This activity tasks students to research and present on how imperialism and colonization impacted a particular country (or for the United States group, what impact did their imperial decisions have on the rest of the world). The project directions tasks students to answer four big picture questions, based on the AP World History Key Concepts for Imperialism. For each of the seven countries (groups), there is also a list of specific topics/ideas/events/people that also need to be incorporated into each group's presentation.
For use after student presentations, there is a reflection activity, which tasks students to identify examples of empires established by each of the seven countries covered by the presentation topics. There is also a final reflection prompt which tasks students to compare European imperialism in different parts of the world.
Four files are included in the zip file: presentation directions, post presentations reflection, peer evaluation, and presentation rubric.
This activity correlates to the following Key Concepts for AP World History:
5.2.I - Industrializing powers established transoceanic empires.
5.2.II - Imperialism influenced state formation and contraction around the world.