Resource 2: Pictorial map of Great Zimbabwe
Teacher resource for planning or adapting to use with pupils
- Find Great Zimbabwe.
- Find the Zimbabwe Plateau. Why do you think the founders of Great Zimbabwe decided to build the settlement on a plateau?
- What natural resources were found in and around the region of Great Zimbabwe?
- Why were these resources important?
- What other environmental factors may have contributed to the people’s decision to settle on the Zimbabwe Plateau?
Original source: Dyer, C., Nisbet, J., Friedman, M., Johannesson, B., Jacobs, M., Roberts, B. & Seleti, Y. (2005). Looking into the Past: Source-based History for Grade 10. Cape Town: Maskew Miller Longman. ISBN 0 636 06045 4.