A Table of Contents (Under Construction...)


Note: I am a techno-newbie, so I do not know how to create a 'bookish' Table of Contents for a wikispace...

So in the meantime, perhaps you can use this as a General Outline of the subject...


I do recommend viewing the National Geographic DVD: Guns, Germs, and Steel with Jared Diamond, as an Introduction,

so that all 'students' etc. can start with a shared historical experience and a common vocabulary... But that is up to you...


1. Introduction to World History

1.1 Guns, Germs, and Steel by Jared Diamond

1.2 Historical Timelines

-- World History_1320s Timeline

-- Mali Historical Timeline

-- Timbuktu Historical Timeline

1.3 Ancient Maps

-- Early World Maps

-- Abraham Cresques - Map Maker


2. History of Mali

2.1 Ancient Mali - the Empire of Mali

-- Biography of Mansa Musa

2.2 Colonial Mali

-- Scramble for Africa

-- French West Africa: 1880-1960

-- Mali by Wikipedia

2.3 The Republic of Mali

-- 1960 - Present...

-- Mali by Wikipedia


3. Maps

-- Mapping African Exploration, 1541-1880

-- Google Maps etc.


4. People: Biographies

-- Mansa Musa - Emperor of Mali

-- Ibn Battuta_Islamic World Traveler

-- Abraham Cresques - Map Maker

-- Rene Auguste Caillie - French Explorer

-- Salif Keita_Musician and Singer-Songwriter


5. Places:

-- Timbuktu- Ancient Manuscripts

-- Great Mosque of Djenne, Mali

-- Tassili n'Ajjer: World Heritage Site in the Sahara Desert


6. Mali Today

-- Blog from Bamako by Bruce Whitehouse

-- Google in Mali: You can Search as if you were "In-Country"

6.1 Government and Politics

-- Mali by Wikipedia

-- Rebellion in Northern Mali:

A. Political Turmoil

B. Timbuktu - Ancient Manuscripts

C. The War on Terror's Next Battleground

D. Elections: Voting for Peace

6.2 Infrastructure and Development

-- Mali by Wikipedia

-- ECOWAS - Economic Community of West African States

6.3 Economy and Trade

-- Mali by Wikipedia

-- ECOWAS - Economic Community of West African States

6.4 Communication and Transportation

-- Mali by Wikipedia

-- World Newspapers

6.5 Health and Education

-- Mali by Wikipedia

6.6 Social and Cultural Aspects

A. Bamako, capital city

B. Internet Radio Mali

C. Film_Swirl in Bamako

D. Salif Keita-Musician and Singer-Songwriter

E. Music of the Kora

F. World Newspapers


7. The Future of Africa and Mali

A. UNESCO - United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization

B. Gates Foundation

C. ECOWAS - Economic Community of West African States

D. The New Scramble for Africa - a book by Padraig Camody: 2011.

The fast-growth presence of China and India, etc.



8. Index