Scramble for Africa

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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.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Concepts

Pros

  • Activity directions for students are specific and portray historical information well
  • Very engaging activity with room for adaptation
Cons

  • Will require preparation of materials
  • Though the lesson does not specify this, you will need to determine how to identify African countries on the base map
Common Core