Adventures in Time and Place
Grade 6: World
Infographic #8: Timbuktu
1. In 1988, Timbuktu was listed as an UNESCO World Heritage site. This designation recognizes that a place has “outstanding universal value.” In 1990, it was included on the List of World Heritage in Danger. Why is Timbuktu included on those two lists? Find out at World’s Most Endangered Sites.
Online Activity: Making the Lists
Some of the standards, or criteria, for qualifying for the World Heritage List and the List of World Heritage in Danger are listed below. Look at the criteria. Then use the information on the Web site to tell why Timbuktu belongs on the two lists. Type your persuasive arguments in the spaces provided.