Overview: This unit is about European imperialism around the world with a specific focus on Africa. The main focus of this unit is a pamphlet in which students will research an imperial movement in a specific area of Africa or Asia. In addition, students will have an imperial motive pictures examination, reading assignment on David Livingstone and the Sepoy Mutiny, as well as writing assignments and video sheets. .
Students will use a variety of tools (e.g., primary and secondary sources, data, artifacts) to analyze perceptions and perspectives (e.g., gender, race, region, ethnic group, nationality, age, economic status, religion, politics, geographic factors) of people and historical events in the modern world (1500 A.D. to present) and United States History (Reconstruction to present).
Students will analyze how history is a series of connected events shaped by multiple cause and effect relationships, tying past to present.
Students will analyze how nationalism, militarism and imperialism led to world conflicts and the rise of totalitarian governments (e.g., European imperialism in Africa, World War I, the Bolshevik Revolution, Nazism, World War II).
KCAS Literacy Standards:
Writing Standards – Grades 9-10
Research to Build and Present Knowledge
7. Conduct short as well as more sustained research projects to answer a question or solve a problem; narrow or broaden the inquiry when appropriate synthesize multiple sources on the subject, demonstrating understanding of the subject under investigation.
Using the following motives for Imperialism, Explain which one you think is the most praise worthy. Explain which one you think is the least praise worthy
1. End the slave trade
3. Medical and Scientific Research
4. Make Money
5. Spreading Christianity
6. Strongest Survive
7. White Race superior
8. Explore “unknown”
Activity 2 Notes on the Positives vs. Negatives of Imperialism
Resistance to Imperialism
Anglo-Zulu War - Attack Scene
Compare the positive and negative outcomes of imperialism on colony areas.
Describe resistance to imperialism by African peoples.
Lesson 5 – Imperialism Activity 1 – Writing – Imagine that you were in control of someone else, explain advantages and disadvantages of strict control? Explain advantages and disadvantages of loose control.
Activity 2 – Notes on Types of Imperialism
Forms of Imperialism
Colony Territory governed internally by a foreign country
Protectorate Territory with own internal government, but under the control of an outside power
Sphere of Influence Area where outside country claims exclusive trading privileges
Economic Imperialism Independent less-developed country controlled by private businesses
Compare forms and management methods by European countries over their imperial subjects.
Lesson 6 - Imperialism Activity 1 - Start on Imperialism Pamphlet – Pick groups, pick countries
Dutch East Indies
Activity 2 – Go to lab to begin research
Research an imperial movement in an African or Asian country affected by European imperialism.
Lesson 7 - Imperialism Activity 1 – Writing – Explain how people respond to being disrespected by others. Describe a time when you felt disrespected and explain how you reacted
Activity 2 – Notes on India
Activity 3 – Sepoy Rebellion Reading
Analyze British imperial methods on India
Lesson 8 – Imperialism Activity 1 – Go to the lab to work on project
Research an imperial movement in Africa or Asian area affected by European imperialism.
Lesson 9 – Imperialism Activity 1 – Notes on Meiji Restoration in Japan
Activity 2 – Scene from Last Samurai
Activity 3 – Notes on Imperial Japan
Explain how Japan was opened up and modernized by American and European imperial interests.
Lesson 10 – Imperialism Activity 1 – Video Clip on Russo-Japanese War
Activity 2 - Go to lab to work on project
Explain why Japan won the Russo-Japanese War and became the most powerful country in Asia at the beginning of the 20th century.
Lesson 11 – Imperialism Activity 1 – page 371-2 How were the Europeans able to get into and trade with China? Why couldn’t the Chinese do anything to resist it? – Explain
Activity 2 - Opium War Reading, Notes
Activity 2 – Video Clip
Empress Tzu-Hsi and the Boxer Rebellion
A Segment of: China: People and Places
Analyze how the Opium War and Boxer Rebellion impacted Chinese resistance to imperialism.
Activity 2 – Have students write down the key idea from each presentation
HAVE NO PRESENTATIONS – LAST DAY IN THE LAB??
Present my research on an imperial movement in an African or Asian country
Lesson 13 – Imperialism Activity 1 – What does it mean for a country to be considered a 1st world, 2nd world or third world country? – Explain
Activity 2 – Geopolitics in Suez Canal and Panama Canal
Activity 3 - Finish Presentations, Special Economic Zones – Connect to Today – page 372
Activity 4 – Work on Study guide
Relate geopolitics to the building of both the Panama and Suez Canals.
Compare 1st World, 2nd World and 3rd World countries.
Lesson 14 - Imperialism Activity 1 – Review game
Activity 2 – Collect study guide
Activity 3 – Imperialism Test