Houghton Mifflin Social Studies
Across the Centuries

Lesson at a Glance
Chapter 5, Lesson 3: The Empires of Mali and Songhai (pp. 118-122)

The Big Idea
Framework Concept: Diversity After the fall of Ghana, the valuable salt and gold trade led to the establishment of two even larger and wealthier empires in West Africa, Mali and Songhai.

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