Southern and Eastern Africa: History and Its Influence, Part 2


World Cultures Sub-Saharan Africa Southern and Eastern Africa: History and Its Influence, Part 2
Students learn about the effects of European colonialism on the nations in Eastern and Southern Africa during the years following independence. Then they research the ongoing conflicts that resulted in Uganda, Rwanda, and Sudan, drawing connections between European rule and the later ethnic and religious conflicts. Finally, students consider the unexpected consequences and effects of slavery in the United States.

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In this experience, students learn about the effects of European colonialism on the nations in Eastern and Southern Africa during the years following independence. Then they research the ongoing conflicts that resulted in Uganda, Rwanda, and Sudan, drawing connections between European rule and the later ethnic and religious conflicts. Finally, students consider the unexpected consequences and effects of slavery in the United States.

Although this experience stands alone, it works best with Southern and Eastern Africa: History and Influence, Part 1, which explores the history of these regions from earliest times up into the time of colonialism.

In Scene 3, students will work together in small groups.

Objectives:

  • Trace the independence of different Southern and Eastern African countries.
  • Analyze recent conflicts in Uganda, Rwanda, and Sudan.


By the 1960s, a wave of independence was sweeping across much of Africa. European colonialism was losing its grip as Africans defended their right to self-government. In this experience, you will learn about the independence of Southern and Eastern African countries as well as recent conflicts in several of these countries.

Objectives:
  • Trace the independence of different Southern and Eastern African countries.
  • Analyze recent conflicts in Uganda, Rwanda, and Sudan.




Rwanda Soldiers on Way to Darfur, Sudan


Imagine that a group of people came into your town and drew a random line through it. They said that everyone on one side of the line was now going to work for Company A and everyone on the other side would work for Company B. People were only allowed to live on their side and were not allowed to cross the line. When you arrive at work the first day, you realize the some of the people on your work team do not speak the same language as you. On the weekend, you want to attend religious services, but you cannot attend your old place of worship because it is on the other side of the line.


Describe how you would feel in this new world where the line defines so much of your life.

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Discuss student responses. Explain that in a way, this is what the European colonizers did in Africa. Tell them that they will learn more about the consequences in the rest of the experience.


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