Welcome back to school everyone! Great energy today, thanks for showing up and giving your best effort. We are now just 10 short weeks away from the end of the school year. Be sure to keep focused on your goals for the remainder of your 9th grade year at WHS.
- I can identify the critical components of imperialism
- I can explain connections between events, issues, problems, and concepts.
- I can examine the effects of colonialism using evidence from a text.
- RAP: Welcome back! To open class, students completed a POP QUIZ! about European colonialism in Africa. While I do not like pop quizzes, I wanted students to use this an opportunity to self-assess their knowledge and understanding of the readings assigned before spring break. After the quiz, we reviewed the answers aloud in class (see class slides below).
- Main Stage: Next, students began examining the effects of colonization. First, the class brainstormed a set of themes or topics aloud together. Themes and topics included: Assimilation of African peoples into European culture, African women lost power, Introduction of new technologies, Restructuring of African economies, and so forth. After brainstorming, students then worked in groups to find evidence to support the themes.
- Closing: To wrap it all up, students then had to summarize the effects of colonization using their group brainstorm as a guide. Students were assigned, "What were the effects of European colonization of Africa" (posted on Canvas). Students must complete the assignment by Wednesday, which should take no more than 30 minutes if students participated fully in class.