S: GHANA 2012
FC: GHANA 800 AD-1050 AD | Cara- Geography Kiliegh- Historian | Daijlinn- Economist Jasmyn- Anthropologist
1: WELCOME TO GHANA | geographic, historic, economic, and cultural
2: GEOGRAPHIC OF GHANA
3: where was your kingdom located? | -Present day Western Mali and Eastern Senegal -Sonike -Western Africa _Surrounded by Niger and Senegal Rivers
4: what were it's natural surroundings? | - low plains - plateau in the south (center area)
7: how did geography affect your kingdom? They traded salt, and gold by camels near the fertile valleys but the food and taxation declined
8: how did your kingdom change its environment?
9: History of Ghana
10: how did your kingdom begin? | It began when the Soninke group founded Ghana in the early 300. they were very spiritual people believing that living and nonliving things had spirits. they began to set up trade routes.
11: What factors led to the growth of your kingdom? | Trading of gold, salt and copper helped to begin the growth of the kingdom. They were rich in culture, government and power.
12: Griots, Soninke, the king ( Kaja Maja), Almoravids, Al-Hamdani( where Arab writers got most of there info from) were all important people.
13: who were the important people?
14: The way in which the empire was organized. at its peak it was made up of many states and people and lacked political and cultural unity which the kings of Ghana failed to achieve. the different ethnic groups such as the Soninke had its own distinctive language and culture.
15: What caused the decline of the kingdom?
16: Economy of Ghana
17: What were the roles of women and how were they treated? | The woman cooked and cleaned. Woman went through domestic violence, arranged marriages and divorce.
18: What were the roles of men? They mined for gold and traded at the markets
19: How important is faming to the economy? Farming was very important to Ghana because they lived near the Niger river. The soil is rich and good for farming and growing crops.
20: Trading across th world gave Ghana strong international relations in the development projects, trade in gold and salt. The Netherlands is the largest trading partner of Ghana's exports followed by UK, US, Spain, Belgium and France. its imports come from Nigeria. China, UK, Belgium and the US
21: How important was trade, what items were traded, and whit whom did they trade?
22: Art in Ghana
23: what were some of their important religious beliefs? | African elements such as drumming and dancing. Traditional supernatural beliefs like ancestors and spirits.
24: what types of art were created? Wood carving, making drums, dolls, and pottery.
25: What were some examples of the architecture of the kingdom? | Fort Prinzensten is a fort locate d in Keta, Ghana which was used as a slave trade. Christian Borg Castle was a president residence.
26: how was art and architecture related to religion? the religion shaped the buildings that were built and the religious influences which found in art.