Important Events in Africa: 1945-Present


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Countries from which continent colonized much of Africa?

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1. What was a problem with the new national borders?

2. Which country avoided military coups by avoiding a military?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

African history often gets overlooked in western schools, but the continent has seen numerous significant events quite relevant to recent world history. This assessment will specifically go over important events in Africa in the period of time since 1945. Some things you'll be tested on include the effects of colonization and military coups.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Key concepts these assessments cover include:

  • Africa's economic problems today
  • Problems with national borders in Africa
  • Social problems currently facing Africa

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - recall who was responsible for colonizing much of Africa
  • Making connections - make use of the concept of the problems with Africa's new boarders
  • Knowledge application - use your understanding of modern African history to identify some of the major issues in Africa today

Additional Learning

More information on modern African history is available in the lesson titled Important Events in Africa: 1945-Present. The topics this lesson goes over are:

  • The effects of European colonization
  • Military coups in African nations
  • Ethnic conflicts within countries