Matters of Education

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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.

Essential Questions

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

Content 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