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History Topics - Form Four

 

TOPIC 1: Crisis in the Capitalist System

 

  1. First World War: Causes and Impact on Africa

    • Analyse the short and long term causes of the first world war

    • Analyse the factors that led the war to spread worldwide

    • Assess the impact of the first world war on Africa

  2. The great depression: its causes and impact on Africa

    • Explain the meaning and characteristics of the great depression

    • Analyse the causes of the great depression

    • Assess the impact of the great depression on Africa

  3. The Second World War: Causes and Impact on Africa

    • Analyse the causes of the second world war

    • Analyse the factors that led the war to spread worldwide

    • Assess the impact of the second world war on Africa

 

TOPIC 2: Nationalism And Decolonisation

 

  1. Nationalism in Africa

    • Explain the concept of nationalism

    • Explain the origin of nationalism in Africa

    • Explain the importance of nationalism in Africa

  2. The Rise of Social and Welfare Associations

    • Explain the meaning of social and welfare associations

    • Analyse the reason for the rise of social and welfare associations

    • Assess the strengths, weaknesses and contribution of social and welfare associations during the struggle for independence

  3. The Rise of Protest and Religious Movements

    • Explain the meaning of protest and religious movements

    • Analyse the causes of the rise of protest and religious movements

    • Assess the strengths, weaknesses and contribution of protest and religious movements during the struggle for independence

  4. Rise of Mass Nationalism and Political Parties in Africa

    • Explain the meaning of mass nationalism

    • Analyse the reason for the rise of mass nationalism in Africa

    • Compare the strengths, weaknesses and contribution of political parties towards the road to independence

    • Analyse the problems experienced during mass nationalism

  5. Decolonisation through Constitutional Means

    • Explain the meaning of decolonization on through constitutional means

    • Assess the conditions which facilitated constitutional struggle for independence

    • Analyse the problems experienced during the struggle for independence through constitutional means

  6. Decolonisation through Armed Struggle

    • Explain the meaning of armed struggle

    • Analyse the causes of armed struggle for independence

    • Analyse the strengths, weaknesses and contribution of armed struggle towards the road to independence in Africa

  7. Decolonisation through Revolution

    • Explain the meaning of revolution

    • Analyse the causes of decolonization through revolution

    • Assess the strengths, weaknesses and contribution of revolution towards the road to independence

    • Analyse the problems experienced during the struggle for independence through revolution

 

TOPIC 3: Changes In Political, Social And Economic Policies In Africa After Independence

 

  1. Changes in Political, Ideological and Administrative Systems

    • Explain the factors/ conditions which led to changes in political, ideological and administrative systems after independence

    • Analyse critically the changes which took place after independence

    • Assess critically the strengths, weaknesses and contribution of political, ideological and administrative changes in the newly independent African states

  2. Changes in Economic Development Policies and Strategies

    • Explain the factors which led to changes in economic developmental policies and strategies

    • Analyse the economic development policies and strategies adopted in Africa after independence

    • Assess critically the strengths, weaknesses and contribution of the economic development policies and strategies adopted in Africa after independence

  3. Provision of Education in Africa after Independence

    • Analyse the objectives of education in Africa after independence

    • Appraise the features of education in Africa after independence

    • Assess the strengths and weaknesses of education in Africa after independence

  4. Changes in the Provision of Health Services after Independence in Africa

    • Analyse the objectives of health services after independence in Africa

    • Appraise the features of health services after independence in Africa

    • Assess the strengths and weaknesses of the provision of health services after independence

  5. Changes in the Provision of Water Services in Africa after Independence

    • Analyse the objectives of the provision of water services in Africa after independence

    • Evaluate success and failures in the provision of water services after independence

  6. Changes in the Provision of Housing Services after Independence

    • Analyse the objectives of the provision of housing services after independence

    • Appraise the pattern of housing distribution after independence

    • Assess the steps taken to change the colonial pattern of distribution of housing after independence

  7. Establishment of National Military and National Legal Institutions

    • Analyse the objectives of establishing national military and national legal institutions

    • Assess the functions, strengths and weaknesses of national military forces and national legal institutions

  8. Problems Hindering Development in Africa after Independence

    • Analyse the social, political and economic problems hindering development in Africa after independence

    • Examine critically the steps taken to solve problems hindering development in Africa after independence

    • Analyse the successes and failures of the steps taken to solve problems hindering development in africa

 

TOPIC 4: Africa In International Affairs

 

  1. Continental Cooperation

    • Analyse the objectives of establishing continental co-operation

    • Explain the achievements and problems resulting from the establishment of continental co-operation and their impact on Africa

  2. African Regional Cooperation

    • Analyse the objectives of the different regional groupings in Africa

    • Critically analyse the achievements and problems resulting from the establishment of regional grouping and their impact on Africa

  3. Africa in International Affairs

    • Explain the objectives of Africa's participation in international affairs

    • Critically assess the achievements and problems resulting from Africa's participation in international affairs

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