Unit 2: How Trade and Travel Changed the World
Lesson G: Avenues of Change in Africa
Activity 3: West African Trade Through Portuguese Contacts
Travel and trade impacted West African kingdoms starting in the 1400s. Select "Play" to begin the following simulation and learn about the participation of Africans in European trade. As you follow the journey south down the coast of West Africa, read about the benefits of contact and trade with Europeans for Africans.
Written Activity - Student Resource
Answer the West Africa questions on Part II of your Student Resource: Islam and Trade in Africa 1300-1550 Graphic Organizer (doc).
Now that you have learned about the impact of long distance contact and trade in West Africa, move on to a discussion of events in East Africa.