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PBS LearningMedia: Africa's Great Civilizations

Middle and high school social studies and history teachers may be interested in this set of course materials from PBS LearningMedia. These resources were created to supplement the 2017 PBS documentary series Africa's Great Civilizations, hosted by Harvard University professor Henry Louis Gates, Jr. Here readers will find five video clips selected from this documentary series, with time periods ranging from the dawn of Homo sapiens in Africa's Great Rift Valley to the Berlin Conference of 1884-1885 and the imperialistic Scramble for Africa, with stops in places like the Aksum Kingdom and Queen Njinga Mbandi's kingdoms of Ndongo and Matamba along the way. Each 5- to 10-minute video clip also has a variety of accompanying support materials, including: short contextual background readings, vocabulary lists, suggestions for classroom activities and discussion questions, links to additional resources, and lists of relevant educational standards. These educational materials were assembled with students in grades 6-9 in mind, but instructors of other levels may also find them useful.
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August 30th, 2019
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August 26th, 2019 at 1:50pm
Date Of Record Release
August 27th, 2019 at 2:22pm
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