Exploring Africa's untold history of past Successes, Ruins and Stolen wealth
Keywords: precolonial Africa; precolonial,colonialism , imperialism, forgotten history; lost power
Aims and Rationale
Learning Outcomes and Associated Areas of Knowledge
21st Century skills
- Collaboration and Communication
- Critical Thinking
- Equality and Diversity
- Research Skills and Practices
- Public Speaking and Presentation
- A range of audio-visual media resources that students can consult before or after completing this activity. See the additional media teaching resources at the side of this page.
This activity should be done as a group activity so that students share and compare their thoughts and start a meaningful conversation. The students should be given enough to discuss the topics between them, consult additional resources outside face to face class time.
This Discussion Point Worksheet provides a template of discussion sub-topics.
You can follow use these lecture slides before or after the activity: Exploring the differences between pre-colonial Africa versus colonial
They have been made by author Nasra Hersi. The slides are made available via a Creative Commons Licence.
Alternatively, you can create your own set of visual aids based on this activity guide and adapt the slides using an updated Creative Commons Licence.
Challenge: Sensitive topic matters ( mass murder, rape torture etc.) could be triggering for some students and some topic that others may find uncomfortable ( racial discrimination, slavery and imperialism etc)
Solutions: Trigger warnings before starting and discuss the these uncomfortable needed to talked about in order to overcome and understand the struggle of other less privileged.
Assessment for Learning