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WEST AFRICAN EMPIRES GHANA RISE TO POWER? 1.Why did this empire grow in this part of Africa? (p.

157-161) MALI

NAME: ____________________ (p. 165-167) SONGHAI

PERIOD: ____ (p. 167-168)

2.What benefits or advantages did this region have for the growth of an empire ? (eg: natural resources, geography)

3.What events led to the rise of this empire?

4.Who was the emperor?

5.How did he rule his empire?

6. How did his government work?

7. Any expansions?

8. Other interesting facts?

WEST AFRICAN EMPIRES GHANA INFLUENCE/IMPACT OF ISLAM? 1. How did this empire come into contact with Islam? 2. What Islamic practices were adopted by this empire? (p. 157-161) MALI

NAME: ____________________ (p. 165-167) SONGHAI

PERIOD: ____ (p. 167-168)

FALL FROM POWER? 1. How did this empire decline?