Africa Unit 1.) Why study Africa? 2.) African history 3 .) African Culture 4.) Africa Today. Unit 1. Africa. Divide each side of paper into 4 pieces (8) On the top of each box write one of the following down Write your ideas (3) about what that element of is like in Africa
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5) Religion, 6) Government, 7) The Arts, 8) Hobbies/ activities
After discussing write a small reflection under your notes. Were your wrong/right, etc.Anticipation Guide
Note that there are more than one answer.Key Note
Diversity of Africa: Africa, the second largest continent in the world, is a very diverse continent. This diversity is articulated in its physical geography and climate; in its plurality of cultures, traditions, beliefs, values, religions, and artistic expressions; in its many modes of economic production, distribution, and consumption; in its diverse social and political structures and practices.Why Study Africa?Diversity of Africa
Africa has a rich history: Africa has a dynamic history - Africa was the birthplace of human societies; it has been home to many great civilizations; its history has been shaped by contact with others through great migrations, wars, slavery, colonialism, the Cold War, and the waxing and waning of state systems.Why Study Africa?Rich History
Africa Globally Connected: For millennia, Africa has interacted with the outside world.
This interaction has facilitated many African contributions and exports to the world, such as agricultural products, minerals and other material goods, as well as knowledge and cultural expressions. This interaction has also allowed African societies to benefit from imports from the outside world, such as information and other technologies. Special emphasis will be given to Africa's contributions to and trade with North America.Why Study Africa?World Relations
Representations and Stereotypes of Africa: popular images of Africa held by Americans are based on stereotypes which offer fragmented, often inaccurate images of Africa. Throughout the prepared curriculum, we will be purposefully confronting stereotypes and misrepresentations of Africa that are popularly held by many Americans.Why Study Africa?Stereotypes
What are the first 5 things that pop into your mind when you hear “Africa”?
Think to yourself, share with a partner, then discuss with the classThink- Pair- shareStereotypes of Africa
Diversity: the state or fact of being of a different kind, form, character; difference; unlikeness.
1. the branch of knowledge dealing with past events.
2. a continuous, systematic narrative of past events as relating to a particular people, country, period, person, etc., usually written as a chronological account; chronicle; example: a history of Cameroon.
the act of extending to other or all parts of the globe; making world wide;
example: efforts to globalize the auto industry.Why Study Africa Unit?Key Terms