Presentation on theme: "Good Morning! 1.NVC 2.Wrap up Congo Free State 3. Re-Writing History Essential Question: How did the Belgians treat the native Congolese in the Congo Free."— Presentation transcript:
Good Morning! 1.NVC 2.Wrap up Congo Free State 3. Re-Writing History Essential Question: How did the Belgians treat the native Congolese in the Congo Free State? Homework: Re-write Congo Textbook Entry due BLOCK DAY
King Leopold’s Rule Essential Question: How did the Belgians treat the native Congolese in the Congo Free State?
Legacy of a Forgotten Holocaust 1904 Casement Report – 1908, under pressure from Europe and US, Leopold gives up Congo – New race for colonies in Africa between France, Germany Britain, Italy, Portugal, and Spain 10 million Congolese killed in the brutality UN commission named the Congo the least developed nation in the world this year – Genocide and mutilation remain in Africa to this very day Listen to the yell of Leopold's ghost, Burning in Hell for his hand- maimed host. Hear how the demons chuckle and yell Cutting his hands off, down in Hell --The Congo, by Vachel Lindsay
The Heart of Darkness “The vilest scramble for loot that ever disfigured the history of the human conscience”—Joseph Conrad
Rewrite your textbook! Now that you are an expert on the Congo Free State, please rewrite your textbook passage. Your new passage should include information on the Belgian motives for taking over the Congo, as well as how the Belgians treated the Congolese. Please include TWO QUOTATIONS if you want to receive an Advanced score. – 1 page expectation