Examining Primary Sources: Rudyard Kipling, “The White Man’s Burden” (1899)

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Combine literature and history with the poem "The White Man's Burden" by Rudyard Kipling. Pupils read the poem and answer four questions about the text. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Strengthen understanding of the poem by guiding your class through reading and marking the text

  • The questions are relatively high level and require learners to look back into the text and take on the perspectives of others

  • Not much space is provided for responding to the questions