Medieval Africa Caravan Routes and the Sahara Desert
Medieval Africa Caravan Routes and the Sahara Desert.

Today’s Activities

Watch & Write

Start by working through this PowerPoint presentation prepared by Mr. Higgins. The slides will teach you content about the lesson and give you instructions about the activities you need to accomplish. Complete the Student Response Worksheet using the information you learned in the PowerPoint presentation.

Watch this video on Trading Gold for Salt: Ancient African Caravans 


Camels have amazing adaptations to be able to survive in the harsh Sahara Desert. Learn about camels as well as other amazing animals and plants that call the Sahara their home by watching this video.

Here is a video about the outer outer solar system. A lot of Greek Myths came from not understanding the solar system and space that hadn’t been discovered. 


Complete this worksheet on “Balancing Scales and Fraction Talk”

Sand Art!

Try this: Beautiful DIY Bottle Sand Art made with salt.

Stand Up!

Try to complete this 30 minute workout with Superman! (P.E. with Joe)

First, have your child do some warm up stretches: 10-15 arm circles (front and backwards), 15 jumping jacks, running in place for 30 seconds, 10 leg squats, 10 push ups and sit ups then go to GoNoodle and have your child pick a couple of PE/Dance videos. 

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This lesson goes into depth about the African Caravans. Go ahead and take your time, research, and have fun learning. This will definitely take more than a day to complete – maybe make it your learning goal for the week?

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