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WCF.M3.L24 - World Christian Foundations Study Guide

Objectives: To be able to...
  • Discuss the course of empire in the Western Sudan, including the rise of states, role of trade, and influence of Islam through the 11th century.
  • Relate the rise of Swahili culture to the rise of cities on Africa’s East Coast, interior production, trade relationships, and the role of Islam up to the arrival of the Portuguese.
  • Assess the probable differences in style between the Bantu and Polynesian migrations.

  • Introduction
  • Winter, ed: WCF Module Three Study Guide and Lesson Overviews
  • 91-92Lesson 24 Introduction

  • General

  • Africa
  • Isichei: A History of Christianity in Africa
  • 42-52African Churches of the Middle Years 1500–1800 Brief history of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church.

  • Gilbert: “Coastal East Africa and the Western Indian Ocean: Long Distance Trade, Empire, Migration, and Regional Unity, 1750-1970”
  • 1-25The History Teacher (November 2002) 36, 1

  • “Telling the Story”
  •  Peruse a few articles on storying, particularly as used on the African Continent:

  • Powelson: “Africa: Trade, Entrepreneurship, Pluralism, and Leverage”
  •  A History of Wealth and Poverty

  • Kusimba: “A Time Traveler in Kenya”
  • 38-47Natural History (June 1997) 106 Wilson Select Plus Database

  • “Islam in the Medieval Sudan”

  • O’Brien: Oxford Atlas of World History
  • 80-83States and Trade in West and East Africa 500- 1500
  • 136-137Africa 1500-1800

  • McNeill: A World History
  • 275-278Review: Sub Saharan Africa

  • Pacific
  • Get familiar with a few articles on Oceania from the MisLinks website:

  • Optional
  • Mandryk: Operation World: The Definitive Prayer Guide for Every Nation 7th Edition
  • 564-567Mali
Personal Response, Intellectual Journal, Notes

Assignments (continued)

Ethnographic Interview:

Spradley: The Ethnographic Interview

132-154 Making a Taxonomic Analysis

225 Appendix B

Winter, ed.: WCF Module 3 Study Guide and Lesson Overviews

92-94 Lesson 24 Review


Greek Lessons

Greek 24

Reflection Questions
  • It is often said that the advance of Islam in the Sahel and along Africa’s East Coast was carried forward by incidental commercial contacts and not by deliberate proselytizing. What can you draw from this lesson’s readings to make an initial assessment of this proposition?

  • In what ways does the course of empire in Ghana in the 10th and 11th centuries mirror the course of events in Europe during the same period?

  • Draw a chart that shows the contrasts between the Bantu migration pattern, the Polynesian migration pattern, and the spread of Christianity. What do you see as the most influential contrasting element?