This is a great cooperative learning assignment which is aligned to the common core emphasis in deatiled textual analysis and using text to defend you answer.
This product also uses four fascinating primary sources from people involved in the Age of Imperialism. Their opinions are sure to spark some interesting class discussion as some students may be shocked or outraged! I have also included a list of guided discussion prompts (answer key also included).
The assignment is designed for groups of four. Each student has a letter (A, B , C or D). They can take turns reading the text out loud. Then they write the answer down for their letter. The prompts can be printed and handed out, or my preferred method is to project them up on the screen. The prompts will either emphasize a summary, critical thinking or a particular point of view. The students then discuss their response and what they think about the responses from the other students.
Overall, this is a great way to get your students interested in this fascinating time period. This product works great with my powerpoints from this unit as well. 5.7 & 5.8 are aligned perfectly.
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