Imperialism Changes the World: Main Page

Modern World History: Nationalism and Imperialism (1850-1914)

Student Activity

Title: Imperialism Changes the World

Skill: Map, graph, and chart analysis / Reading comprehension

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TEACHERS: CLICK HERE FOR INFORMATION ABOUT THIS LESSON

 

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Purpose: Students will learn about the 'New Imperialism' carried out by European powers in the 1800's and 1900's. Students will investigate various readings, maps, graphs, and charts to discover the impact of this 'New Imperialism' on the people of Africa and China.


Main Activity: Steps to Complete This Investigation:

As you proceed through this activity you will investigate Imperialism in the 19th and early 20th centuries. You will begin by looking into Imperialism in the world as a whole in the section 'Imperialism and the World'. Next, you will see, in detail, how imperialistic policies of European powers impacted other regions of the world.

Complete the sections below as instructed by your teacher

If instructed by your teacher: Click here to print the questions for this Net Investigation.

I. Imperialism and the World

Complete the activities on the link below to find out the extent of Imperialism in the world in the 1900's

Click here to find activities for Imperialism and the World

 

II. Imperialism by Region

CHOOSE A REGION BELOW TO FIND OUT ABOUT IMPERIALISM IN THAT PART OF THE WORLD

 

Imperialism in China
Imperialism in Africa

 Closing Activities:

You may choose one of the following activities

delt Illustrated Timeline

Create a detailed timeline of Imperialism in the 1800's and 1900's. One side of the timeline could be Imperialism in China and the other could be Imperialism in Africa. Include pictures and descriptions in your timeline.

Once you have completed your illustrated timeline compare and contrast Imperialism in Africa and China.

deltDebate on Imperialism

Imagine you are in a room with leaders from England, Africa, and China during this time of Imperialism. Write a fictional dialogue between these 3 leaders. In your dialogue you must make reference to all the events in this lesson. Be creative-- think about what these 3 would have to say to each other (imagine, of course, they all speak the same language!)

 


Enrichment Activities:

redCreate your own chart slide

Connect to the website 'Statistics on the Extent of European Colonialism' and create 2 bar graphs. One graph should contain the area in square miles and the other should contain population information (each for the home country--the top 2 rows in the chart). Next, compare the 2 graphs you made to the graphs on the 'Imperialism and the World' page. What similarities do you see? What conclusions can you draw from this new data?

 

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 Use your textbook to find out more details about the effects of Imperialism in Africa and China. What was the result of this 'New Imperialism' to these societies?

 


Rubric:

The following rubric can be used to grade responses:

 

4

This response shows understanding of how Imperialism changed the world. The response is insightful, integrates knowledge and demonstrates powerful application.

3

This response shows some understanding of how Imperialism changed the world. The response is thorough with accurate documentation. Appropriate application demonstrates some evidence of higher order thinking skills.

2

This response shows some understanding of how Imperialism changed the world The response is acceptable with some support of key ideas. The response shows little or no evidence of application.

1

This response shows some understanding of how Imperialism changed the world. The response is related to the question but is inadequate, with significant misconceptions and/or absence of key ideas.

0

This response is completely incorrect or irrelevant. There may be no answer.


Created By: 

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Jeff Newby

Montgomery Blair High School

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