Matters of Education

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African Nation Study

Length of Time:   Time Out of Class for Research and Writing


To help students understand the complex forces that shape events related to the entire continent, they will each become an expert about one nation. Central to this project will be learning about the geography, history, economy and politics of their country. They will also explore their nation’s relationship with Sudan. COMPANION ACTIVITY TO Lesson: AFRICAN FORUM

Essential Questions

What are the key issues facing the nations of this crucial area of the world?

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