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Ancient Africa (Chester Comix with Content)

Bentley Boyd (Author)

Reading Level: Ages 8 and up

Availability: In stock

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Paperback: 24 pages

Publisher: Chester Comix

Language: English

ISBN: 9781933122038

Shipping Weight: 4 ounces

Product Dimensions: 11 x 8 x .2 inches

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ANCIENT AFRICA
Chester the Crab takes you on a trip through the ancient and powerful African kingdoms of Egypt and Mali in this look at cultures that have contributed a lot to the diversity of modern America. See how trade bound these Africans to other Mediterranean societies. Then watch as European sailors begin dealing with African slave traders to send millions of people against their will to North America in “The Middle Passage.” This colorful graphic novel will excite young readers, prepare students for further learning about history, and give kids insight into current events.

CHAPTER 1: LIFE ON THE NILE
The word “ancient” means long, long ago. Ancient Egypt was a civilization that lasted for hundreds of years along the Nile River in Africa’s northern desert area. The design of Egypt’s buildings is symbolized in the giant stone pyramids that still stand in that desert. Many other Egyptian ideas and inventions are still with us today.

What is the world’s longest river?
Who got to be a pharaoh?
How did Egyptians build pyramids?
Did Egyptians love their mummies?
Did Egyptians make cartoons?

CHAPTER 2: MEDITERRANEAN TRADE
Phoenicians settle a colony on the coast of North Africa so they can trade better with other communities around the Mediterranean Sea. Carthage becomes an important center for the exchange of goods, services, and ideas. Chester finds himself on a trading voyage from Carthage to Egypt, but those storm clouds look like trouble.

How do you find Phoenician take-out?
Who were expert ancient traders?
How many jugs can a trading ship juggle?
What kind of clouds lead to storms?
What kind of trip is an “Odyssey?”

CHAPTER 3: THE MALI EMPIRE
Mali is another of Africa’s great empires. Mali becomes powerful by controlling trade from the gold mines of West Africa to the sources of salt in the Sahara Desert. People trade because resources, goods, and services are limited. West Africa had gold but needed salt to preserve its food. People in the desert had plenty of salt but wanted gold to trade for other things. Chester traces Mali’s role in these exchanges as he rides with one big caravan of gold.

Who built the empire of Mali?
Who was Mali’s Mansa Musa?
How did Mali’s gold travel?
Did Mali have religious freedom?
What did Timbuktu schools do?

CHAPTER 4: THE MIDDLE PASSAGE
Slavery has existed for thousands of years, in civilizations from Egypt to West Africa. When European sailors begin trading with West African communities, they begin to take humans, too. The Spanish need more workers because they kill many Native Americans in slavery on sugar plantations in their American colonies. The Spanish use Africans to replace those workers. How many Africans will suffer through “The Middle Passage” between Africa and the Americas?

Which civilizations used slavery?
Who brought Africans to America?
How did Africans get to Jamestown?
Were the first Africans in Virginia slaves?
When did Virginia legalize slavery?

About Chester Comix:
The Comix with Content Series follows the adventures of a lovable Chesapeake blue crab named Chester as he learns about history and economics. Each comic book in the series is broken down into 4 related stories. Watch as your kids build a framework of history in their memories through this highly visual and engaging approach.