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Benin: AD900-1300

Benin; AD900-1300

 

This week we learnt where the Kingdom of Benin was located and understand that land borders may change over time and how this period fits into a wider picture of British and World history.

 

We used an atlas to find Benin and then find Nigeria because Benin during the period AD900-1300 was not where it is now, but what is now Nigeria.

 

We created a timeline classifying the events given into British History or World History.  This allowed us to apply the place value skills that we have been focusing on in Maths this week.

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We learnt what conglomerate means!

 

We know very little about the early period of Benin – what we do know has come from archaeologists.

 

Historians think it started off as a group of rainforest villages, each ruled by a chief.  Around AD 900 the villages came together as a conglomerate to be ruled by one King called Ogiso which means King of the Sky.  We discussed what we thought could be the possible advantages of coming together.

The Benin story of creation - using storytelling to pass on the past.

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Benin creation story

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Storytelling was a way of passing on the past.

Storytelling was a way of passing on the past. We prepared a storytelling of the Benin story of creation

Storytelling was a way of passing on the past.  We prepared a storytelling of the Benin story of creation 1
Storytelling was a way of passing on the past.  We prepared a storytelling of the Benin story of creation 2
Storytelling was a way of passing on the past.  We prepared a storytelling of the Benin story of creation 3
Storytelling was a way of passing on the past.  We prepared a storytelling of the Benin story of creation 4
Storytelling was a way of passing on the past.  We prepared a storytelling of the Benin story of creation 5
Storytelling was a way of passing on the past.  We prepared a storytelling of the Benin story of creation 6
Storytelling was a way of passing on the past.  We prepared a storytelling of the Benin story of creation 7
Storytelling was a way of passing on the past.  We prepared a storytelling of the Benin story of creation 8
Storytelling was a way of passing on the past.  We prepared a storytelling of the Benin story of creation 9
Storytelling was a way of passing on the past.  We prepared a storytelling of the Benin story of creation 10
Storytelling was a way of passing on the past.  We prepared a storytelling of the Benin story of creation 11
Storytelling was a way of passing on the past.  We prepared a storytelling of the Benin story of creation 12
Storytelling was a way of passing on the past.  We prepared a storytelling of the Benin story of creation 13
Storytelling was a way of passing on the past.  We prepared a storytelling of the Benin story of creation 14
Storytelling was a way of passing on the past.  We prepared a storytelling of the Benin story of creation 15
Storytelling was a way of passing on the past.  We prepared a storytelling of the Benin story of creation 16
Storytelling was a way of passing on the past.  We prepared a storytelling of the Benin story of creation 17
Storytelling was a way of passing on the past.  We prepared a storytelling of the Benin story of creation 18
Storytelling was a way of passing on the past.  We prepared a storytelling of the Benin story of creation 19
Storytelling was a way of passing on the past.  We prepared a storytelling of the Benin story of creation 20
Storytelling was a way of passing on the past.  We prepared a storytelling of the Benin story of creation 21
Storytelling was a way of passing on the past.  We prepared a storytelling of the Benin story of creation 22
Storytelling was a way of passing on the past.  We prepared a storytelling of the Benin story of creation 23
Storytelling was a way of passing on the past.  We prepared a storytelling of the Benin story of creation 24
Storytelling was a way of passing on the past.  We prepared a storytelling of the Benin story of creation 25
Storytelling was a way of passing on the past.  We prepared a storytelling of the Benin story of creation 26
Storytelling was a way of passing on the past.  We prepared a storytelling of the Benin story of creation 27
Storytelling was a way of passing on the past.  We prepared a storytelling of the Benin story of creation 28

A plaque of Oba

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Our own Oba plaques and job adverts

Our own Oba plaques and job adverts 1
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Benin Art

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