Thursday, February 23, 2012

The Scramble for Africa

During the late 1800s, all of Europe was in a hurried frenzy to colonize Africa. The major powers like England, France, Belgium, and Germany scrambled for dominance in the previously "Dark" continent. Soon in our novel we will see a similar colonization occur to the tribe and village of Okonkwo. Today, we want to explore some of the motivations and reasons behind a nation's colonization of another culture and try to answer the question: Is this right? Is there ever a reason?

Here are the three sources we will be reading as we explore this complex issue:

"Europe's Colonization of Africa"

Take notes on the handout as you read.

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