Cultural Literacy: Cameroon

Here is a Cultural Literacy worksheet on Cameroon, the west-central African nation. This is a full-page worksheet with nine questions, so it might be appropriate for independent practice. Alas, it only touches on this nation’s colonial past. If I set out to make more of this document, I would emphasize Cameroon’s colonial past as part of a larger examination of the motives and depredations of colonialism in Africa and, indeed, worldwide. It’s time once and for all to come clean about this stain on history.

One or two simple questions should suffice to open a critical inquiry on colonialism in Cameroon: “How did France and Britain gain control over the west-central nation of Cameroon,” or “Why did France and Britain colonize Cameroon.” The second question, I imagine, will help to clarify what there was to exploit or expropriate in this area of the African continent.

If you find typos in this document, I would appreciate a notification. And, as always, if you find this material useful in your practice, I would be grateful to hear what you think of it. I seek your peer review.

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