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Africa before colonization

A world history, 1 year course:
I. Course Summary In this one-year course, students will be involved in studying patterns of human behavior across time within the historical context of global societies. Students will discover commonalties and differences among peoples from past to present. They will examine and evaluate evidence to understand the social, political, environmental, technological, economic and spiritual factors of human development. Students will engage in holistic and conceptual learning, intercultural perspectives, and communication models to prepare them for future classes, including the IB Diploma Program, and success in life. Students will engage in a variety of different learning activities: readings, assignments, group work, individual work, projects such as History Day, presentations, papers, and exams. The International Baccalaureate (IB) learner profile will be followed. Throughout the year, we will learn by using real world problems, simulations, document analysis, debates, and journals to help students become inquirers, knowledgeable, thinkers, communicators, principled, open minded, risk takers, balanced, caring, and reflective
commonalties and differences among peoples from past to present.
https://highlandsr.spps.org/uploads/accelerated_world_history_course_outline_2015.pdf

•How are patterns created in society?
•How is structure created?
•What determines value?
•Why does change happen?
•How is the world interconnected?

From Southwestern Academy (Arizona)
CI: How am I impacted by issues facing Africa?
Assessment :
Name three issues facing Africa.
Name two solutions to the problem.
One Paragraph - How has learning this changed you?


Possible integrations:

Language and LItt

Things fall apart - C. Achebe
Heart of Darkness - J Conrad

Arts
Drums
Masks
cloth - weaving specifically the Adinkra Clothes of Ghana and the Kangas of East Africa.
metal work
pottery

Science

Maths

Geology

PE

Videos to use

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TKG6Ei505GQ
Africa's Past : Ife and Benin Kingdom (12th-19th century)


BBC Lost Kingdoms of Africa

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01bgnb1/episodes/guide
Series 1
West Africa
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Je0K0BAJ1hY
Zimbabwe
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AyKrTdv-t4E
Nubia
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NMh8Zzuvl18
Ethiopia
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rrQB9GHrmCs

Series 2

Bunyoro and Buganda
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MO-yd3JxP-g
Morocco
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZYo8FEYkfFs
Zulu
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MheQg1MUxvg
Asante
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UL2Qv_ytdp4


Based on __http://exploringafrica.matrix.msu.edu/curriculum/__

Exploring the Diversity of Africa

From __http://exploringafrica.matrix.msu.edu/curriculum/unit-1/module-one/__
  1. Diversity of Africa: Africa, the second largest continent in the world, is a very diverse continent. This diversity is articulated in its physical geography and climate; in its plurality of cultures, traditions, beliefs, values, religions, and artistic expressions; in its many modes of economic production, distribution, and consumption; in its diverse social and political structures and practices.
  2. Africa has a rich history: Africa has a dynamic history; Africa was the birthplace of human societies; it has been home to many great civilizations; its history has been shaped by contact with others through great migrations, wars, slavery, colonialism, the Cold War, and the waxing and waning of state systems.
  3. Africa Globally Connected: For millennia, Africa has interacted with the outside world. This interaction has facilitated many African contributions and exports to the world, such as agricultural products, minerals, and other material goods, as well as knowledge and cultural expressions. This interaction has also allowed African societies to benefit from imports from the outside world, such as information and other technologies. Special emphasis will be given to Africa’s contributions and trade with North America.



__http://www.rgs.org/OurWork/Schools/Teaching+resources/Key+Stage+3+resources/Africa+A+continent+of+contrasts/Africa+-++scale+and+diversity.htm__ for key questions, concepts, etc.


Unit One: Why Study Africa


Module One
Exploring the Diversity of Africa
Module Two
Learning about Africa
Module Three
Examining Africa’s Diversity
Module Four
Examining Africa’s Global Connections
Module Five
Looking Back

Unit Two: Studying Africa through the Social Studies


Module Six
African Geography
Module Seven
A. African History until 1500


From Unit 3: Studying Africa through the Humanities

Module Fifteen
Africa and the World


Unit Four: Regional Perspectives

Module Sixteen
North Africa
Module Seventeen
West Africa
Module Eighteen
Central Africa
Module Nineteen
East Africa
Module Twenty
Southern Africa

Unit Five: Country Case Studies

Module Twenty One
Egypt
Module Twenty Two
Ethiopia
Module Twenty Three
Senegal
Module Twenty Four
Ghana
Module Twenty Five
Nigeria
Module Twenty Six
Tanzania
Module Twenty Seven
Congo
Module Twenty Eight
Kenya
Module Twenty Nine
South Africa
Module Thirty
Zimbabwe