European Colonization Teacher Resources
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In this African colonization worksheet, students respond to 1 short answer question that accompanies a reading selection about European Imperialism. Students also complete a graphic organizer based on the selection.
Students explore Africa. In this global studies instructional activity, students research the history of African nations, noting the impact of European colonization and other historical events. Students design posters about the nations they research.
Students analyze the European colonization of America. In this colonial America instructional activity, students use provided Internet resources to research colonization and representative government. Students use their finding to create webpages, videos, or newsletters.
Eighth graders explore the nature of the European colonization in the Americas. They compare how it relates to the inception of their community. Students identify the major players in America's colonization and explore the motivations and characteristics of the colonization.
Newspapers are the perfect medium through which to explore different perspectives in informational text. After researching the fur trade and resultant colonization, groups write a newspaper, including an editorial page, selecting one of three different perspectives to write from. To stimulate visual learners, an art activity is completed to represent the effect of colonization on different groups.
Help your class determine why European was able to dominate the African continent. They read 5 excerpts, each related to a reason why Europe colonized Africa. Then they answer 4 critical-thinking questions.
This presentation reviews the ins and outs of nineteenth century imperialism. The narrator discusses the colonization of Africa in great detail, and delves into the effects of industrialization, superior technology, and widespread disease on the imperialistic motivations of European powers.
View this presentation to take a look into the life and death of Captain James Cook. The video also includes an overview of imperialism, colonization of Australia and New Zealand, and the ritual structure of early Hawaiian culture.
Eleventh graders complete background reading of Europeans and the Native American Indians. They work in groups and represent an area of European colonization and create a "character" to represent their colonists on a class talk show. Each group creates a commercial highlighting new products available in Europe or America.
Fifth graders are introduced to their year-long study of North America. Students will investigate regions of North America, American Indian cultural regions and the influence of European colonization. During their study, 5th graders will create a picture book documenting their learning.
Fifth graders discover where and why groups of people colonized and settled in the United States by building their own colonies. Using Kidpix, have students make a poster persuading all the other students to come live in their colony.
In this African colonization worksheet, students respond to 4 short answer questions that accompany a reading selection about political motives in Africa. Students also complete a graphic organizer based on the selection.
Eighth graders identify plants and animals native and foreign to colonial North America and examine and evaluate the environmental impact of European exploration and colonization. They then relate the environmental impact of Colonization to that of their community's beginnings.
In this using semicolons, colons, and hyphens instructional activity, students read about their usages and apply the information by adding them to sentences, using colons or semicolons to join groups of words in two separate columns, and choosing correct punctuation in sentences. Students write twenty-eight answers.
Fifth graders discuss perspectives on the European colonization of America. In this perspectives lesson plan, 5th graders view 2 perspective pictures, and discuss how the Europeans and Native Americans perceived the colonization.
Ninth graders compare and contrast different Carnavals throughout Latin America. In this Latin American lesson, 9th graders study the geography and colonial history of Latin America.
In this world history learning exercise, students note 5 cause-and-effect relationships relating to the European colonization of the Americas and define 2 vocabulary terms.
Ninth graders differentiate the Native American and European values. In this world history lesson, 9th graders define colonialism in their own words. They study the effects of epidemics and other diseases to Native American populations.
Students explore proposed plans for land redistribution in Zimbabwe. They research the history of European colonization in Zimbabwe, focusing on the roles and views of various groups within the country. Based on these perspectives, s
Students see that there is often more than one perspective of an historical event. They examine both European and Native American perspective of the European colonization of America, then respond in writing or in pictures to comprehension prompts.