Imperialism Changes the World: Main Page
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
Complete the activities on the link below to find out the extent of Imperialism in the world in the 1900's
You may choose one of the following activities
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.
Debate 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!)
Create your own chart
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?
Complete for homework:
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?
The following rubric can be used to grade responses: