First Term JSS3 History Lesson Note


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This lesson note covers the following topics for JSS3 First Term History:

  1. Origin and nature of Trans-Saharan Trade.
  2. Commodities traded during Trans-Saharan Trade:
  • Gold
  • Salt
  • Horse
  • Slaves
  • Ostrich feathers
  • Spices, etc.
  1. Trade routes during Trans-Saharan Trade:
  • Borno-Tripoli route
  • Kanem Borno –  Sudan route.
  • Kano- Fezzan route.
  1. Effects of Trans-Saharan Trade:
  • Introduction of international trade.
  • Introduction of the use of camels as a means of transportation.
  • Introduction of slave trade across the Saharan.
  • Introduction of Islam and Arabic language.

Encouraged interaction between North Africa and West Africa, etc.

Week 5 – 7: Origin and Organisation of Trans-Saharan Trade.

  1. Nature of early European contacts with Nigeria.
  2. Early Europeans that came to Nigeria:
  • European Explorers  (e.g Mungopark, H. Clapperton, Richard and John Lander (i.e. the Lander Brothers, etc.)
  1. Nature of Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade:
  • Organisation
  • Impact
  • Abolition of Trans-Atlantic Slave trade.
  1. The Legitimate Trade (i.e the trade of Palm Oil).

Week 8 – 10: Revision

Week 11 – 12: Examination


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