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World II Learning Standards:
WHII.11 Describe the causes of 19th century European Imperialism (H,E)
the desire for economic gain and resources
the missionary impulse and the search for strategic advantage and national pride
WHII.12 Identify major developments in Indian history in the 19th and early 20th centuries (H,E)
the economic and political relationship between India and Britain
the building of roads, canals, railroads, and universities
the rise of Indian nationalism and the influence and ideas of Ghandi
WHII.13 Identify major developments in Chinese history in the 19th and early 2oth centuries (H,E)
China’s explosive population growth between 1750 and 1850
Decline of the Manchu dynasty beginning in the late 18th century
Growing Western influence
The Opium War
The Taiping Rebellion from 1850-1864
The Boxer Rebellion
Sun Yat-Sen and the 1911 nationalist revolution
WHII.14 Identify major developments in Japanese history in the 19th and early 20th centuries (H,E)
the Meiji Restoration
the abolition of feudalism
the borrowing and adaptation of western technology and industrial growth
Japan’s growing role in international affairs
WHII.15 Identify major developments of African history in the 19th and early 20th centuries (H,E)
African interaction with imperialism
Agricultural changes, improvements, and new patterns of employment
The origins of African nationalism
1. What changes set the stage for European
2. How did imperialism contribute to the unity and growth of nationalism?
3. Is it acceptable to impose your culture on another cultural group?
4. Does a technological advanced nation have a responsibility to share its advances with less developed nations?
5. Should the pursuit of economic and political advances outweigh costs?
Background on Imperialism
European nations gain territory or domination in
through piece-by-piece conquest
Britain slowly acquires
Indian soldiers revolt against British
connects Mediterranean Sea, Indian Ocean
Britain controls much of Africa
British, French armies meet in a standoff at
Sudan; war averted when French back down
(farmers of Dutch descent) in South Africa
Chinese revolt against European presence; China remains independent, but European powers carve it into different
spheres of influence
Reasons for imperialism:
Colonies provide new markets, raw materials; colonies are rarely profitable, however
Christian missionaries convert indigenous peoples
New territories bring glory to the nation; empire becomes part of national identity
European powers view indigenous peoples as inferior, in need of civilization
Answer the following questions using the map below:
1. Identify and list the nations that had colonies in 1914 but not in 1850.
2. Why do you think there were more European colonies in 1914 than in 1850?
How do you think the change in political control in Africa between 1850 and 1914 affected Africa’s people
4. Identify and list two observations you noted in comparing the map of 1850 and 1914
Frayer model on Imperialism.doc
Section One: The British in India pages 343 - 347
Preview section one using the attached document:
Preview section One.docx
Complete terms on section one using attached graphic organizer
Section One terms.docx
Watch the video below and complete the attached dialectical journal:
Dialectical journal on Sepoy Mutiny.doc
Opener on Kitchener quote about the people of india
Opener on Kitchener quote.docx
Focus Questions on reading in section One:
Reading focus questions on Section One.docx
Section Two: Imperialism in China
1. How did Western nations gain power and influence in China in 1800s?
2. How did the Cinese view Europeans in the 1800s?
3. Were the Chinese fears of western intentions warranted?
4. What were the effects of the Taiping Rebellion?
5. How did the Boxer Rebellion start and end?
6. How did European intervention in China contribute to the downfall of the Qing Dynasty?
Opening activity on Inside Story ......see attached form:
opener on Opium Trade.docx
Sequencing Activity on Imperialism in China
Section 2 Terms
Section 2 terms.docx
Before the Outbreak of the Opium Wars, CHina Attempted to appeal to the Britich crown to stop the trade of Opium
Attached is a copy of the Letter of Advice to Quuen Victoria for you to mark up:
Letter to Queen Victoria.doc
Opener on Lin Zixu Letter to Queen VIctoria.doc
Complete the opener on the methods used by The Chinese Ambassador to appeal for help from Queen Victoria:
Writing a letter as Queen Victoria:
Response letter from the Queen assignment.docx
Use the Picture detective to analyze the picture below
1. Ask a question
2. List what you see
3. what is the purpose of this political cartoon
Complete the map activity on Imperialism and the global economy:
Imperialism and global economy.docx
Section 3: The Scramble for Africa
Complete the Inside Story ACtivity on Ethiopia:
Inside story on Ethiopia.doc
Complete Graphic Organizer on the New Imperialism:
GO on New Imperialism.doc
The White Man Burden.doc
Reading of a Whiteman's Burden
1. According to Kipling, and in your own words, what was the “White Man’s Burden”?
2. What reward did Kipling suggest the “White Man” gets for carrying his “burden”?
3. Who did Kipling think would read his poem? What do you think that this audience might have said in response to it?
Real WHiteman's Burden.doc
The Black Man Burden.doc
Heart of Darkness clip
For Classes that Complete the Webques
On your western imperialism page Complete the following activities on the web quest:
Section I: Imperialism and the World
For each of the sections below, copy paste and answer the questions in your wiki
a. Imperialism Map
b. Data on Colonial Empires
c. Impact of colonization Data
d. Make some conclusions
2. Section II: Imperialism by region...click on Africa
For each of the sections below, copy, paste and answer the questions in your wiki
a. Berlin Conference
b. Political cartoon
c. Map comparison
d. Link to today
Webquest on Imperialism in Africa:
Video clip on Imperialism in Africa:
Background on Berlin Conference:
The Berlin Conference of 1884–85 regulated European colonization and trade in Africa during the New Imperialism period, and coincided with Germany's sudden emergence as an imperial power. Called for by Portugal and organized by Otto von Bismarck, first Chancellor of Germany, its outcome, the General Act of the Berlin Conference, can be seen as the formalization of the Scramble for Africa. The conference ushered in a period of heightened colonial activity by European powers, while simultaneously eliminating most existing forms of African autonomy and self-government.
Mark Up of Berlin Conference:
The Berlin Conference.doc
Use the vidoe clip below to add to your knowledge of the Berlin Conference:
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