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Topic: Africa during the era of the slave trade 

World History

 Standard 29.  Understands the economic, political, and cultural interrelations among peoples of Africa, Europe, and the Americas between 1500 and 1750
  Level II (Grade 5-6)
   Benchmark 4.Understands elements of the slave trade in Africa (e.g., how the Atlantic slave trade affected population, economic systems, family life, polygynous marriage, and the use of male and female slave labor in West and Central Africa; what narratives reveal about the experience of Africans sold into slavery)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands how the Atlantic slave trade affected population levels in West and Central Africa
     2.Understands how the Atlantic slave trade affected economic systems in West and Central Africa
     3.Understands how the Atlantic slave trade affected polygynous marriage in West and Central Africa
     4.Understands how the Atlantic slave trade affected the use of male and female slave labor in West and Central Africa
     5.Knows what narratives reveal about the experience of Africans sold into slavery
  Level III (Grade 7-8)
   Benchmark 3.Understands factors that contributed to the development of various African societies (e.g., the importance of trade, slavery, and an expanding world economy to the development of such African states as Ashanti, Dahomey, Benin, Lunda, and Kongo; different forms of slave resistance and the founding of Maroon societies; how Ashanti concepts of monarchical power compare to those of Europeans)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands the importance of trade, slavery, and an expanding world economy to the development of such African states as Ashanti, Dahomey, Benin, Lunda, and Kongo
     2.Understands different forms of slave resistance and the founding of Maroon societies
     3.Understands how Ashanti concepts of monarchical power compare to those of Europeans
   Benchmark 4.Knows the causes and consequences of encounters among Khoisan groups, Bantu-speaking peoples, and European settlers in South Africa in the 17th and 18th centuries
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows the causes of encounters among Khoisan groups, Bantu speaking peoples, and European settlers in South Africa in the 17th and 18th centuries
     2.Knows the consequences of encounters among Khoisan groups, Bantu speaking peoples, and European settlers in South Africa in the 17th and 18th centuries
  Level IV (Grade 9-12)
   Benchmark 3.Understands the development of different African societies (e.g., the development, characteristics, and decline of the Songhay Empire in the 16th century, the regional and international circumstances under which large new states such as Lunda and Buganda emerged in East and Central Africa, the history of the African kingdom of Palmares in Brazil)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands the development of the Songhay Empire in the 16th century
     2.Knows the characteristics of the Songhay Empire in the 16th century
     3.Understands the decline of the Songhay Empire in the 16th century
     4.Knows the regional and international circumstances under which large new states such as Lunda and Buganda emerged in East and Central Africa
     5.Knows the history of the African kingdom of Palmares in Brazil