Have you ever heard an adult say 'It was all the way out in Timbuktu?
This is cool!!
This expression means that a destination is in the middle of nowhere , far away from civilization. Timbuktu is more than just a figure of speech, though. It’s an actual place, found in the country of Mali in the Sahara Desert.
I wanna go there!
For hundreds of years, Timbuktu was a center of scholarly study in the Islamic world. Thousands of students came to learn here. Three ancient mosques still stand and the city holds many ancient books and papers.
Ashley, Vincent, and Kassidy are assigned a project on Timbuktu. They are to find facts and present them to the class.
Mrs. Janice elaborates on the subject. She gives the students a few facts to go by before the presentations.
Ashley is the first to present, and she is excited.