Presentation on theme: "To what extent was European imperialism a positive force for African cultural, political and economic development?"— Presentation transcript:
To what extent was European imperialism a positive force for African cultural, political and economic development?
Preparation: 15 Minutes Read and Understand the question Read and Analyze the Documents Brainstorm & Outline: Do Not write a complete rough draft!
Brainstorm positive and negative effects Lower tribal warfare Increased sanitation, health Schools=formal education Increased life-span Improved technology: railroads, roads, telegraph etc… Export crops = increased income Access to new manufactured goods Loss of land to Europeans Loss of independence/slavery (paternalism) Loss of life: new diseases, warfare with Europeans, famine due to cash crop economy Loss of culture (assimilation) Division of continent = increased tribal conflict
Imperialism in Africa ran from roughly 1885-1960’s Define Terms: clearly establish what imperialism was, and the European motives for colonizing Africa
Road Map Introduce and define terms Establish historical context Establish 3 areas to analyze: economic, political, cultural development
European imperialism had an overall negative effect on Africa’s development.
European imperialism had both positive and negative effects on Africa’s development.
Thesis statement #3: Although economic growth and political stability were outcomes of European imperialism in Africa, these positive effects are outweighed by the loss of life, freedom, and culture suffered by African peoples.
1. Place in Context 2. Note potential bias (Doc 2) 3. Transition into and out of 4. Analyze/Interpret
1. The Berlin Conference 2. Social Darwinism 3. Forms of Imperial control: Colony, protectorate etc… 4. Assimilation 5. Paternalism 6. King Leopold in the Congo 7. Effects of cash crop economy 8. King Menelik
As a result of the 1885 Berlin Conference colonial boundaries exacerbated tribal conflict, leading to political chaos and instability.
Extension Connect this topic to a future historical event African independence was a natural extension for this DBQ Example: European imperialism had long lasting effects on Africa. As new African nations emerge in the late 20 th century, their development will greatly impacted by the colonial legacy.