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What have US-Japanese relations been like since the conclusion of World War II? Why do some commentators identify Japan's postwar years as a subordinate independence? Invite your young historians to research Japan's status in the world community following the end of an era of Japanese imperialism, as well as Japan's subsequent political and economic development as a nation.
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.
In this global studies worksheet, students read the noted 8 chapters in their textbooks and then respond to 34 short answer questions about the French Revolution and Imperialism.
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.
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.
In this Nationalism and Imperialism exam review worksheet, students respond to 10 multiple choice and 5 matching questions that were the most frequently missed on their initial exam.
High schoolers 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.
In this fantastic simulation, your young historians take on the roles of imperialistic European countries in the nineteenth century and then "scramble" to carve up the continent of Africa! This is a very hands-on activity that will help your learners to understand the economic and arbitrary motivations of European powers in African colonization.
Students examine the French draft law to ban religious symbols from public schools. They research "secularist" and "pluralist" positions regarding this ban, debate the topic in class, and draft a position paper on the ban.
Ninth graders identify and explain the six major causes of World War I. They explore the events leading up to WWI, the assassination of Franz Ferdinand and why they were the culmination of everything. Students discuss the characteristics of a "just war," if they believe there is such a thing, and relate them to WWI.
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.
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!
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.
High schoolers 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.
Students examine the Munich Agreement. In this World War II lesson, students analyze the agreement made among Germany, the United Kingdom, France, and Italy. Students discuss the strengths and weaknesses of the agreement.
Eighth graders examine the conquest of the Americas. In this Exploration lesson plan, 8th graders locate the areas of colonization. Students create a visual map of these areas of conquest.
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.
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 instructional activity, students examine the history of portraiture during the nineteenth century. This instructional activity is intended to be used with a visit to the Musee d'Orsay in France.
Students study imperialism in Africa. For this Imperialism lesson, students consider how democratic revolutions around the world led to imperialism in Africa. 

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