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Learning Progression Topic Area Issues in African History/Contemporary Africa By: Laura Kroncke Practitioner: Independent/Expert: 1)Sort vocabulary

words from unit into self-created categories related to issues in Africa 2)Identify the cause and effects of issues in African history 3) Write a thesis citing three specific pieces of evidence from unit about how issues in Africa have impacted people living there 1)Apply vocabulary in writing assignments about issues in Africa in proper context 2) Make inferences about the origin of issues in African history by using historical sources 3) Write a complete essay with three specific categories of analysis based off thesis and addressing the impact of issues in Africa on the people living there Essential DETAILS: o During the Darfur Genocide, the perpetrators were the government and the Janjaweed which were an organized militia created by the government to attack the African farmers who were the victims. In the book, King Leopolds Ghost, the motives behind the conquest in the Congo for rubber are explained. I can infer that the consequences of the conquest for rubber were understood prior to the invasion of the Congo, and that the Belgium government lied that the consequences were unintended and unforeseen. Issues in Africa have impacted the people living in Africa because the war in the Congo has led to corrupted leaders, the Rwandan Genocide caused the death of 500,000+ people living in Rwanda, and the Darfur Genocide has left

Novice: 1)Define vocabulary related to the Issues in Africa unit 2) List and describe specific issues in African history 3) Write a broad thesis about how issues in Africa have impacted people living there

Essential DETAILS: o Epidemic=disease affecting a large number of individuals within a population; conflict=disagreement; Imperialism=rich countries taking over poor countries; Colonists=people setting up new towns in conquered places; minerals=natural resources used to make things Conflict in the Democratic Republic of the Congo is because of warring groups fighting over mineral rights; The Rwandan Genocide was when the Hutus killed the Tutsis; The Darfur Genocide is between Arabs and Africans living in Darfur; AIDS is spread through Africa at a higher rate than other places in the

Essential DETAILS: o Group 1- AIDS: epidemic, HIV, Aids, pandemic; Group 2-Congo: imperialism, colonists, minerals, tribes; Group 3-Genocide: perpetrator, bystander, Hutu, Tutsis, Janjaweed, victim The cause of the conflict in the Congo traces back to the time of King Leopold and the Belgium Congo. As a result, many Africans have lost their lives and homes, and there is an ongoing conflict over minerals. The cause of the Rwandan Genocide was when the Tutsis shot down a Hutu plane. As a result, hundreds of thousands of people were displaced and killed. The Darfur genocide started when African farmers were targeted by the government who sided with African herders. Hundreds of thousands of people have been displaced into refugee camps in

world o Issues in Africa have displaced people, reduced minerals, and killed a lot of people. o

neighboring countries. Issues in Africa have impacted the people living in Africa because the war in the Congo has led to corrupted leaders, the Rwandan Genocide caused the death of 500,000+ people living in Rwanda, and the Darfur Genocide has left millions of people displaced.

millions of people displaced. (Students would continue writing an essay giving evidence from various activities throughout the unit. Students would also provide a counterargument, introduction, and conclusion.)