Discuss and PROVE that Africa was Central to Global Trade in the Eastern Hemisphere during the MEDIEVAL PERIOD which is AD300 through AD 1325.

Africa has been characterized as the Dark Continent, that it is, it is accused of being on the periphery of the ancient and medieval worlds’ economies.
Using the Geography Power Point Download Geography Power Pointand the Power Points on 4b Medieval West Africa ( Download Medieval West Africa (Trans-Saharan Trade, Empires of Ghana, Mali, & Songhai, Mansa Kankan Musa, and Introduction of Islam), And4c East and Southern Africa Download 4c East and Southern Africa, Discuss and PROVE that Africa was Central to Global Trade in the Eastern Hemisphere during the MEDIEVAL PERIOD which is AD300 through AD 1325.
TIMELINE: from AD 300 through AD 1400
THESIS STATEMENT: Africa was central to Global Trade during the Medieval Period
PROOF: Must include Date, Location, Activity, Global Trade includes Ideas and Products transmitted to Africa from the Eastern Hemisphere AND Ideas and Products transmitted From Africa to the Eastern Hemisphere showing HOW Africa was Central to Global Trade in the Eastern Hemisphere during the Medieval Period.
1 Trade from the West African Interior to the North African Coast (Kingdoms/Empires Ghana, Mali, Songhai) Trans-Saharan Trade
2 Introduction of Islam to Axum, North Africa, the West African Interior, and the East African Trading City States
3 Trade from the interior to the East African Coast (East African Trading City States: Kilwa)
4 Trade from the interior to the Southern African Coast (Kingdom/Empire Zimbabwe)