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This is a must-have for any teacher looking to facilitate an engaging lesson on Sundiata and the empire of Mali. Students compare characters, elements and plot-points from the Lion King story to the Epic of Sundiata. Enjoy!


This download includes the 22-slide PowerPoint with text, images, links, information and activities, as well as the SUNDIATA Historical Stick Figure and the text handout for the Epic of Sundiata.


Use this 22-slide PowerPoint and free worksheet to teach about African Empires using students' knowledge of the Disney film The Lion King. Activities, word sorts, maps, a Sundiata Historical Stick Figure assignment, background info and more.

The Lion King compared to Sundiata and The Empire of Mali

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  • Pages:

    22 slides and a printable graphic organizer
  • Subject(s):

    History, Movies, Africa

  • Format(s):

    Zip with PowerPoint, Word, PDF

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