North Africa: History and Its Influence


World Cultures North Africa and the Middle East North Africa: History and Its Influence
Students get an overview of the history of ancient Egypt, focusing on the ancient Egyptians' emphasis on the afterlife. Then they trace the more recent history of North Africa, from colonization to independence to today. Finally, students explore through writing what it might be like to reclaim a community after it has been colonized.

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In this experience, students get an overview of the history of ancient Egypt, focusing on the ancient Egyptians’ emphasis on the afterlife. Then they trace the more recent history of North Africa, from colonization to independence to today. Finally, students explore through writing what it might be like to reclaim a community after it has been colonized.
 
In scene 3, students will work in small groups. There should be at least six groups to cover the six countries of Northern Africa.
 
Objectives:
  • Trace the development of ancient Egyptian civilization, including its religion and writing system.
  • Describe the colonization of North Africa, its independence, and its current political systems.


Too often, people think of Africa as one uniform land mass rather than an enormous continent with a vast diversity of land, people, religions, and history. In this experience, you will zoom in on the history of the six countries that make up the unique region of North Africa.
 
Objectives:
 
  • Trace the development of ancient Egyptian civilization.
  • Describe the colonization of North Africa, its independence, and its current political systems.




Look carefully at the photo above. What does it tell you about the past and present? In a word or short phrase, share an idea with your classmates.

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North Africa has a long and complex history. Let’s look at a brief history of the country of Egypt by checking out the Egypt Profile – Timeline. 


Look again at the first two entries of the timeline. What significant developments happened during that timeframe?

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Settlement of the Nile Valley began. Two kingdoms united to form Egypt. The Egyptians developed hieroglyphic writing and built pyramids.


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