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Africa: Social Issues
These sites are about African countries and some of their social issues. Learn about the Darfur conflict, malnutrition, and overpopulation. Included are several eThemes on Africa and African countries.
These sites contain information on colonial Africa. There are maps, photographs, and other primary source documents, as well as essays and interviews with contemporary authors and experts. Students can explore the historical background for literary works dealing with this setting, such as "Heart of Darkness" by Joseph Conrad.
These sites are about the history and culture of early Africa. Learn about the different tribes and their lifestyles. Includes timelines, maps, activities, and photographs, as well as eThemes Resources on Adinkra Cloths of Africa and East African Culture and Language.
These websites are about Africa. Here you will find information about African people, governments, languages, and culture. There are interactive timelines and exhibitions where students can explore African history or learn about African art.
Find out about the historical past and present of South Africa. Learn how Great Britain established and developed colonies on the continent. Discover what relationships were established among Boers, British, Afrikaners and native tribes. Find out about gold and diamond mines, wars, apartheid, and riots in the country. Learn biographies of Nelson Mandela, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, P.W. Botha, and Cecil Rhodes. Includes photographs, video, and audio files.
These sites are about the country of Rwanda, with special attention paid to the civil war and 1994 genocide of the Tutsi population. Here you will find interviews with individuals who were involved with the events, audio and video files, and primary source documents. There are also general facts about the country and current news.
These sites are about AIDS and HIV. There is information on how the disease is transmitted and how it is treated. Includes statistics on how many people worldwide are infected and the number of U.S. teenagers diagnosed with the disease. There is also information on prevention and testing. Includes maps, timelines, videos, and a link to an eThemes Resource on the immune system.