African Choice Board

Emily Gerhard


1) When Africans went to war with others, they forced who to serve as soldiers or slaves in the war?

2) What decreased the population of Native American slaves?

3) During the 15th century, what country forced the slaves already there to suit their own needs?

4) What are some examples of other countries that followed Portugal's foot steps in going to Africa?

5) Traders shipped many slaves across what two seas?

6.) What was something that Native Americans weren't used to when the Europeans arrived?

7.) What decreased the population of Native Americans?

8.) By the mid ____, the Europeans had turned slaves into sources of labor, what is the date?

9.) Define colonization.

10.) Africans built what to help sell slaves to foreign people?

Apartheid Newspaper Article

Extra! Extra! Read all about it! According to many people and eye witnesses in our community, many white and wealthy European's have made quite the profit from apartheid while the blacks are suffering. To some of our readers who aren't aware of what this is or how it started... apartheid arose when other areas around the world began segregating other races. This is around the general time of the American civil rights movement. African Americans (or anyone with "colored skin") were considered only by the color of their skin. Whites and blacks couldn't use the same water fountain, use the same restrooms, and in many cases... store owners refused to sell colored people any products from their store! The restrooms for whites are in much better condition than those of what the colored people have. Colored people were often forced to live in homelands. Homelands are places far away from cities and they usually did not have water and the housing units were in very poor condition. Maybe together we can all stop this.

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Birth Rates & Death Rates in Africa

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Independence in Africa


Great Britain was granted control of Nigeria and the British separated Nigeria into two colonies. The problem is, Nigeria is home to many different ethnic groups and those groups did not all approve of being a part of the same country. The British would mistreat the different ethnic groups, so some Nigerians started different groups or organizations to fight the British and their unfairly rule. But then there we some Nigerians who did like the British, the main reasons people thought this was because of the very high education system they had back in England. But in the end, all Nigerians agreed that the only way they could be free and believe in what they wanted to be believe, was if they were no longer under the control of British and if Nigeria was its own free, independent country. Finally, in the 1940's and 1950's the British let Nigeria elect its very own members of government. They then elected their first Prime Minister in 1957, Abubkar Tafawa Balewa. Nigeria was given its independence on October 1, 1960. It was peaceful and there was no war between Nigeria and Great Britain.


Right off the bat, Kenyans believed that the British had taken their land extremely unfairly. Some Kenyans believe that the way to gain their independence and freedom from Great Britain was to use force and weapons. Kenya created an organization or a cult, called Mau Mau. This group would fight for Kenya's independence for about 8 years. Great Britain took out most of the Mau Mau in '54, and thousands and thousands of people were killed and only a handful were British. The Mau Mau fought and fought and eventually Great Britain granted Kenya its independence. They helped the Kenyans hold elections for their government and in 1963 Kenya elected it's first democratic leader, President Jomo Kenyatta. Kenya is now free from foreign rule to this day.


South Africa developed Apartheid or segregation. This separated whites (minority) and the blacks (majority) in South Africa. Blacks were given no rights and got the few ones they had, taken away. The government tried TAKING every right they had.

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