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Unit 4: Nationalism, Industrialism, and Imperialism

Lesson C: European Division of the African Continent

Activity 4: Scramble for Africa

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Classroom Activity - Scramble for Africa

Directions: In this activity, you will examine how the countries of Europe divided Africa. Follow your teacher's instructions to complete the student resource.

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Directions: Prepare a response to the discussion questions below. Follow your teacher's directions to participate in your class discussion.

  • Which European countries appear to control most of Africa?
  • Do you notice a pattern in how European countries appear to have "divided" up Africa? Explain.
  • How did the geo-political aspects of Africa change as a result of imperialism?


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