"The Mad Scramble for Africa" I have used this cartoon in my world history classes for several years- I ask students to complete a political cartoon assessment in order to determine what the scramble for Africa entailed, and then discuss whether neo-colonization still exists today.
All blue-eyed people can be traced back to one ancestor who lived 10,000 years ago near the Black Sea. What many people DO NOT KNOW is that Europe was colonised by AFRICANS about 10K + years ago. Therefore, the chance of any African child being born with blue eyes has been spread throughout the continent since then as a recessive gene. "...the more you know."
This map shows the Scramble for Africa in action when almost all of the European countries were invading, occupying, and claiming parts of Africa during 1881 to 1914. It became a land grab especially after the discovery of valuable resources. (History)
Nzingha a Mbande (1583 – 1663). Queen of the Ndongo and Matamba kingdoms of the Mbundu people in southwestern Africa (modern-day Angola). Has been called has been called the “greatest military strategist that ever confronted the armed forces of Portugal.” Kept the Portuguese in Africa at bay for more than four decades.
“ Queen Ranavalona III of Madagascar, ca. 1890-1895 Ranavalona III (November 22, 1861 – May 23, 1917) was the last sovereign of the Kingdom of Madagascar. She ruled from July 30, 1883, to February 28, 1897, in a reign marked by ongoing and ultimately...