Imperialism in Africa - Leopold II and the Congo - Reading and Questions - This 7 page resource details the role of Leopold II in the Congo as part of imperialism in Africa or the Scramble for Africa. It includes a one and a half page reading on the history and significance of King Leopold II and his brutal rule of the Congo Free State. The reading is concise and informative and will help your students to better understand the history of imperialism in Africa. As well, the resource includes a series of 13 questions related to the reading and focuses on both comprehension and analysis. Finally, the resource includes a political cartoon that requires students to analyze its symbolism and overall message as related to imperialism in Africa and the role of King Leopold II.
Overall, this is an excellent resource and will make a great addition to your imperialism in Africa unit of study. Your students will be engaged by learning about the brutal reign of King Leopold II and his rule over the Congo.