This photograph was taken in 1906 at the Bronx Zoo in New York. The sign outside the fenced primate exhibit read “Sex, female. Age, 23 years. Height, 4 feet 11 inches. Weight, 103 pounds. Brought from the Kasai River, Congo Free State, South Central Africa, by Dr. Samuel P. Verner.”
As delegations, we're going to evaluate the theory of Social Darwinism, which was used to justify imperialism and human zoos.
Individually, we’re going to begin considering what country we’d like to research and write about for our fictional account. Country selections are due Monday.
Check your grade in Powerschool. If there is an issue this class period is a great time to practice your self-advocacy skills.
If you are missing assignments or questions make a plan to get caught up and email it to me.
If you aren’t missing any assignments or question, please consider a challenge extension book. It doesn’t require any extra questions or annotations, just the joy of reading, an informal book club lunch and more material to use for your fictional narrative.
Then, we’re going to watch part of the documentary “King Leopold’s Ghost” to get a sense of some of the problems that the Berlin Conference and colonialism ultimately caused.
First, retitle your reading log “Last Name, First Name – TFA Reading Log”
Then, answer the questions for chapters nine and ten.
There was no starter today; the internet was down first hour and we had a fire drill third hour.
Be sure that your starter GoogleDoc is shared with me.
We had a lively reenactment of the Berlin Conference.
Reading logs through chapter eight are due today. Be sure your GoogleDoc is shared with me.
Begin preparing for the Berlin Conference tomorrow. By the end of today your delegation needs:
Reading logs for chapters one through eight are due on Friday. Be sure your GoogleDoc is shared with me and that you've supported your answers with evidence from the text.
In your Google doc, use the next ten minutes to write about a time when someone intervened in your life “for your own good.” What happened? How did it turn out? How did you feel afterwards?
Read the primary source documents from Paul Beaulieu and Mark Twain.
Build your background knowledge of imperialism and the scramble of Africa. If you were absent, get notes from a classmate and catch yourself up using: