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Unit 2: How Trade and Travel Changed the World

Lesson G: Avenues of Change in Africa

Activator: The World 1300-1550

Directions: Select each continent to preview some of the events from this time period.

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Classroom Activity - Travel and Trade


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Directions: Prepare a response to the discussion questions below. Follow your teacher’s directions to participate in your class discussion.

  • How do the events listed from the period 1300-1550 show the role of trade in exchanges between people of the world?
  • How does trade impact political events from the period?

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Now that you have previewed examples of developments related to trade from around the world during the period 1300-1550, move to the opening discussion of African society.