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Section 1: The Americas, West Africa, and Europe

The Internet contains a wealth of information, but sometimes it's a little tricky to find what you need. By using the preselected Web sites provided below you will be able to narrow your search, answer assigned questions, and save precious time. Simply follow the links to find valuable research materials and activity support. There's a lot of information in here, happy hunting!

West African Kingdoms http://www.bbc.co.uk/ worldservice/ africa/ features/ storyofafrica/ index_section4.shtml
History and geography of the major African trading states from the 5th through the 16th century. Explains the complex ties between European slave traders and African rulers, merchants, and middlemen.

Martin Luther http://www.pbs.org/ wgbh/ pages/ frontline/ shows/ apocalypse/ explanation/ martinluther.html
An explanation of Luther's message to Christians, his position on indulgences, European Jews, the pope, the Book of Revelation, and other points. Also explains the role of the printing press in disseminating Luther's message.

Reformation http://www.mun.ca/ rels/ hrollmann/ reform/ reform.html
Extensive collection of resources related to Martin Luther and other leaders of the Reformation.