Course curriculum

  • 1
    Introduction
    • Course Structure
  • 2
    Unit 1
    • Guest Welcome, Exhibition Layout and Objects
  • 3
    Unit 2
    • Introduction to Caravans of Gold, Fragments in Time: Art, Culture, and Exchange Across Medieval Saharan Africa
  • 4
    Check Your Learning (Units 1-2)
    • Quiz for Units 1-2
  • 5
    Unit 3
    • Driving Desires: Gold and Salt
  • 6
    Check Your Learning (Unit 3)
    • Quiz for Unit 3
  • 7
    Unit 4
    • Saharan Frontiers
  • 8
    Check Your Learning (Unit 4)
    • Quiz for Unit 4
  • 9
    Unit 5
    • The Long Reach of the Sahara
  • 10
    Unit 6
    • Shifting Away from the Sahara
  • 11
    Check Your Learning (Units 5-6)
    • Quiz for Units 5-6
  • 12
    Unit 7
    • Saharan Echoes
  • 13
    Unit 8
    • Conclusion
  • 14
    Check Your Learning (Units 7-8)
    • Quiz for Units 7-8
  • 15
    GLOSSARY
    • Important Terms
  • 16
    FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
    • FAQ
  • 17
    APPENDIX 1
    • Islam in Northern and Western Africa
  • 18
    APPENDIX 2
    • Trans-Saharan Trade: Ghana, Mali and Songhai Empires
  • 19
    APPENDIX 3
    • Key Excavation Sites
  • 20
    APPENDIX 4
    • Ibn Battuta
  • 21
    APPENDIX 5
    • Salt
  • 22
    APPENDIX 6
    • Gold and Gilt
  • 23
    APPENDIX 7
    • Trading Currencies
  • 24
    APPENDIX 8
    • Indigo
  • 25
    APPENDIX 9
    • Glass
  • 26
    Additional Resources
    • Useful Links