Colonialism and the Caribbean

Upper School

Grade 11, Grade 12

History and Social Science

Open to Grades 11-12

Credits: 0.5

This course will explore the legacies of colonialism using Albert Memmi’s framework from the book The Colonizer and the Colonized. Students will investigate the social, cultural and economic impact of Colonialism on the present day with a specific focus on Puerto Rico, Cuba, the Dominican Republic and Haiti. Students will develop an understanding of colonialism and its lasting impact on a nation politically and economically.