1.Read Slide 4 on the lesson presentation and think about why you think Benin became such a successful kingdom.
2.Use the Growth of an Empire sheet to order the statements from most important to least important in contributing to Benin becoming such a successful kingdom.
3.Read slide 7 on the lesson presentation and complete the activity on slide 8.
4.Read the information on slide 9 about the arrival of Europeans to Benin. How could this signify the end of the Benin civilisation? What is meant by the phrase 'slave trade?'
5.Complete the comprehension sheet 'The Benin Punitive Expedition' to get a better understanding of the events that lead to the destruction of the Benin kingdom.
6.Look at the exploring perspectives activity sheets. Consider how different characters from history would have felt about the foreign arrival. Try to explain why you think they might have felt this way too.
Can you find out more about the British Empire, African colonies or the African slave trade and create a presentation
Unfortunately not the ones with chocolate chips.
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