Presentation on theme: "Question: To what extent was European imperialism a positive force for African cultural, political and economic development?"— Presentation transcript:
1 Question:To what extent was European imperialism a positive force for African cultural, political and economic development?
2 Preparation: 15 Minutes Read and Understand the question Read and Analyze the DocumentsBrainstorm & Outline: Do Not write a complete rough draft!
3 Brainstorm positive and negative effects Loss of land to EuropeansLoss of independence/slavery (paternalism)Loss of life: new diseases, warfare with Europeans, famine due to cash crop economyLoss of culture (assimilation)Division of continent = increased tribal conflictLower tribal warfareIncreased sanitation, healthSchools=formal educationIncreased life-spanImproved technology: railroads, roads, telegraph etc…Export crops = increased incomeAccess to new manufactured goods
4 Historical Context: Imperialism in Africa ran from roughly 1885-1960’s Define Terms: clearly establish what imperialism was, and the European motives for colonizing Africa
5 Road Map Introduce and define terms Establish historical context Establish 3 areas to analyze: economic, political, cultural development
6 Thesis Statement #1:European imperialism had an overall negative effect on Africa’s development.
7 Thesis Statement #2:European imperialism had both positive and negative effects on Africa’s development.
8 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.
9 Use of Documents: Place in Context Note potential bias (Doc 2) Transition into and out ofAnalyze/Interpret
10 Non-Document Knowledge: The Berlin ConferenceSocial DarwinismForms of Imperial control: Colony, protectorate etc…AssimilationPaternalismKing Leopold in the CongoEffects of cash crop economyKing Menelik
11 Structure:4 or 5 paragraphsTopic SentencesTransitions
12 Analysis: The art of mentioning: As a result of the 1885 Berlin Conference colonial boundaries exacerbated tribal conflict, leading to political chaos and instability.
13 Extension Connect this topic to a future historical event African independence was a natural extension for this DBQExample: European imperialism had long lasting effects on Africa. As new African nations emerge in the late 20th century, their development will greatly impacted by the colonial legacy.