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European Imperialism In Asia & Africa Simulation Activity
Key Objectives of the Activity:
A. Understand the inter-relationship between: industrial production, natural resources and markets. (Why Imperialism happened)
B. Understand the general geography of Africa.
C. Understand how the advancement of technology impacted colonies and parent countries.
The activity begins with 8 groups representing European Countries. At the start, each country has natural resources and industrial production that are equal in size. Groups have the option of spending their national income on research and development to increase their industrial production, their military for military conquest in Africa or they may save some income for a later turn. As each country makes their moves, students are watching and learning from each other. As Industrial production grows, income will only grow if markets and natural resources grow at the same rate. Because this activity is made up of Microsoft Word and Excel documents, it is completely customizable.