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Greater Essex County District School Board
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African Studies at GECDSB
History of Africa and Peoples of African Descent : Course Description
This course investigates the history of African peoples from ancient times to the present and traces their influence throughout the Diaspora with a special focus on Canada, the Caribbean and the United States. Students will analyze diverse societies and cultures with particular regard to the social, economic and political structures and historical forces that form the foundation of these communities. They will examine the influence of selected individuals and groups in Africa and the Diaspora and the innovations, inventions and ideas that have emerged in these societies and profoundly influenced world history. Students will gain knowledge and understanding about these peoples, develop historical inquiry and research skills, apply these skills and understandings in their analysis of past and present developments and improve their communication skills in written, oral and visual formats.​