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Africa: History and Culture

These sites are about the history and culture of early Africa. Learn about the different tribes and their lifestyles. Includes timelines, maps, activities, and photographs, as well as eThemes Resources on Adinkra Cloths of Africa and East African Culture and Language.


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This 22-page timeline includes events from 60,000 BCE to 633 BCE. Click on the blue numbered links towards the middle right-hand side of the page to view subsequent pages. NOTE: This site links to social networking sites.
This 22-page tiimeline includes events from 500 BCE to 1000 CE. Click on the blue numbered links towards the middle right-hand side of the page to view subsequent pages. NOTE: This site links to social networking sites.
This ThinkQuest teaches about the people, the land, the wildlife, and national parks. In "People" find out about religion, language, and the population. You can see maps of African regions, take a virtual safari, take a quiz, or send an electronic postcard.
This site is about several different tribes in Africa, including the Zulu, Berbers, Masai, and more. There is a lot of information, but no images.
Learn about the people, history, wildlife, and environments of the North African countries of Morocco, Tunisia, Libya, Algeria, and Western Sahara. NOTE: This site includes a link to a guestbook.
This site includes information on etiquette and customs in Africa and the Middle East. Click on the map or on the name of a country to find out about the customs in a particular country. NOTE: This site includes ads and links to social networking sites. NOTE: Not all of the countries have information available.
Read about the different culinary traditions of all parts of Africa and watch a few brief videos about Africans talking about their food.
Learn how to do African dance with this quick and easy video lesson. Click on any of the thumbnail images or the "Play All" link to begin the lesson.
Click on an African country to see a list of Web sites linked. NOTE: Teachers should recheck the links before using in class.
Discover Africa's history with the interactive timeline, explore the meanings of mud cloth from Mali, or view a gallery of photographs on this site.
Maps from different years are available to view.
This lesson plan includes activities and extensions. Click on the "Continue To Get Started" link below the text to move on the content of the lesson plan. NOTE: This site includes banner ads.
This interactive quiz tests your knowledge of African history. Click on "Play the Game" to get started. Requires Flash 5 to work. NOTE: This site includes banner ads.
Learn about this continent's rich history. Click on "Early History" or a particular time period to read about it.
These websites are about Africa. Here you will find information about African peoples, governments, languages, and culture. There are interactive timelines and exhibitions where students can explore African history or learn about African art. Included are several eThemes resources on related African themes.
Describes some of the major tribal cultures, rural, and city life of East African nations. Examples of major languages such as tribal languages and Swahili.
These sites show and tell about the history of adinkra cloths, the art form from the Asante people of Ghana and the Gyaman people of Cote' d'lvoire. Includes sites about the Ashanti tribe that also wears this type of clothing.
Learn about the geography and culture of Africa and African countries. Includes information on popular national parks and wildlife reserves. eThemes Resources on grassland habitats and East African culture are linked.

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