Southern and Eastern Africa: History and Its Influence, Part 1


World Cultures Sub-Saharan Africa Southern and Eastern Africa: History and Its Influence, Part 1
Students learn about the early civilizations as well as the colonial rule of both Eastern and Southern Africa. They will also explore how colonialism in Southern Africa was different from colonialism in the rest of the continent.

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Overview

In this experience, students learn about the early civilizations as well as the colonial rule of both Eastern and Southern Africa. They will also explore how colonialism in Southern Africa was different from colonialism in the rest of the continent.

Objectives:

  • Describe the early civilizations of Southern and Eastern Africa.
  • Describe European colonialism and its impact on Southern and Eastern African societies.


What is unique about the early history of Southern and Eastern Africa? In this experience, you will find out about some of the early civilizations that helped to establish communities throughout this region. You will also explore the ways that colonialism imposed itself on those regions.

Objectives:
  • Describe the early civilizations of Southern and Eastern Africa.
  • Describe European colonialism and its impact on Southern and Eastern African societies.




Castle in Gonder, Ethiopia


What comes to mind when you think about the East African country of Ethiopia? In a short phrase, share an idea with your classmates. To list more than one, separate the features with a comma, like this: Rome, Paris.

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Now watch the video The Ark of the Covenant: Aksum.


What surprised you about what you learned about Ethiopia in the video?

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Discuss student responses, which will be varied. Some may think of it as a place where there are starving children, others might know that it has ancient Jewish, Christian, and Islamic roots.


In this experience, you will explore more of the history of Ethiopia and other parts of Eastern and Southern Africa.


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