Asian Responses to Imperialism: Crash Course World History #213

World history is full of the glorious fanfare of the expansion of Western civilization, but was it perceived that way by the Eastern hemisphere? High schoolers watch a video from Crash Course World History to learn more about how Western imperialism and nationalism led to both careful adaptation and outright rejection on the other side of the world.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Connect to a lesson on Western and Eastern civilizations
  • Have class members watch the video on their own, either at home or in a computer lab, and return to a class discussion about the relationship between the establishment of a city-state and imperialism
Classroom Considerations

  • Narration moves quickly; if you plan on showing the video in class, consider pausing at key moments to elaborate
  • Comment section is open to the public

  • Provides a lesson plan and worksheet that aligns with the same themes from the video
  • Entertaining and engaging

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