Today we finished Hotel Rwanda. It was sad, but also powerful and inspiring.
Mr. Buker is at a training tomorrow and will not be in class. Be nice to Ms. Curd, and have a great break!
Today we continued watching Hotel Rwanda. We talked about the press, bravery, and the UN.
If you're following along at home, we got to 57 minutes today.
We will finish the film tomorrow.
Today we talked about the history of Rwanda. We looked at post-Berlin Conference Rwanda and talked about how the Belgians created classification to separate the Tutsi and the Hutu. Then we looked at the Civil War that started in 1990, the Arusha Accords in 1994, and the Interhamwe Militia.
Then we started watching Hotel Rwanda!
The film is on Netflix if you were gone today (or if your parents want to follow along at home!). We got 17 minutes into the movie.
Today we talked about European explorers in Africa. We looked at Dr. Livingstone and Henry Morton Stanley. Then we analyzed how Leopold broke the 3 Cs in the Congo.
Tomorrow we will start Hotel Rwanda!
Your homework tonight is to critically read the attached reading.
Today we debriefed the Berlin Conference Simulation. We decided that there are many ways of getting what you want, and that some are more effective than others.
After that, we made similes to compare Direct and Indirect Control!
Your homework this weekend is to read and take notes on the attached reading.
Today we talked more about European imperialism in Africa. We discussed the Scramble for Africa, and then simulated the Berlin Conference.
Due Tomorrow: Critically read this chapter
Due Monday: Read and take notes on this chapter
Announcement: I am staying home sick tomorrow. You will be watching Jared Diamond. If you're scheduled to come take the Post-Assessment, there is a stack of them on my desk in room 2410H
Today we talked about the process Europeans went through to colonize Africa. We talked about colonization in steps.
1st: Europeans weren't able to colonize Africa due to:
- Stable Kingdoms
- Advanced Technology (African Nations had guns!)
- Diseases such as malaria
- Rivers that flowed to the Oceans
2nd: Europeans engaged in the slave trade, leading to brain drain in Africa. This brain drain eventually destabilized African Kingdoms while also creating violence as African Kingdoms went to war to obtain guns.
3rd: The Industrial Revolution created a demand for raw materials, creating motivation for European colonization.
4th: Social Darwinism gave Europeans further desire to colonize
5th: White Man's Burden allowed Europeans to justify (wrongly) their actions through claims that they were helping African nations in the process.
Your homework (due Friday) is to critically read the attached article about Imperialism in Nigeria.
Today we took the District Post-Assessment. It was a blast.
Your homework tonight is to critically read the attached article.
Today we talked about how European colonizers would overcome the major advantages held by African Nations. We looked at brain drain, the Maxim Gun, quinine, steamboats, and railroads.
Your homework (due Tuesday) is to critically read the attached reading.
Today we continued our conversation about the Transatlantic Slave Trade. We looked at the advantages that African Societies had, the role that they played in the slave trade, and the impact the slave trade had on these societies.
Your homework tonight is to complete the worksheet we started in class. I've attached it below.