To understand how the countries of Africa gained their independence during the post-World War II period.
1 class period
This lesson involves a game during which the class is divided into two teams. To begin, a person from Team 1 is asked to pick a category and point value from the chart. For example, someone might choose “Independence Movements for 20.” That person then reads the statement and tries to identify the missing word or name. The number of letters in the answer is given as a clue in parentheses. A correct answer earns the team 20 points. If a wrong answer is given, the team loses 20 points. Play continues with Team 2 taking its turn.
The game includes five categories pertaining to the countries of Africa gaining their independence during the post-World War II period. Each has five questions worth 10, 20, 30, 40, and 50 points.
• Colonial Africa
• Independence Movements
• Foreign Countries
• New Nations
• Words and Terms
Class members should fill in the correct answers as they are given during the game. The same person cannot answer twice in a row for their team.
Easy-to-follow Teacher Instructions and answer key included, along with a 20-question follow up quiz to measure student progress. The quiz can also be given as a homework assignment or used as a review exercise later in the school year.