Monday, August 15, 2005

Africa: The Cradle of Civilization

Africa: The Cradle of Civilization - An interactive educational site that explores Africa's history from the dawn of mankind to modern day. The site includes two lesson plans for teachers, video and audio clips, and games.

This is one of many excellent history themed sites hosted by ThinkQuest. My big complaint with ThinkQuest is that they tend to drop sites with no notice.

From the site:

Welcome to Africa: The Cradle of Civilization. This is an educational website for the Thinkquest Contest that is directed at the worldwide community. Through this website people all over the world can learn about the beauty of Africa. We unveil the true essence of Africa from the beginnings of humanity to the rise and fall of its great civilizations. This site covers the issues, the events, and topics concerning Africa today and in the past. We invite you to journey to a side of Africa you have never seen before, Africa: The Cradle of Civilization.

The history of Africa and its peoples are covered in five informative sections. Africa, is the introduction to the early history of humanity and the continent. The earliest civilizations are fully explored in Ancient Civilizations, while Rise to Glory covers those empires of a later era. Freedom Lost, explains the demise of some of the greatest civilizations, and other controversial issues such as slavery. To conclude, the history of the countries,cultures, and peoples of Africa are profiled in our final section.

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