Africa 19th Century Teacher Resources
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Students participate in a series of activities to explore the lives of slaves in 19th century America. They examine the design of slave ships, the hardships endured, and the ways that owners depended on slaves for their economic survival.
In this fantastic simulation, your young historians take on the roles of imperialistic European countries in the nineteenth century and then "scramble" to carve up the continent of Africa! This is a very hands-on activity that will help your learners to understand the economic and arbitrary motivations of European powers in African colonization.
Students interpret and analyze primary source documents and compare and contrast childhood today with that of the past.
Students explore Africa. For this global studies lesson, students research the history of African nations, noting the impact of European colonization and other historical events. Students design posters about the nations they research.
Prepare yourself for a top-notch presentation on colonialism in Africa! Discussed are the reasons for African multilingualism. Maps and a country-by-country look at various colonists that made their mark on the African continent are explored. A case study and look at the effects of colonialism are covered in sociolinguistic terms. Remember that language houses culture and the shifts seen therein.
Learners study the effects of colonialism on Africa. In this world history lesson plan, students identify and locate the colonial powers within Africa as well as the make-up of Africa today as they read and analyze writings/readings from multiple perspectives. Learners analyze the reasons for the colonial break-up in Africa and identify stereotypes of Africa and work to dispel these myths/stereotypes.
Learners evaluate the different types of historical and geographical information that one can gather through close study of historical maps from the 16th through the 19th centuries. They create their own maps.
Young scholars examine reasons for immigration to the United States in the 19th century. They role play as immigrants asked to write accounts of their immigrant experiences.
Seventh graders complete a unit of lessons on the reform movements of the mid-1800's in the U.S. They participate in an Internet scavenger hunt, analyze primary source documents, and develop and perform a simulation of a mid-19th century reform rally.
New Review Imperialism
This presentation reviews the ins and outs of nineteenth century imperialism. The narrator discusses the colonization of Africa in great detail, and delves into the effects of industrialization, superior technology, and widespread disease on the imperialistic motivations of European powers.
Students explore the factors that contributed to the decline of Timbuktu and the myths and misconceptions about the city. Students study the obstacles that made a journey to Timbuktu a difficult one as well as discover the first European to make the journey to Timbuktu in the 19th century.
Students observe, discuss, and interpret Radcliffe Bailey's work "By the River" by creating a personal narrative of the 18th or 19th century. Internet access is required and related links are offered for teaching aides.
If your really want your history class to know everything about old and new imperialism, look no further. This 58-slide presentation depicts, describes, and explains everything from 19th Century expansion and the Congress of Berlin to the Russo-Japanese War and the Boxer Rebellion. A five-star resource ready to make your next unit on Imperialism great.
Pupils locate on a map the places in Africa where the majority of slaves came from. They express their own personal thoughts and feelings about slavery.
In this online interactive U.S. history worksheet, students respond to 9 short answer and essay questions about 19th century America. Students may check some of their answers on the interactive worksheet.
Students study folktales and other stories from West Africa. By hearing and reading these stories they explore many new cultural and religious beliefs, such as spirits inhabiting nature and possessing special powers. Once the students become familiar with these, they go to the gallery with some knowledge and background of the culture that created the works of art.
Students use the powers of the Internet to discover some of the secrets to the continent of Africa. In this African studies lesson plan, students gain an understanding of contemporary African culture from a female perspective. Students identify similarities and differences between contemporary Africa and their culture as they confront stereotypes of African women and children/teens.
New Review Rwanda, Past and Present
Explore the deep and lasting impact of European colonialism on the African continent through the lens of the Rwandan nation. Class members will take part in an experiential activity as Hutus and Tutsis, analyzing the divisive conflict between the two groups, and then take guided notes on the history of Rwanda and the scramble for Africa.
In this geography worksheet, students find the missing word or phrase that best completes each of the 10 sentences pertaining to Central Africa.
New Review Things Fall Apart, Part 2
"If you want to bee it well, you must not stand in one place." The second of two videos devoted to Chinua Achebe’s Things Fall Apart, the narrator focuses on the historical contexts and the "crossroads of culture," where traditional Igbo culture meets that of the missionaries, where "the European system of colonization failed to see human beings as human beings" and thus "wrought destruction in Africa and across the world."