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Origin and Expansion of the Bantu Language

By Patti Kennamer, Susan Westfall
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"Why did the Bantu people migrate?"

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Instructional Time: 45 minutes a day for 5 days each week for 2 weeks.

1. Open and print the "Travel Journal Instructions."
2. Visit the web sites under "Country Links" and complete a journal entry for each.
3. Open and print the "Map of Africa".
4. Open and print the "Map Instructions".
5. Open and print the document "Three Hypotheses for Migration".
6. Visit the web sites under "Migration" and research the three hypotheses described in #5.
7. Open and print the document "My Hypothesis" and follow the instructions for writing your opinion (hypothesis) about the migration of the Bantu people.

Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS)
Social Studies
Grade 6
SOC-6-2. The student understands the contributions of individuals and groups from various cultures to selected historical and contemporary societies.
SOC-6-2.A. Explain the significance of individuals or groups from selected societies, past and present.
SOC-6-3. The student uses maps, globes, graphs, charts, models, and databases to answer geographic questions.
SOC-6-3.B. Pose and answer questions about geographic distributions and patterns for selected world regions and countries shown on maps, graphs, charts, models, and databases.
SOC-6-4. The student understands the characteristics and relative locations of major historical and contemporary societies.
SOC-6-4.A. Locate major historical and contemporary societies on maps and globes.
SOC-6-4.C. Explain ways in which human migration influences the character of places and regions.
SOC-6-4.D. Identify and explain the geographic factors responsible for the location of economic activities in places and regions.
SOC-6-17. The student understands relationships that exist among world cultures.
SOC-6-17.C. Analyze how culture traits spread.
SOC-6-17.D. Explain why cultures borrow from each other.
SOC-6-17.E. Evaluate how cultural borrowing affects world cultures.
Social studies skills
SOC-6-21. The student applies critical-thinking skills to organize and use information acquired from a variety of sources including electronic technology.
SOC-6-21.C. Organize and interpret information from outlines, reports, databases, and visuals including graphs, charts, timelines, and maps.
SOC-6-22. The student communicates in written, oral, and visual forms.
SOC-6-22.D. Create written and visual material such as journal entries, reports, graphic organizers, outlines, and bibliographies.
Technology Applications
Grades 6-8
Information Acquisition
TECH-(6-8).4. The student uses a variety of strategies to acquire information from electronic resources, with appropriate supervision.
TECH-(6-8).4.A. use strategies to locate and acquire desired information on LANs and WANs, including the Internet, intranet, and collaborative software.
TECH-(6-8).4.B. apply appropriate electronic search strategies in the acquisition of information including keyword and Boolean search strategies.

1.Country LinksWeb Site
2.Map of AfricaotherHardware:

Microsoft Office
3.MigrationWeb SiteHardware:
Internet Access
4.Travel Journal InstructionsHandoutHardware:

Microsoft Office
5.Three Hypotheses for MigrationHandoutHardware:

Microsoft Office
6.My HypothesisHandoutHardware:

Microsoft Office
7.Bantu Map InstructionsHandoutHardware:

Microsoft Office