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1 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 Documents Brainstorm & Outline: Do Not write a complete rough draft!

3 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

4 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 European imperialism had an overall negative effect on Africa’s development.

7 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 1. Place in Context 2. Note potential bias (Doc 2) 3. Transition into and out of 4. Analyze/Interpret

10 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

11 1. 4 or 5 paragraphs 2. Topic Sentences 3. Transitions

12 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 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.


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