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Introduce the topic of sustainable development. Using Africa as an example, high schoolers will read about these types of projects and how they are protecting their wildlife in reserves. They analyze the role of globalization in these types of projects and debate the usefulness in wildlife reserves.
Students study the effects of colonialism on Africa. For 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. Students analyze the reasons for the colonial break-up in Africa and identify stereotypes of Africa and work to dispel these myths/stereotypes.
Students examine the impact the Atlantic Slave Trade had on Africa and the African people, through the analysis of literature and film. They identify the geographic regions of Africa and locate selected African countries, countries that are used as later case studies in the examination the legacy of slavery and colonialism
Students listen to a lecture on the geography of sub-Sahara Africa. They then make a poster that illustrates the various landforms and climates that can be found in Africa. Students listen to a lecture on the diversity of African cultures. They write a diary entry that chronicles what slaves or slave owners went through on the trans-Atlantic voyage of a slave ship.
Learners will explore the collapse of European imperialism. They'll response to three critical thinking questions in essay form. Topics include Pol Pot and Khmer Rouge in Cambodia, South African apartheid, and the role Nelson Mandela, Desmond Tutu, and F.W. de Klerk played in destroying apartheid. These are also great topics for class discussion.
Ninth graders explore the concept of imperialism. In this imperialism lesson, 9th graders analyze primary sources regarding British imperialism in Africa. Students analyze the sources for credibility as they gain an understanding of the independence movements in Africa after World War II.
Heart of Darkness can challenge even the best readers. Here's a pre-reading strategy that will engage class members and provide background and context for Conrad's study of racism, savagery and imperialism. Class members brainstorm, list, sort, and group vocabulary they associate with "Africans." Readers revise the posted charts as they progress through the text and expand their knowledge and understanding.
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.