Unit 9: Imperialism/Colonialism
Part I due March 26 & Part II due March 30
Essential Question: What are the effects when one country imposes its culture on another?
Colonization has major implications and changes the cultural landscape of a country (even after that country gained its independence). You are going to research a country in Africa to discover the various effects of colonization on the country’s economy, government, and culture.
Part 1: Research one of the following countries:
- South Africa
- Democratic Republic of the Congo
You will use databases and websites on Mr. Vallee’s Colonialism Research Guide on the library website (http://ma.sau45.libguides.com/content.php?pid=577518) as well as historyworld.net to find information.
Introduction: Write a general overview of colonialism in the country you choose (including a definition of colonialism). Explain the causes and effects of it on the country.
Body Paragraphs: Briefly explain the country you’ve chosen before it was colonized, how and why it was colonized (and include the country responsible), and how it gained its independence. Use specific dates and important events and people centered around each of these events. Explain some specific causes and effects of colonization on the country.
Conclusion: Summarize your findings.
Part 2: Read and summarize articles that help explain the modern situation in the country.
Part 2A: Reading Articles
Determine and state the central idea of three articles about your country from the BBC section or any of the news sites given on Mr. Vallee’s Colonialism Research Guide on the library website (http://ma.sau45.libguides.com/content.php?pid=577518).
· Determine and state the central idea of the piece.
· List the details that develop the central idea.
· Summarize the piece in one paragraph.
· Create a bibliography.
Add the three articles about Nigeria (do the same as above).
Part 2B: Drawing Conclusions
Given this introduction to your African country’s current events, what do you think are issues influencing their culture? In a one-page response, include an explanation (including specific facts from the articles) of the causes (at least three) and effects (at least three) of this issue. These issues can be positive or/and negative.
Books from the Library
Citation and Plagiarism Resources on the Internet
Submit a Link
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There are several databases that you can use to find more information about your country, including its history and what is happening today.
Websites for Africa
The following web sites contain general information Africa. Click on the links, then select your country.