Sparked: Scramble for Africa

Sparked: Scramble for Africa

I used Adobe Spark to create this online augmented reading assignement which covers the scramble for Africa, Belgian exploitation the Congo, and the impact of colonialism on today’s DR Congo.

The Best Moments in Reading

“The best moments in reading are when you come across something – a thought, a feeling, a way of looking at things – which you had thought special and particular to you. Now here it is, set down by someone else, a person you have never met, someone even who is long dead. And it is as if a hand has come out and taken yours.”

—Alan Bennett, The History Boys

Books Are Weapons In The War of Ideas

I've been a little obsessed with this "Books Are Weapons in the War of Ideas" artwork for awhile now, and I'm even more so now that I know the story behind it. Here's a great article from The Atlantic about the Council on Books in Wartime and how patriotic publishers practically gave away (for six cents each) millions of their best books during WW2 and, as a result, created a nation of readers.