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Exploring Geography Through African History [electronic resource]

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Lisa Farrow, a Seventh Grade World Cultures teacher at Shiloh Middle School in Baltimore, Maryland, provides her students with an understanding of African history and geography. After creating a personal timeline, the students create a historical timeline of Africa, focusing on the Bantu migrations, the rise of Islam, the West African trading empires, the Turkish empire, the slave trade, and European colonialism. Students take an active role in group work as they create maps and captions that define each period. Ms. Farrow concentrates on the importance of the trading empires and their connection to Africa's history as a whole.
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2003
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The Amistad Case [electronic resource]

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Gary Fisher, a teacher at Timilty Middle School in the urban community of Roxbury, Massachusetts, has his Eighth Grade U.S. history class, examine the history of African American slavery through a dramatic mock trial based on the Amistad case in 1839. Serving as the defense, prosecution, judges, and other historical characters in the trial, students develop their cases and present them in a formal court setting created in their classroom. In his class, Mr. Fisher collaborates with the Spanish teacher who provides special support for second-language learners.
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2003