African Forum, HS
Length of Time: 4-6 Class Periods
Africa is a continent whose nations confront enormous problems on a daily basis. Centuries of conflict, economic and political colonization, the rampant spread of AIDS, and religious tensions are just some of the issues these nations face. In this activity, students will simulate a regional forum where representatives from African nations will try to solve their own and the region’s problems. COMPANION ACTIVITY TO HS Lesson: IN-DEPTH AFRICAN NATION STUDY.
What are the crucial issues facing this area of the world?
What steps might the nations there take to address these issues?
Common Core Standards
World History I: The World from the Fall of Rome through the Enlightenment
The Emergence and Expansion of Islam in 1500
WH1.3 Islamic expansion through North Africa
African History to 1800
The Growth and Decline of Islamic Empires
World History II: The Rise of the Nation State to the Present
Industrial Revolution and Social and Political Change in Europe, 1800-1914
WH1II.11 Describe the causes of 19th century European Imperialism
WHII.15 Major developments African History in the 19th and 20th centuries
Contemporary World, 1989-Present