I think the most interesting part of Africa was learning about how the civilizations learned to survive dispite all of the geographical disadvantages that these groups faced. I haven't experienced having to live in the hot lands of the Sahara, so it was cool how different life can be depending only in where you live.
I agree that was intresting because living in the Saharah must've been really hard. I think that the most interesting though is the churches built by Ethiopia. But that was a very good lesson we worked on.
I agree with you Amy. The way people were able to cope with the heat and the geographical disadvantages is pretty cool. The way they were able to make themselves into something great with the lack of resources and the weather disadvantages.
I agree with you Amy becuse it was really intersting to learn the differnt life styles and how the people survived.
I agree too how would they survive.To survive with little water is hard.
I think the most interesting part of the Africa unit is that Ethiopia built churches out of volcanic ash. They dug into the ground and put the churches in the ground and they were beautiful.I thought that was magnificent so this is why I think this was the most interesting part of the Africa unit unit.
That was a very interesting thing, Anthony. They were so beautiful. I can't believe they actually did that. I would still like to here what you thought was least interesting, though.
I agree with Anthony because that had to be a lot of hard work to do all the measuring and all the digging.
I agree, the churches built out of volcanic ash is unlike anything we see today. Plus the amount of work put into the digging is magnificent! I wasn't here when we learned about it, but if I was I probably would have found it really interesting.
The gold and salt was the thing that sparked interest in my mind. The gold wasn't as valuable as salt to them and they had lots of it so they traded their gold for salt. The least interesting thing to me was probably Swahili. They just started trading so they came up with a blended culture.
I totally agree. Trading was a major part of Africa, and the gold and salt trade was the most major trade in Africa. Swahili was also just an effect from trading. So there's not much to it.
It was. It's not the best trade, gold for salt, but it was their to keep them alive. It's kinda like a game, but when you lose, you lose.
I think that the most interesting thing in Africa is how they didn't use walls for protection but to show there wealth. I definitely would use walls for defense in Africa.
I agree with you Josh. There would be lots of use for walls of defense. BUT, I think it would've been more impressive if people actually used mortar and made the walls defensive AND decorative.
I think that the most interesting thing I learned about this unit as the way people were able to achieve great things in architecture and other categories with the lack of resources. The churches that they built with volcanic ash and the walls that they cut to fit the certain shape is somethings I find amazing.
I agree with you Noemi the churches were super cool and probably hard to built for the people of Ethiopia. Also, the people of Great Zimbabwe built cool architecture, which were their stone walls.It was probably pretty hard to get the stone blocks to stay in one spot, in my opinion.
I think that the most interesting thing that we did was the trading game between all of the different kingdoms. That was the most interesting because trading was a major part of Africa. The least interesting part of Africa was learning about Swahili. All it is, is two cultures mixing. To me there is not much interesting about that because it has happened before.
My favorite is how they traded. The way they traded wasn't the best, but it was cool. How they also had a equal trade with gold for salt.
I believe that learning about the geographical formation and climate affected trade culture and developemnent throughout the unit.Like great Zimbabwe were the first major civilization that had been developed well enough for the citizens to build structures from stone.
I think the most interesting part of the Africa Unit is how all the people survived in there civilization. Like for example, Great Zimbabwae built the walls to show wealth, not to protect their civilization.
I agree with you Lilli, because all of the kingdoms were unique in their own way. Also, they all showed power in their own way too.
I think that the most interesting part of the Asia unit is when we learned about the ways people cope with the difference of language. I thought it was cool how people came up with this trade, even though they couldn't speak. But, I think the least interesting part was probably the vocab. Most of it we just learned again anyway but, it was nice to know everything ahead of time
I think the most interesting part was how they traded. why I think this is because they did not talk to each other. Also how did they plan this because they did not speak the same language.
I agree that is what I said how did this happen. I mean no launguage and yet such a good system, how did they do it?
I think the most interesting part of the African unit was the different civilizations and how they had there own thing.For example:Benin has its art and Ethiopia has its churches out of red volcanic rock. I think the least interesting part about this unit was nothing because the salt and gold trade helped them survive,the trip to Mecca was amazingly awesome and the civilizations all had something interesting about them with a meaning behind them too.
The most interesting part of the Africa unit was learning about Mansa Musa, because the stuff that he did, throwing gold out, and etc., was fun to hear about. To me the least interesting part of the African unit was how they were always at war. They shouldn't have fought to get something they wanted.
The thing I thought was interesting was how Swahili culture was made up of Arab and African language.The least is that gana got taken over by Mecca
I agree with you Jada. Its nice to see two see two culture's make one big culture.
The most interesting thing about Africa is how the house like how they built and shaped it. Also how some tribes were rich with gold and also cool what they traded.
I think the most interesting thing from all our African units is the silent trade. I mean the fact that they traded even with a launguage barrier is amazing. It was a brilliant system that I don't know how it arose to be this good without launguage. I think the least interesting thing that we learned about was the geography. I mean most of them we either knew or could tell from the name. Like the Mediterranean or the rainforest or the desert.
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