Students explore Africa in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, and consider the changes colonialism imposed on African governments, economies, and societies. Students consider some of the ways Africans responded to European colonialism.
National Council for the Social Studies Annual Conference // Colonization and Independence in Africa
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.
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