Imperialism in China and the Opium Wars - Webquest with Key - This 12 page webquest is centered on imperialism in China during the Age of Imperialism and the resulting Opium Wars. It contains 30 questions and a political cartoon related to imperialism in China from the Alpha History website. It contains a detailed teacher key for ease of assessment.
Your students will learn about history of imperialism in China during the Age of Imperialism and gain a better understanding of how the imperialistic nations "divided" China with their spheres of influence. Specifically, your students will learn about the causes and outcomes of the Opium Wars and come to a better understanding of how imperialism affected China during the time period of the Age of Enlightenment. As well, the resource contains a political cartoon from the time period that requires students to analyze how imperialism impacted China.
This is an excellent resource for having your students understand how imperialism impacted China and how the Opium Wars impacted Chinese society. It is a great review activity and will make a great addition your your imperialism unit of study!