"This was very informative and the video clips really helped my students understand imperialism better."
Here is a link to the more inclusive UNIT
IMPERIALISM UNIT 9.99
THE FIRST SEMESTER OF WORLD HISTORY
Here is what is included:
1. Africa PPT (2 different versions)
2. India PPT(2 different versions)
3. China and Japan PPT(2 different versions)
4. 2 different versions of the notes.
For Africa I start with a concept attainment definition of Imperialism and back it up with an Iron Man clip. The students love this as I challenge them to find the good and bad imperialistic examples. From there we talk about resources, the players involved and what will come of all this greed and need to control others. The most important slide is the forms of imperial rule slide. In this slide I go over Direct, Indirect and Protectorates as well as sphere of influence. The rest of the presentation focuses on Who did Britain conquer?, the partition of Africa, a Cecil Rhodes quote, David Livingston, Ethiopia and Liberia, What was the appeal, and The Boer War. This presentation is 16 slides.
(If you have time there is a great film about David Livingston and Henry Stanley that really shows what was happening at that particular time. My students love it as I am not sure if it is available on youtube. I have checked but cannot find it. I will post it if I find it)
I begin the presentation with Why did the British come to India? and then we transition into How did a small island like Britain gain so much territory?, How did the Indians feel about British Control? Sepoy Rebellion, Positives and Negatives, the Suez Canal and Indian Resistance. This slide show is only 11 slides long as I did not want to lecture all period. As an option I typically show the Gandhi clip where he is speaking about peaceful non-violence to his people and then they go march and really show how to peacefully rebel.
This is the only place I could find the Gandhi movie. http://moviestreamhd1.turkelraporu.com/play.php?movie=0083987
China and Japan:
What does China have that the imperialistic power want? This is where we begin in this short and informative presentation. From there I talk about the Opium War and drugs in China. I transition to the Taipang Rebellion as we set the stage for a somewhat chaotic time in China during the late 1800;s. Japan on the other hand responds differently to the imperialism of the World. I compare and contrast these two very different responses on one slide. I do come back around to discussing the boxer rebellion and the long term effects all of this will have on China. This presentation is 13 slides.
As a follow up the last emperor, a movie, is a great one to show if you have time. I think it is a bit long but there are not many films that show this time period.
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