Monday, October 22, 2012

Salt and Gold

I introduced Ghana's gold/salt trade today.  Start up question from History Alive!:  "Is salt worth its weight in gold?"

It's always fun to do something out of the ordinary.

We didn't get a chance to play the game in earnest today, but we will tomorrow.

Either way, when you're discussing the blog tonight, you could ask what they remember about the gold/salt trade.  What continent are they trading on?  Why was salt so important?  What (landform) did the salt traders have to cross?

When you've finished reading and discussing, write the following quote on a piece of scrap paper: "All that glitters is not gold, but gold is..." Then, have the adult you read the blog with sign the paper.  Remember, you're signing it as proof that you read and discussed the blog.  Please don't sign it unless you read and discussed it.

I'm hoping to meet a lot of you at the conferences tonight.

See you soon.

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