Gifts for Queen Amina Story - Lami, traveling by caravan between Timbuctu and Kano, uncovers a plot to destroy Queen Amina. Inquiry questions and vocabulary integrated into the story.
Trade Routes in the Sudan - a map of West Africa and information from the story help students answer questions about geography and trade of region.
Proverbs Teach a Lesson - analyzing proverbs to discover male/female expectations in Africa and U.S.
Praising Queen Amina - biographic information and primary sources.
A Hausa Woman Speaks - interview with a modern Hausa woman describing generation changes.
American Women Speak - students interview American women to elicit opinions on changes and challenges in their lives.
Tasks that Trancscend the Centuries - Two pages of contemporary photos showing ageless tasks of African women.
Background Essay: The Songhay Empire and The Hausa City-States