Mapping African History 1880-1920

Information

Overview:

Maps are an excellent way to learn about history. As primary sources, these visual documents convey bias and perspective as well as concrete information about specific geographic locations. Changes in representation over time reflect both substantive acquisition of knowledge as well as direct representation of territorial power and influence. The adage that one picture is worth a thousand words is central to appreciating the value of maps to both contemporaries and students of the past.

Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Grade Level:
9, 10, 11, 12
Subjects:
Age of Revolutions (1750-1914)
Location:
Africa
Time Period:
1750-1914