Lesson 1 (from Chapter 1, Concerning Violence)
Fanon's work is focused on the transition from colonialism to a post-colonial society. As such, the concept of colonialism is an important foundation for understanding the discussion in the book. The objective of this lesson is to learn more about the concept of colonialism and how colonialism has played out in the world.
Homework: Write a research report on one colonial situation that has occurred. In the report, include which countries are involved, how the colonial situation occurred, the effects of colonialism on the country, and whether the country broke free from colonialism. For example, you might write a report on England and India or on Belgium and Congo.
Write an essay arguing for or against colonialism. Did colonialism benefit countries? Who received more benefits: the colonial country or the one that was colonized? Do you think that colonialism should have been practiced? Why or...
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