Hi everyone! Today is our last day of new learning about colonialism in Africa! On Thursday you will take the final exam for the unit. Click here to view the possible questions and begin preparing for the test! You will have to complete five short answer questions in class. If you have completed the readings, then you will do fine!
- I can identify the critical components of imperialism
- I can communicate and work effectively within a team or group.
- I can explain the primary motivations that led to the independence movements in Africa during the 20th century using multiple sources.
- RAP: To open class, students completed a quick write and shared their responses to the following question: What were Africans main critiques or grievances of European colonial rule? We used this question to review the basic terms of the unit, including colonialism, imperialism, exploitation, sovereignty, nation-states, resistance, and independence.
- Main Stage: To deepen student understanding of the wave of independence movements during the 20th century, students worked in small groups to complete the following reading, questions, and timeline.
- Closing: To end class, students had small group and class wide discussion about the themes of resistance and independence. First, students brainstormed specific motivations that inspired the wave of independence movements on sticky notes. Then as a group, students identified common themes and topics, and shared them aloud. At the end of class, I asked a series of questions to help distill student learning about the motivations for independence. This will serve as our spring-board for our future historical investigation projects, where students will learn about the connection between nationalism and independence movements and colonialism.