Introductory Workshop

National Council for the Social Studies Annual Conference // Colonization and Independence in Africa

8:45 am — 9:40 am
Austin Convention Center
Austin, Texas

Session 238, Room 10A, Level 3

Abstract: Explore African case studies to examine the contested nature of colonization and independence. Discover tools to build historical thinking skills and identify how perspective impacts historical inquiry.

The content of the session addresses these questions: What were the competing views on colonization and decolonization in the late nineteen century? How did African resistance culminate in independence movements of the mid-twentieth century? How has the legacy of colonialism continued to affect Africa, and North-South relations, today?

In addition to analyzing the four case studies, participants will examine common themes that stretch beyond these cases.

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A one-year Digital Editions license for Colonization and Independence in Africa is provided to all who attend.


“Thank you again for a great session. One of the best PD experiences I have had in years.”
– Connie, Connecticut


This workshop is appropriate for middle and high school social studies educators

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Mimi Stephens

Choices Director of Sales and Professional Development
Mimi is the Director of Sales and Professional Development for the Choices Program. Prior to joining the Choices Program in 2011, Mimi worked at Clark University where she served as the Director of the Teacher Center for Global Studies supporting K12 social studies teachers throughout Massachusetts for more than 20 years. Mimi holds a Masters in International Development and Social Change from Clark University.
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