- In the villages, education was carried out by the family and other villagers.
- Children learned the history of their people and the skills needed as adults
- In West Africa, griots, or storytellers, helped in schooling.
- They kept alive an oral history- the stories passed down from generation to generation.
- Women in Africa acted mostly as wives and mothers.
- Some women served as soldiers in some African kingdoms.
- Men had more rights and controlled much of what women did.
- Some African women also won fame as rulers.
A child doing their education homework.