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Students define and discuss colonialism and self-determination. After reading the European's view on the topic, they analyze a map of imperialism in 1914. They watch excerpts of a video and take notes on various United Nations documents. Using the internet, they research a current UN effort to promote decolonization in various areas of the world.
Using maps and images, you'll be able to trace the path of Imperialism that occurred from 1876 to 1914. While text is limited, the images are sure to aid you as you describe the scramble for Africa, the Boer War, British Imperialism, expansion into Asia, and the Boxer Rebillion.
Who owned what in Africa? How did Africa regain its independence? These are the big questions in this slide-show. It discusses French, British, and Dutch Imperialism, along with the movements that helped Africa shake the Colonial yoke. This presentation is clear, easy to follow, and includes review questions.
Students use the powers of the Internet to discover some of the secrets to the continent of Africa. In this African studies lesson plan, students gain an understanding of contemporary African culture from a female perspective. Students identify similarities and differences between contemporary Africa and their culture as they confront stereotypes of African women and children/teens.
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.
This presentation is a gem. It begins with 20 questions aimed at guiding note taking and focusing student attention. Each slide or topic covered ties to one of the 20 questions. The class will learn about European conquest and need to dominate Africa including, Imperialism, Social Darwinism, Shaka's military, Boers, Rorke's Drift, and the Anglo-Zulu war.
The included excerpt would be a perfect contrary follow-up to reading, Rudyard Kipling's White Man's Burden. Journalist E.D. Morel composed the statement against imperialism in 1920. Black Man's Burden is a wonderful primary source document for learners to analyze. Four document-based questions are included along with the excerpt.
Consider the words of Cecil Rhodes after reading this short excerpt from his publication, Confession of Faith. Upper graders read the excerpt then answer two questions analyzing the view of Africans toward his praise of British colonialism. They also discuss British imperialism and racism.
George Orwell's "Shooting an Elephant" is the focus of this reading and writing lesson. After reading the essay, research the British control of Africa and Burma at the time the essay was written (1936). Additionally, pupils write a summary of the Burmese political situation, and describe the main message of the piece. This would work well as a language arts reading comprehension activity, or as a cross-curricular lesson in a history class, as well as homeschool.
Research European expansionism and colonialism during the Age of Exploration. Study the Marquise de Miramon and discuss the objects from Japan. Research Europe's expansionism and colonialism during the Age of Exploration by working in groups to complete section research. Debate about the topic, discuss exoticsm, cultural imperialism, and create a related art activity.
Learners explore the connection between Gandhi and the Independence Movement in India. In this lesson on social change, students examine the ideas of Gandhi to analyze non violent change. Learners consider the impact of British imperialism in India and current issues around the world today.
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.
Colonization, imperialism, invasion, and the expansion of the British Empire into Africa, India, and Asia are all covered here. This presentation highlights major events, rebellions, and cultural changes that came from British colonization. A text-driven resource intended to aid you in delivering a focused and comprehensive lecture.
Students explore the effects of colonialism in Africa. In this World History lesson, students read the Legacy of Colonialism and take a stance on Colonialism to write a letter to the editor. They are paired with a same-ability partner who writes a letter with an opposing view. These letters are used to discuss the concept and history of Colonialism.