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Understanding European Colonization of Africa and African Resistance

Overview: In many world history classes, students learn about the “Scramble for Africa.” In this lesson, students will use visual sources to think about the European colonization of Africa from different perspectives and consider African resistance to European imperialism. Students may also do miniature research projects on African resistance.

Background: Students should have already read about the European colonization of Africa in the late nineteenth century in their textbooks.

Time: One class period for the discussion of visuals. The miniature research project will most likely take two additional classes.