Social Studies - 2018-19

3.7 - Ancient World Cultures and Environmental Adaptations (Mali)

The student will describe how people in ancient world cultures adapted to their environment.

Adopted: 2015

BIG IDEAS

  • So that ancient world peoples adapted to their environment in order to survive

UNDERSTANDING THE STANDARD

People in ancient world cultures adapted to their environment in different ways.

ESSENTIALS

Human activities develop in response to physical environments. When the environment does not meet human needs, people adapt to meet those needs.

Ways people in ancient world cultures adapted to their environments

West African empire of Mali:

  • Mined gold
  • Traded gold for salt from the Sahara Desert
  • Farmed and raised animals on the grasslands

KEY VOCABULARY

Updated: May 18, 2018