Who were the leaders of Benin? What was life like for ordinary people? Why was Benin destroyed? What are Benin bronzes?
This book helps children at Key Stage 2 discover the answers to these and other fascinating questions. It also recommends sites on the Internet and sources in local libraries where they can find out more about Benin 900-1897CE. The detective shows how to create a project about people's lives during the rise and fall of Benin, make animal sculptures like those that were offered up to Benin's gods and write a letter to Benin's leader explaining your thoughts about the slave trade.
Packed with fascinating information, The History Detective Investigates series inspires children's curiosity to find out more about the past.