Lesson Plans World History II SOL 9de: Imperialism and the Scramble for Africa, Asia, and India
Standard WH II: The student will demonstrate knowledge of the effects of the Industrial Revolution during the nineteenth century.
Objectives: Explaining the rise of industrial economies and their link to imperialism and nationalism;
Assessing the impact of European economic and military power on Asia and Africa, with emphasis on the competition for resources and the responses of colonized peoples.
Introduction: A Bell-ringer activity
Notes: Students copy-down and discuss teacher generated notes
Activities: Students complete various in class activities to support learning including video analysis, maps, charts, diagrams, graphic organizers, worksheets, text-book questions, group discussion, KWL Charts etc.
Assessment: Informal, Formal, Exit-Questions, Teacher Questioning. Quizzes, Tests, Projects
Nationalism motivated European nations to compete for colonial possessions. European economic, military, and political power forced colonized countries to trade on European terms. Industrially produced goods flooded colonial markets and displaced their traditional industries. Colonized peoples resisted European domination and responded in diverse ways to Western influences.
Forms of imperialism
• Spheres of influence
Imperialism in Africa and Asia
• European domination
• European conflicts carried to the colonies
• Christian missionary efforts
• Spheres of influence in China
• Suez Canal
• East India Company’s domination of Indian states
• America’s opening of Japan to trade
Responses of colonized peoples
• Armed conflicts (e.g., events leading to the Boxer Rebellion in China)
• Rise of nationalism (e.g., first Indian nationalist party founded in the mid-1800s)
Activities That Support Lesson Plans
Zulu Dawn Handouts Imperialism: Viewing Guide for film titled Zulu Dawn (1979).
Africa and Asia Imperialism Responses Chart: Chart that compares and contrasts different responses of colonized peoples. For use with Virginia World History II textbook.
Scramble for Africa Instructions and Boardgame: Instructions and Game Board on the Scramble for Africa following the Berlin Conference.
Scramble for Africa Debrief Questions : Questions for students to answer after playing the Scramble for Africa boardgame.
Imperialism Lesson Plan: Document Analysis of Imperialism
Imperialism Lesson Plan Document Questions: Questions that go with Document Analysis of Imperialism.
Imperialism in Africa DBQ Imperialism Document Analysis: Document Based Questions (DBQ) Lesson plan and analysis of Imperialism
Crash Course World History Imperialism: Viewing questions with Crash Course World History: Imperialism video.
Zulu War : Questions from video on the Anglo-Zulu War of 1879.