- I can identify the critical components of imperialism
- I can communicate and work effectively within a team or group.
- I can create a political cartoon that illustrates differences between African and European perspectives of colonization.
- RAP: To open class, students analyzed a political cartoon depicting European colonization of Africa, considering the following questions: What is taking place in this cartoon? What is the perspective of Europeans? What is the perspective of Africans? Afterward, students discussed their responses with one another, which serves as a warm-up for our next assignment.
- Main Stage: Next students were assigned group projects to create political cartoons about European colonization of Africa. Groups were assigned a specific African perspective of colonization to analyze, either Kenya, Ghana, Democratic Republic of Congo, and Algeria (click here to see roles). Students were responsible for reading about their assigned country, and then creating a political cartoon and presentation for next class (click here to see assignment and worksheet).
- Closing: Students spent the remainder of class preparing their presentations and creating their cartoons to present on Friday.