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6a. West African Society at the Point of European Contact
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Powerful kingdoms, beautiful sculpture, complex trade, tremendous wealth, centers for advanced learning — all are hallmarks of African civilization on the eve of the age of exploration. Hardly living up to the "dark continent" label given by European adventurers, Africa's cultural heritage runs deep. The empires of Ghana, Mali, and Songhay are some of the greatest the world has ever known. Timbuktu, arguably the world's oldest university, was the intellectual center of its age.

Subject:
World Cultures
U.S. History
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Diagram/Illustration
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Provider:
Independence Hall Association
Provider Set:
US History
Date Added:
10/16/2014
7a. Kingdom of Ghana
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Between the 9th and 11th centuries C.E., the kingdom of Ghana was so rich that its dogs wore golden collars, and its horses, which were adorned with silken rope halters, slept on plush carpets. Based on animal luxuries alone, it is no wonder that foreigners touted Ghana's kings as the richest men in the world.

Subject:
Ancient History
Material Type:
Diagram/Illustration
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Provider:
Independence Hall Association
Provider Set:
Ancient Civilizations
Date Added:
12/05/2014
Religion and Opinions on Democracy in Ghana: A Data-Driven Learning Guide
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This is a learning module that uses data to investigate the increasing attention being drawn to a debate about the compatibility of certain religions and democracy.

Subject:
Religious Studies
Mathematics
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Activity/Lab
Provider:
TeachingWithData.org
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TeachingWithData.org
Author:
ICPSR
Date Added:
11/07/2014