State Building in Africa Activities

Click on the link below and read 11.1.  Answer the questions at the end of each reading.  Email all responses to lwaddell@tuhsd.k12.az.us

World History Documents

11.1 Mansa Musa: The “King who sits on a Mountain of Gold”
1. What light does Al’ Umari’s account shed on the Malian army?  On treatment of the corpses of the dead?

2. In what way was Musa’s conduct found to be contrary to Muslim law, and how did the Emperor react upon being informed of this?

3. According to Musa, what happened to his predecessor, and under what circumstances did Musa himself come to the throne?
4. What economic and/or other effects did Musa’s pilgrimage have in Egypt?

Great Zimbabwe Reading

Please read the above reading on the Great Zimbabwe and write a half page summary on the reading. Be sure to discuss the importance of Great Zimbabwe in trade.