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GHANA DECOLONIZATION

NON-ALIGNED MOVEMENT

Nkrumah citing  an African proverb that goes: “When the bull and elephant fight the grass is trampled down”.

“We face neither East nor West; we face Forward.” - Kwame Nkrumah

Question: 

What was Ghana’s political stance during the Cold War? Why?

Why would Great Britain and the United States brand Nkrumah a Communist?

ARTIFACT 1

BRIEF HISTORY OF GHANA SINCE INDEPENDENCE
  1. Find five important dates that led to major transformations in Ghana’s politics or economy. Write those dates and descriptions in the timeline on the previous page.

 

  1. What were the major challenges Ghana faced post-independence?

 

  1. To what extent were those challenges an effect of colonialism?

 

  1. How and why was it difficult for Ghana to implement industrialization, capitalism, and liberalism after independence?

ARTIFACT 2

ARTIFACT 3

What’s the World’s Fastest-Growing Economy? Ghana Contends for the Crown

ANTHONY BOURDAIN IN GHANA

ARTIFACT 4

MINUTES 0-20

HOW MUCH DO YOU KNOW ABOUT GHANA?

ARTIFACT 4

Main Question: Was the uprising in 1857 a mutiny or an independence movement?

Your Task:

You are your character in the year 1915. You have found a number of artifacts in your granparent's attic about their lives in the year 1857 in India. Write a diary entry about your family, what you have learned about the year 1857 in India, and what your grandparents' experienced. You may imagine that you have found additional artifacts about their own personal experiences. 

  • What were your grandparents like? Jobs? Religion? Caste?

  • What happened in 1857? To them?

  • What did they see? do? hear? smell?

  • What emotions did it evoke in them? In you to learn about their experiences?

  • Did they see the events of 1857 as a mutiny or an independence movement? Why?