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Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown: Tanzania for the History Classroom

Grade Levels
9th - 12th
Formats Included
  • PDF
15 pages
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My students love Anthony Bourdain, and this video is a great addition to any class studying Africa, colonization, and human-environment interaction in Africa! This documentary on Tanzania starts with a history of Zanzibar and Tony’s tour in this semi-autonomous island of the coast of Tanzania. His guide reflects on the Zanzibar Revolution and colonial rule, a segment I love to use when talking about the Scramble for Africa, the impacts of colonization, and the effects of post-colonization. Tony then travels to mainland Tanzania and the documentary shifts in message to explore the conflict between the Maasai tribe and lion preservation in the area. This is an intriguing issue for students to explore and debate in conjunction with the video.

What’s included in this resource:

**A Video Guide with a summary of each part of the video

**A content advisory tailored for the classroom where I have listed any content you would want to be aware of before showing the video to students. I have also listed my personal recommendation.

**20 Video comprehension questions with an answer key

**Map activity where students will draw the map of Africa based on the colonizing nation (works best with classes with a background on the Scramble for Africa). Answer key included.

**Online research activity on the Zanzibar Revolution with an answer key

**A debate lesson plan for two class periods over human and environmental conflicts in Tanzania and beyond. Worksheets for the debate are included.

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Total Pages
15 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
3 hours
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