictures.
        Visual = 4 Content = 5    A2320

Great Zimbabwe One page essay.
        Visual = N/A Content = 5    A2330