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History - General

Sierra Leone Becomes an Independent Republic within the Commonwealth of Nations

Lesson Overview

This lesson will cover the events leading up to Sierra Leone's independence from British colonial rule and its subsequent entry into the Commonwealth of Nations. Students will learn about the political and social climate of Sierra Leone during this time period, as well as the impact of independence on the country.

Learning Outcomes

  • Know the key events leading up to Sierra Leone's independence.
  • Understand the political and social climate of Sierra Leone during this time period.
  • Understand the impact of independence on Sierra Leone.
  • Can analyze primary sources to gain a deeper understanding of the events surrounding Sierra Leone's independence.

Methodology

This lesson will be taught through a combination of lecture, group discussion, and primary source analysis. Students will be encouraged to ask questions and engage in critical thinking throughout the lesson.

Resources/Materials

  • Textbook: Sierra Leone: A History of Its Political and Social Climate
  • Primary source documents related to Sierra Leone's independence
  • Whiteboard and markers
  • Handouts with discussion questions

Activities

  • Lecture on the events leading up to Sierra Leone's independence.
  • Group discussion on the political and social climate of Sierra Leone during this time period.
  • Primary source analysis activity, where students will analyze documents related to Sierra Leone's independence and answer discussion questions.
  • Wrap-up discussion on the impact of independence on Sierra Leone.

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