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China - the Geography of European Imperialism - Spheres of Influence in China
Ninth graders create a map of China. They identify the various spheres of influence carved out by the Imperialist powers of Europe as well as locating geographical features of china and major cities. They explain the global impact of imperialism and political and social reform in China.
The "New" European Imperialism
Discuss European Imperialism using this resource. This is an online world history worksheet. Learners answer 20 questions regarding the new European Imperialism using drop-down menus to select their answers for each question. They can submit their answers to be scored.
Imperialism, Arab Nationalism and World War I
Continued conflict in the Middle East makes this lesson relevant, and the inclusion of a critique of Lawrence of Arabia might increase student interest in a potentially challenging topic. The resource includes a solid introduction to the history of the region, suggested readings (both primary and secondary sources), and instructions for writing a movie review that addresses the historical accuracy of the film. A general rubric for the paper is included as well as a sample essay. Though the lesson indicates that it is suitable for grades 9-12, it may be better suited to juniors and seniors.
America's Wars, 1898-1945
Students examine the wars the United States was involved in between 1898 and 1945. In groups, they determine the causes and effects of each war and how each war changed the way the United States handled their foreign affairs. As a class, they debate American imperialism and how we have used it to our advantage in each war.
Holiday Homework: Global Studies
In this global studies worksheet, high schoolers read the noted 8 chapters in their textbooks and then respond to 34 short answer questions about the French Revolution and Imperialism.
Munich: Peace in Our Time
High schoolers examine the Munich Agreement. In this World War II lesson, students analyze the agreement made among Germany, the United Kingdom, France, and Italy. High schoolers discuss the strengths and weaknesses of the agreement.
Imperialism in the Middle East and Southwest Asia
Imperialism in the Middle East is the topic of this PowerPoint. View, take notes, and learn how Britain, France, Russia, and Germany all have imperialistic interests in the Middle East and Southwest Asia. Comprehension questions are included to check for content understanding.
New! Absolutism: A Concept Formation Lesson
Rather than just memorizing and regurgitating a definition, your young historians will determine on their own what critical attributes the concept of absolutism entails! This excellent lesson plan involves analysis of a period portrait of King Louis XIV of France, and then group work to review, analyze, and classify several different examples of absolute monarchs.
A Just War or Just a War?
What, if anything, makes a war "just"? This is an interesting and important question to explore with your class, and you can utilize an excellent lesson plan to support your group inquiry. The American Revolution and the War of 1812 are focus subjects in this investigation into the concept and justification behind war as a whole.
Nationalism & Imperialism Exam
In this Nationalism and Imperialism exam review instructional activity, students respond to 10 multiple choice and 5 matching questions that were the most frequently missed on their initial exam.
Japanese Modernization and Imperialism
Learners examine the period in which Japan ended its isolationism with the rest of the world. Using the internet, they identify the reasons why Japan occupied and annexed Korea along with the country's reasons for going to war with China and Russia. As a class, they discuss the reasons why Japan wanted to modernize to become a world power.
Imperialism in Africa
Students study imperialism in Africa. In this Imperialism lesson, students consider how democratic revolutions around the world led to imperialism in Africa.
Kodomo No Hi: Children's Day Celebration
Children's Day is a beloved Japanese holiday with many colorful and engaging traditions. On this national holiday celebrated yearly on May 5, children are honored for their strengths and given good wishes for happiness. Your younger elementary class will enjoy making origami flowers and paper samurai helmets as well as singing a traditional Japanese song and hearing Japanese folktales. This mini-immersion resource has picture vocabulary, background information, learning goals, focus activity ideas, and more helpful resources for teachers.
Late 19th Century U.S. Foreign Policy
Eleventh graders discover that many of the issues the United States faces today elicit the same type of political, philosophical and moral debate that has divided the country in the past.
Children, Images by Artists And Social Realities
Students study the portrayal of children in art across the centuries. In this art history lesson, students explore how children are portrayed in images over the course of history. This lesson is meant to accompany a visit to the Musee d'Orsay in France, but can be completed with a virtual tour found on the website.
Causes of World War I and Initial Actions and Reactions
Eleventh graders examine the global consequences of nineteenth-century imperialism and the causes of World War I. They listen to a teacher-led lecture about Archduke Franz Ferdinand, imperialism, militarism, nationalism, and alliances. Students take notes and participate in a discussion.
Students discuss the historical painting of portraits. In this art history lesson, students examine the history of portraiture during the nineteenth century. This lesson is intended to be used with a visit to the Musee d'Orsay in France.
World War I: The War to End All Wars
What do you know about WWI? The creator of this fantastic presentation sure knows a lot! From the beginning of the war, to the trenches and the home front, World War I is discussed in full. Each slide includes images, blocks of informational text, and embedded hyperlinks. A really great tool to help learners understand many aspects of the war to end all wars.
New! World History Pre-Assessment
What do the members of your class already know about world history? This is a fabulous pre-assessment that will illustrate the varying levels of general world history knowledge among your young historians that you can use to inform your instruction accordingly. Questions involve a range of ideas, from correctly placing important persons and events within the appropriate time frame to listing religions of the world. Tip: Include some time for learners to list as many other world history facts or insights they can recall.
Becoming a World Power (1876 - 1916)
To expand or to isolate, a question every country must consider. Discover the effects of American expansionism and you'll find that while we did acquire new land, it came at a price. The Boxer Rebellion, Seward's Folly, our push into the Pacific, and the Spanish-American War are all thoroughly discussed. A great presentation!