PRECOLONIAL NIGERIA - This is a group project to help students realize that there were well-developed cultures in Africa long before the arrival of Europeans. It will also help them understand how poorly informed the British were when they arrived in this area of Africa, believing that they were bringing civilization to the people already living there.
The following PowerPoint and guided notes paper focus on precolonial and colonial Nigeria. The role of the British in the different trajectories of development of different regions is explained.
Nigeria PowerPoint - Colonial Nigeria
Nigeria Guided Student Notes - Colonial Nigeria
This next PowerPoint and guided notes paper looks at the challenges of ethnic conflict, economic development, and political corruption in modern Nigeria.
links to other resources
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