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.
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.