This is a series of primary source readings on imperialism for a World History course at the high school or university survey course level. The four primary source readings include 7-15 questions at the end of each reading that combine reading comprehension, links to current government issues and Document-Based-Questions (marked with a "►"). Contents include:
1. The Indian Thuggee Cult in British India and Efforts to Exterminate It: WIlliam Henry Sleeman
2. The Opium Wars of China: Lin Zexu, Treaty of Nanjing
3. The Casement Report on the Belgian Congo: Roger Casement
4. The Philippine Insurrection and Empire: Rudyard Kipling's "The White Man's Burden," American Anti-Imperialist League, Mark Twain, Houston Post
5. Unit vocabulary and concept list with a practice test worksheet
The readings can be used for in-class lessons, sub-plans or homework assignments. They're ideal for a World History AP course, though I use them for my standard-level students as well.