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Unit 4: Nationalism, Industrialism, and Imperialism

Lesson C: European Division of the African Continent

Activity 5: European Treatment of African Labor

The Berlin Conference required Europeans to treat the people of Africa fairly. Unfortunately, in many places the Europeans did not do so. In this activity, you will examine how Africans were treated as workers.

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Historical Investigation — Labor in Africa

Directions: For this activity, open the student resource titled "Historical Investigation — Labor in Africa." Use the documents to investigate how European colonialism impacted African workers.

  1. Download the Student Resource: Historical Investigation — Labor in Africa (doc)
  2. Select the link to review the how to complete a Historical Investigation.
  3. Submit your answers to the completed historical investigation to your teacher as instructed.


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