Lesson 7: Trekking to Timbuktu: Restoring the Past (Student Version)
Here is the last major topic you need to cover for the big pitch you're going to make to the producers of Globe Trekkers—and it's very important one. Who wants to travel to see a bunch of sand-covered ruins? Lots of things are being done to rescue the buildings and the ancient manuscripts of the long gone days of past glory. Once you find out what these are, you can present them as a major reason for Globe Trekkers to visit the "reawakening" city of Timbuktu!
What environmental factors threaten Timbuktu?
What measures are being taken to restore the mosques?
How are the ancient manuscripts being preserved?
Why does Timbuktu remain important to the world today?
Examine the environmental conditions that presently threaten Timbuktu.
Evaluate the efforts being taken to restore the ancient mosques.
Evaluate the efforts being taken to restore the ancient manuscripts.
Evaluate the short and long-term contributions of Timbuktu and the kingdoms of the era.