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Ghana


Things to Know

Republic of Ghana

Ghana lies on the west coast of Africa.

Capital: Accra

Map of Ghana

Currency-Cedis

Languages: English (official), African languages (Ga, Ewe, Fante, Hausa, Twi, Akan, Konkomba, Dagbani, Gonja)

Cocoa is Ghana's largest export. The cocoa beans are used to make chocolate.
Visit a cocoa plantation
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Animals

 Roloway monkeys

History

Ghana was known as the center of the gold, ivory, and slave trade during the 17th and 18th centuries

Ashanti empire, which rose to power during the late seventeenth century.

Climate

Tropical-hot and humid.

Land

Lake Volta is Ghana's largest artificial lake.

Southern Ghana is covered with dense rain forest, partially cleared to plant cocoa, coffee, banana, and oil palm trees. Wide savannahs extend to the North. The subsoil is rich in gold, diamonds, manganese, and bauxite.

Plants

The three main types of forest in Finland are pine, spruce and birch

Recipes

Yam fufu balls and oto recipes.

Read/Music

Ghana is famous for its weavers of Kente cloth; an Asante ceremonial cloth.

Listen to some traditional Ghanaian music.

Make

Kente Cloths-Use geometric shapes to design your own Kente Cloth strips.

Create your own Adinkra Cloth.

Anansi The Spider

Anansi the Spider Stories
Why Anansi Has Eight Thin Legs
Anansi And Turtle

Make your own Anansi the Spider

Anansi the Spider: A Tale from the Ashanti
Extension Activity-Create A Special Name

Screensaver

CARE's Ghana Screensaver

Print/Color

Ghana Flag and bookmark color pages

View

Virtual Field Trip-Journey with Care to Ghana.

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