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Topic: Towns and maritime trade in East and Southern Africa  

World History

 Standard 22.  Understands the growth of states, towns, and trade in Sub-Saharan Africa between the 11th and 15th centuries
  Level II (Grade 5-6)
   Benchmark 3.Understands the emergence of commercial towns on the East African coast and the significance of Swahili as the language of trade
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands the emergence of commercial towns on the East African coast
     2.Understands the significance of Swahili as the language of trade
  Level III (Grade 7-8)
   Benchmark 3.Understands significant features of the major population centers of Bantu and the East African coastal region in the 2nd millennium CE (e.g., influences on the economic and cultural life of Kilwa and other East African coastal cities, the Bantu state of Great Zimbabwe and its links to the Indian Ocean trade, consequences of the contact between Bantu farmers and Khoisan hunter-gatherers in the early 2nd millennium)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands significant features of the major population centers of Bantu in the 2nd millennium CE
     2.Understands significant features of the major population centers of the East African coastal region in the 2nd millennium CE
     3.Understands influences on the economic life of Kilwa and other East African coastal cities
     4.Understands influences on the cultural life of Kilwa and other East African coastal cities
     5.Understands the Bantu state of Great Zimbabwe and its links to the Indian Ocean trade
     6.Understands consequences of the contact between Bantu farmers and Khoisan hunter gatherers in the early 2nd millennium