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1 SS7H1 The student will analyze continuity and change in Africa leading to the 21st century. COPY THE STANDARD ON TO YOUR PAPER.WRITE 2 “I WILL LEARN” STATEMENTS FROM THIS STANDARD.
2 SS7H1a Explain how the European partitioning across Africa contributed to conflict, civil war, and artificial political boundaries.COPY THE ELEMENT ON TO YOUR PAPER.WRITE 5 “I WILL LEARN” STATEMENTS FROM THIS ELEMENT OF THE STANDARD.
3 Why was there a “Mad Scramble” for European countries to claim African land? 2. What kind of conflicts could this create?
4 The Cause and Effects of European Imperialism in Africa
5 According to the map, which two European countries claimed much of the African continent? What are some conflicts these boundary lines could have created within the African cultures?
6 WHAT DOYOU THINKTHE ARTISTIS TRYINGTOCOMMUNICATEIN THISPOLITICALCARTOON?
7 BERLIN CONFERENCEThe Berlin Conference was conducted, and European powers (Great Britain, France, Spain, Portugal, Germany, Belgium, and Italy) agreed to divide the continent into European governed colonies.This division was disastrous as the new boundary lines divided ethnic groups and in most cases forced rival ethnic groups to live together.The Europeans wanted the natural resources to fuel the Industrial Revolution. As they made products, they then forced African colonies to buy them for much more than they received for their resources.
8 IN 1878, MUCH OF AFRICA WAS NOT COLONIZ-ED BY EUROPE …BUT BY 1885, OVER 90% OF AFRICA WOULD BE UNDER THE CONTROL OF EUROPEAN EMPIRES, PARTICUL-ARLY THE BRITISH AND THE FRENCHIN 1878,MUCH OFAFRICAWAS NOTCOLONIZ-EDBY EUROPE
10 5 QUESTION REVIEWWhich 2 European countries had the most colonies in Africa?Give 1 reason why Europeans wanted African colonies.What was the name of the ‘meetings’ where Europeans decided how they would divide Africa?What is the name given to the term that says the European country with the most colonial territory is the most powerful?Give 1 reason that colonialism was bad for Africa now.
11 WHY HAVE THE CONFERENCE? THE 5 W’s of EUROPEAN INFLUENCE IN AFRICAWHO(EUROPEAN EMPIRES)GREAT BRITAINFRANCEBELGIUMGERMANYITALYSPAINPORTUGALWHEN(DEVELOPMENT)1652: 1st Dutch Colony in South Africa1806: Britain control South Africa and parts of West Africa1848: French colonize North Africa1867: King Leopold II of Belgiumcolonizes central Africa1884: Berlin ConferenceWHAT(REASONS FOR COLONIZATION)Natural ResourcesSlave or Cheap LaborNew Markets for EuropeSuez Canal Trade RouteSpread of European CultureChristian MissionariesPowerWHERE(AREAS OF INTEREST)Over 90% of Africa came under European control after the Berlin Conference,Only Ethiopia and Liberia were not colonizedWHY HAVE THE CONFERENCE?(PARTITIONING of AFRICA)to resolve conflicts between Europeans over the control of African colonies.They divided up the land and created new boundary lines without any input by the people of Africa.
12 The Negatives of Colonialism Rival ethnic groups forced to live together causing conflicts and wars.Lost many resources without equal return.Lost their freedom to govern themselves.Africans were forced to work on plantations and in mines for very little money.Children as young as 10 are recruited for civil wars in Africa
13 Positives of Colonialism Improved roads and railroadsImproved medical centersImproved schoolsImproved economies –jobs and technologyLearned about democracies (except in countries where corruption leads to dictatorships)Hospitals in South Africa are heavily burdened by HIV- infected children—a leading health issue in Africa.
14 A civil war created by European colonization GENOCIDE in RWANDA1994A civil war created by European colonization
19 Concept: Conflict Creates Change Continuity and Change SS7H1a ESSENTIAL QUESTION How did European partitioning of Africa contribute to conflict, civil war, and artificial political boundaries?Concept:Conflict Creates ChangeContinuity and Change