Hi global studies classes! One week until spring break! I am sure you are beginning to feel anxious to spend some time away from school and recharge your minds, bodies, and hearts. I am excited too, but also want to make sure you have completed all your work prior to the break. Make sure to turn in your physical systems/climate change assignments into Canvas! We are moving onto a new unit in class, so the longer you wait to complete the assignment, the more difficult it will become!
- I can identify the critical components of imperialism
- I can explain connections between events, issues, problems, and concepts.
- I can communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.
- I can define colonialism and identify its effects on Africa during the 19th century.
- RAP: To open class, I wanted to give students a chance to visually and emotionally connect with the topic of imperialism, colonialism, and nation-states. To do this, students held a silent discussion by viewing these images and cartoons about colonialism in Africa. Students wrote reflections to each image, either by describing what they saw in the photo, how the photo made them felt, or asking any questions prompted by the photo. Afterward we discussed common themes. Thanks for the powerful discussion and questions!
- Main Stage: Next students took some 10 minute Cornell notes to define the terms Colonialism, Imperialism, Nation-States, Sovereignty, Independence, Enslavement, and Exploitation. I know, I know, an utterly depressing set of terms, but also important to grasp as we learn about the critical components of imperialism. Afterward, we read the introduction of this article about imperialism and colonialism of Africa during the 19th century and discussed.
- Closing: To end class, students began preparing answers for our Colonization of Africa FAQ Mixer based on their assigned reading. Students must complete the "Introduction" questions of the Mixer FAQ notes, as well as their assigned questions (I assigned in class) using the reading. Students will be responsible for preparing answers to these questions before next class, since we will use these to open next class.