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Lessons about Imperial Rome can help students understand its influence on modern society.
The Legacy of Imperialism
Tenth graders research the historical background of a chosen country. They analyze the effects of Imperialism from a personal, historic, and modern-day perspective. They formulate a postion regarding the effects of Imperialism in their chosen country.
Critical analysis skills can be built in a variety of ways. Using editorial cartoons (both domestic and foreign) learners will consider how American Imperialism was perceived during the late 19th century. Critical thinking questions, political cartoons, and full procedure are all included.
Tenth graders investigate European imperialism. In this Imperialism instructional activity, 10th graders research details about European imperialism and create PowerPoint presentations that feature their findings.
Academic Challenge: Imperialism
Eighth graders investigate how America became a world power. In this Imperialism lesson, 8th graders research the attempts of the United States to engage in Imperialistic behavior in the early 20th century. Students compare the foreign policy of the nation of the Imperialistic era to today's.
Young scholars explore the concept of Imperialism. In this foreign policy lesson, students examine the policies of the US and other countries through time. Young scholars then create a political cartoon of their own and create a timeline that represents their understanding on the issues.
Lessons in Looking: Imperialism Cartoons
Using a Smartboard, learners break apart symbolism found in a political cartoon published in 1902. They work to analyze the cartoon in terms of US Imperialism occurring in the late 1890s. All necessary materials are included in this well designed lesson.
Revolution in China And the Fall of Imperialism
Students study modern Chinese history according to the fall of the Qing Dynasty through the Communist Revolution. They explain the global impact of imperialism including political and social reform in China and complete a vocabulary chart using key terms from the Qing Dynasty and the Communist Revolution.
Introduction to Imperialism
Seventh graders examine the implications of American Imperialism. In this Imperialism lesson, 7th graders analyze primary sources available from the Library of Congress in order to understand the U.S. involvement in the Spanish American War.
Writing Exercise: Collapse of European Imperialism #2
Three excellent writing prompts await your social studies class. They'll consider the reasons for the collapse of European imperialism. They'll use the five W's to answer each question in paragraph form.
Analyzing Sources on Imperialism
Ninth graders explore the concept of imperialism. In this imperialism lesson, 9th graders analyze primary sources regarding British imperialism in Africa. Students analyze the sources for credibility as they gain an understanding of the independence movements in Africa after World War II.
Analyzing Sources on Imperialism
Ninth graders analyze the reasons that countries gained control of territory through imperialism and the impact on people living in the territory that was controlled.Then students write a reflection about those changes.
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.
Eleventh graders examine incidents of U.S. imperialism and its acquisitions. They discuss foreign policy and the emergence of the United States as a world power. They locate U.S. acquisitions on a world map.
How Did British Imperialism and Colonization Impact India?
How did British imperialism and colonization impact India? Uncover how India was considered to be Britain's most valuable colony, how Europe's Industrial Revolution affected India, and the beginnings of the East India Company. A short, but clear, explanation of colonialisms' impact on India.
U.S. Imperialism PowerPoint Project
Eighth graders explore U.S. Imperialism. They explain why stronger countries take control of weaker countries. Students research Imperialism in other parts of the world. In groups, 8th graders create a PowerPoint presentation discussing their findings.
Views Concerning U.S. Imperialism after the Spanish-American War
Students research the impact of American Imperialism. In this Spanish-American War lesson, students visit the listed Web sites to discover details about the war and its effects. Students use the information they locate to participate in a debate over Imperialistic activities.
U.S. Imperialism: The Spanish American War
Eleventh graders study the concept of Imperialism. In this American History lesson, 11th graders analyze a map of the United States during the age of Imperialism. Students debate the role of Theodore Roosevelt during this time.
Re-covering Imperial History
Students read about imperialism in Japan and China and write their own book based on the story they read.
Imperialism and Expansion: Part 1
Students explore the era of imperialism and expansion of the United States. In this American history lesson, students play a game regarding the U.S. attempts to expand the nation in the late 1800s and early 1900s.