Lesson 3: Trekking to Timbuktu: Timbuktu: A Center of Trade (Teacher Version)
The trade network that flourished in West Africa led to the rise of a number of important cities. Timbuktu is a prime example. From rather humble beginnings, it grew to become the heart of commerce in the kingdom of Mali.
What were the origins of Timbuktu?
What role did geography play in the development of Timbuktu?
What did the kingdom of Mali contribute to civilization?
Examine the origins of Timbuktu.
Evaluate the importance of geography to the political, economic, and cultural development of Timbuktu.
Evaluate the short and long-term significance of Mali.