Each group in the Monday Wednesday class will be responsible for a different area of colonization, decolonization and (in all likelyhood) neocolonization.
Characteristics of a strong presentation
- The presentation is visually compelling and clear
- You have photos of key figures
- You have a map or two (more if relevant)
- You provide us with a clear timeline
- The presentation clearly identifies:
- Who were the original occupants
- When the region was colonized and by whom
- When the country gets its independence, and who are the main actors in the fight for liberation
- How independence was achieved–was it a fight for liberation, as in the case of Algeria, or was liberation freely granted by the colonizer–as in the case of India?
- Explain what has the post-colonial period has been like. For example, would the term neo-colonial apply and, if so, who or what entity has put in place the conditions of neocolonialism?
- How does Frantz Fanon’s general description of decolonization apply to your specific case?
The options and associated readings are as follows:
Canada (vis-a-vis the First Peoples)
How to create a timeline
The first step is to, in your groups, identify a couple of key roles:
- Tech people: the ones who are good at understanding technical instructions
- people who like images, and finding them on the web
- people who like writing, and can summarize key points
- Synthesizers–people who want to orchestrate bringing it all together
The template for doing this is here:
An example of what the embed code will look like is here:
Some instructions are here:
In your group, you will create a presentation or a timeline that describes the process of decolonization for one specific people in one region.