Topic Requirements as per curriculum

Suggested contact time

One term/15 hours This content must be integrated with the historical aims and skills and the associated concepts listed in Section 2

Background information 

The colonisation of Africa was part of a global European process reaching all the continents of the world. European colonisation and domination changed the world dramatically.

Focus: Causes and results of European colonisation of the African continent, with special focus on the Ashanti kingdom (colonised by the British as the Gold Coast, and today the independent African country of Ghana).

Content and concepts:

Ӣ European colonisation of Africa in the late 19th century

- Africa before European colonisation

o Map of Africa 1800

- Berlin Conference 1884

o Map of Africa (showing different colonising countries)

- Causes of colonisation

- Patterns of colonisation: which countries colonised which parts of Africa

- Why European powers were able to colonise Africa so quickly

- Results of colonization

Ӣ Case Study: The Ashanti kingdom

- The coast of West Africa before the arrival of Europeans

- The Ashanti and their early contact with European traders and explorers

- The British and the colonisation of the Gold Coast

- Results of colonisation for Ashanti kingdom and Britain

Resource Links

Topic 1: European Colonisation of Africa in the Late 19th Century

Map of Africa before Colonisation

http://www.sahistory.org.za/sites/default/files/africacolonised.jpg

Map of Africa before Colonisation occurred.

Source: http://do-you-know-about.blogspot.com/2012/04/berlin-conference-map.html

Map of Africa by 1884- Divisions since the Berlin Conference

Map of Africa by 1884 according to the divisions agreed on at the Berlin Conference.

Source: http://originalpeople.org/berlin-conference-1884-85/

Exploring Africa, (2008), “Studying Africa through the Social Sciences” from

Exploring Africa

[online] Available at http://exploringafrica.matrix.msu.edu/students/curriculum/m7b/activity2.php [Accessed: 18 February 2015].

Kasi Economics, (2013), “Scramble for Africa: Berlin Conference 1884- 1885 to divide Africa” from

Kasi Economics

[online] Available at http://kasieconomics.com/2013/03/30/scramble-for-africa-berlin-conference-of-1884-1885-to-divide-africa/ [Accessed: 18 February 2015].

Boddy- Evans, A., (2013), “What caused the scramble for Africa?” from

African History

[online] Available at http://africanhistory.about.com/od/eracolonialism/a/ScrambleWhy.htm [Accessed: 18 February 2015].

Iweriebor, E.E.G., (2011), “The Colonisation of Africa” from

Africana Age

[online] Available from http://exhibitions.nypl.org/africanaage/essay-colonization-of-africa.html [Accessed: 18 February 2015].

The Map as History, (2015), “Europe’s colonial expansion, 1820- 1939” from

The Map as History

[online] Available at http://www.the-map-as-history.com/maps/5-history-europe-colonization.php [Accessed: 18 February 2015].

Stuchney, B,. (2011), “Colonialism and Imperialism, 1450- 1950” from

European History Online

[online] Available at http://ieg-ego.eu/en/threads/backgrounds/colonialism-and-imperialism/benedikt-stuchtey-colonialism-and-imperialism-1450-1950 [Accessed: 23 February 2015].

David, S., (2011), “Slavery and the Scramble for Africa” from

BBC

[online] Available at http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/british/abolition/scramble_for_africa_article_01.shtml [Accessed: 23 February 2015].

Colonisation of Africa, (2010), “Reasons for the Colonisation of Africa” from

Colonisation of Africa

[online] Available at http://colonizationofafrica.blogspot.com/2010/02/reasons-for-colonization-of-africa.html [Accessed: 24 February 2015].

BBC World Service, (2000), “The Story of Africa” from

BBC World Service

[online] Available at http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/africa/features/storyofafrica/index_section11.shtml [Accessed: 24 February 2015].

Andrew, (2012), “Effects of the European Imperialism in Africa” from

Northfield Mount Hermon

[online] Available at http://world-history.nmhblogs.org/2012/11/11/effects-of-the-european-imperialism-in-africa/ [Accessed: 24 February 2015].

Boahen, A.A., (1987), “African Perspectives on European colonialism” (Diasporic African Press).

Sesay, A., (2012), “From Partition to Independence or Dependence?” (Routledge).

 

Topic 2

: Case Study- The Ashanti Kingdom

History World, (2009), “The History of Ghana” from

History World

[online] Available at http://www.historyworld.net/wrldhis/PlainTextHistories.asp?historyid=ad43 [Accessed: 18 February 2015]

Blackpast, (2007), “Ashanti Empire/ Asante Kingdom (18th to late 19th century)” from

Blackpast

[online] Available at http://www.blackpast.org/gah/ashanti-empire-asante-kingdom-18th-late-19th-century [Accessed: 18 February 2015].

IC Magazine, (2011), “Indigenous Peoples’ Archive- Ashanti” from

IC Magazine

[online] Available at https://intercontinentalcry.org/peoples/ashanti/ [Accessed: 18 February 2015]

Thompson, C., (2013), “Case Study- The colonization of The Gold Coast (Ghana)” from

African History Blog

[online] Available at https://africanhistoryblog.wordpress.com/2013/05/19/case-study-the-colonisation-of-gold-coast-ghana/ [Accessed: 18 February 2015].

Modern Ghana, (2005), “History of the Ashanti People” from

Modern Ghana

[online] Available at http://www.modernghana.com/GhanaHome/ashanti/ashanti.asp?menu_id=6&gender=&s=a [Accessed: 18 February 2015].

Exploring Africa, (2004), “Country Perspectives: Ghana” from

Exploring Africa

[online] Available at http://exploringafrica.matrix.msu.edu/teachers/curriculum/m24/activity2.php [Accessed: 24 February 2015].

Shinnie, P., (2005), “Early Asante and European Contacts” from

Africanistes

[online] Available at http://africanistes.revues.org/113 [Accessed: 24 February 2015].

African Studies Centre, (2002), “Asante Kingdom” from

African Studies Centre

[online] Available at http://www.ascleiden.nl/content/webdossiers/asante-kingdom [Accessed: 24 February 2015].

Luscombe, S., (2008), “The Gold Cost- Brief History” from

The British Empire

[online] Available at http://www.britishempire.co.uk/maproom/goldcoast.htm [Accessed: 24 February 2015].

US Library of Congress, (2008), “Britain and the Gold Coast: The Early Years” from

U.S. Library of Congress

[online] Available at http://www.britishempire.co.uk/maproom/goldcoast.htm [Accessed: 24 February 2015].

Government of Ghana, (2014), “Pre- Colonial Ghana” from

Government of Ghana

[online] Available at http://www.ghana.gov.gh/index.php/about-ghana/ghana-at-a-glance/455-pre-colonial-ghana [Accessed: 24 February 2015].

The History Files, (1999), “African Kingdoms- West Africa” from

The History Files

[online] Available at http://www.historyfiles.co.uk/KingListsAfrica/AfricaGhana.htm [Accessed: 24 February 2015].