HISTORY

EUROPEAN IMPERIALISM IN EAST AFRICA.

ACTIVITIES

Introduction
Causes of the scramble and partition of East Africa.
The effects of the scramble and partition of East Africa.
Methods used to establish colonial rule in East Africa.

 

 

 

EUROPEAN IMPERIALISM IN EAST AFRICA

Introduction

In this unit you will discuss European Imperialism in East Africa with specific attention on the Scramble and Partition of East Africa and its causes. In addition you will explore the effects of the scrabble and partition on East Africa in general.

The Scramble and Partition of East Africa

Scramble and partition of East Africa refers to the time when East African countries were rushed for by the European powers in the name of gaining territories/colonies.

After 1880, there was a great desire for colonies in Africa and by 1914 all African countries except Ethiopia and Liberia had been colonized
The major powers that had interest in the scramble and partition of East Africa were:

  • Britain.

  • Germany.

  • France.

  • Belgium and

  • Italy.

Scramble and partition of East Africa was first done on paper and later practically on ground.

Main content and concepts to emphasise:

  1. Causes of scramble and partition of East Africa.

  2. Effects of the scramble and partition of East Africa.

Objectives

By the end of this topic, the learners will be able to;

  1. Explain the meaning of partition and scramble.

  2. Give the causes for the scramble and partition of East Africa.

  3. Discuss the effect of the scramble and Partition of Eat Africa.

 

Teaching / learning materials:

  1. Text books

  2. News papers

  3. Map of east Africa showing the region referred to as East Africa.

  4. Map showing European countries that participated in the scramble and partition of East Africa.

  5. Photographs of some of the colonial leaders in east Africa.

Methodology

  1. Discussion with learners in class

  2. Group work

  3. Research

  4. Discovery

  5. Dramatisation

LEARNER'S ACTIVITIES

Activity one

Arrange a class debate on the effects of scramble and partition of East Africa. For example you could have the following motion;
“The Scramble and Partition of east Africa did more harm than good to the East African People”

Activity two

Arrange a short play in class on the causes of the scramble and partition of East Africa.

 

Job Related Life skills :

By the end of this topic, learners are expected acquire the following Job Mark related Skills.

  • Personal attributes – self confidence, time management, creativity/imaginative, recording skills, enthusiasm, imagination and self awareness.

  • Communication – observation and listening skills, speaking.

  • Team work – task oriented, leadership skills,group work.

  • Problem solving - information seeking.

 

 

 

Teachers' guide
Scheme of work

Lesson plan