The Significant Features of Ghana and Mali

Objective:
Students will be able to explain the impact of the significant features of either Ghana or Mali based on the GRAPES model.

Writing Task:
Ghana and Mali were two great empires that arose in West Africa. In one paragraph, explain three characteristics of either Ghana or Mali and explain why these characteristics were significant.

Directions:
Choose one empire, either Ghana or Mali. Explain three characteristics of that empire using three of the key categories of GRAPES. Explain why each characteristic was significant.

Use the graphic organizer to plan your paragraph. When you are writing, use the criteria checklist below to ensure you have completed all aspects of the writing task.

Criteria Checklist: