Virtual Kollage: HISTORY

HISTORY

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INTRODUCTION TO THE STUDY OF AFRICAN HISTORY
The definition of history and the importance of studying it 
Six benefits students derive from studying history as a subject 
The sources of African history 
The importance of oral sources to African history 
The importance of ethnography to African history 
The importance of archaeology to the study of African history
The importance of numismatics to the study of African history 
The importance of linguistics as a source of African history  
The methods of African history 

AFRICAN PRE-HISTORY UP TO 500 B,C.
The processes of acquiring food in pre-historic times (Hunting, gathering and fishing)
The beginning of community or village life in pre-history Africa 
The reasons for the migration of the African Stone Aged man from the Savannah zone to the forest zone 
Some activities of early farming man which are considered to be spectacular 
The discovery of fire by the early farming man and how this benefited him 
How the transition to food production impacted the life of the early farming man 

THE CIVILIZATIONS OF NORTH AFRICA FROM 3000 B.C. TO 1800 A.D. 
Pharoanic Egypt
The importance of the Nile to ancient Egypt
The methods used by the ancient Egyptians to develop their agriculture 
The contributions of Egypt to civilization 
The political organization of ancient Egypt 

The Berbers 
The factors that accounted for the rise of the Berber kingdoms 
The features of the ancient Berber civilization 
The influence of the Arabs on the Berber civilization 
The economic organization of the ancient Berber Society 
The organization of agriculture within the ancient Berber civilization

The kingdom of Kush
The factors that contributed to the rise of the kingdom of Kush 
The contribution of the Kushite Kingdom civilization

THE TRADITIONAL INDUSTRIES OR OCCUPATIONS IN GHANA
The importance of the shea nut tree to the pre-colonial economy of Ghana
The importance of the Palm Tree to the pre-colonial economy of Ghana
The importance of the Kola Nut tree to the pre-colonial economy of Ghana
The importance of salt to the pre-colonial economy of Ghana
The importance of leather making to the pre-colonial economy of Ghana
The importance of iron-making to the pre-colonial economy of Ghana
The importance of pottery in the pre-colonial economy of Ghana

THE SOCIAL AND POLITICAL ORGANIZATION OF GHANA
The social organization of the Akan society


THE RISE AND GROWTH OF STATES OF GHANA
The factors that account for the growth of the forest states of Ghana 
The factors that contributed to the rise of the coastal states and kingdoms in Ghana 
The factors that influenced the rise and growth of the northern states of Ghana

PARTITIONING OF AFRICA
The reasons for the partitioning of Africa 
Steps taken by the British to establish their control over the Gold Coast 
Reasons for the failure of the Gold Coast Poll Tax of 1852 
The main political events in the Gold Coast between 1951 and 1957 
The contributions of George Maclean to the entrenchment of British rule in the Gold Coast 

INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS
United Nations Organization
The achievements of the United Nations
The problems of the United Nations Organization

The Commonwealth of Nations
The features of the Commonwealth of Nations
The achievements of the Commonwealth of Nations
Benefits of being a member of the Commonwealth of Nations

The Economic Community of West African States
The achievements of ECOWAS
The problems of ECOWAS