The Scramble for Africa – Causes and Effects of European Imperialism in Africa
The main goal of this lesson is to have students describe the causes and effects of European Imperialism in Africa and to make connections between them and primary/secondary sources
What you get:
A 13 Slide PPT with
- Do Now Instructions
- Class Notes
- Example Maps
- Video Links
- Assessment Questions
- Activity Instructions
- Conclusion Question
For the Do Now a highly engaging worksheet provided where students are introduced to the concept of imperialism and must determine whether it is justified or not based on 5 scenarios.This is a great warm up for students and a good way to get them thinking about reasons for Imperialism.
There are two options for the activity.
Option 1: Students are given two reading each about 650 worlds in length.
Reading 1 – Driving Forces behind the Scramble for Africa
Reading 2 - The Impacts of European Imperialism on Africa
Students use these readings to describe the various causes, and effects of the Scramble for Africa use the organizer provided.
Option 2: This Activity is more advanced. Students receive a completed Causes and Effects chart, along with a set of resources. These resources for option 2 include various maps, charts, cartoons, and images that all relate to a cause or effect on the completed chart.
Students must examine the resources and pick a cause or effect that relates to the chart, map, or image, then explain the connection between both. An example slide is provided if students need the activity modeled for them.
Keys are Provided!