This lesson is an exemplar for a Common Core aligned lesson. Perfect for when one is being observed by administration or as a fun way to teach New Imperialism. Could be taught over 2-5 days. This lesson emphasizes content literacy, document analysis, and engagement.
It contains a warm-up and visual inquiry piece that will get the students engaged in the lesson right away, plus a document analysis piece for a real textbook from 1887 Europe describing the "4 states of society". It clearly illustrates how Europeans felt about people in other societies and how they were able to take over these countries. Three visuals help students understand the extent and intensity of Imperialism. The lesson also contains an outstanding exit ticket, which asks the students to rate the teachers performance in teaching the relevant Common Core Standards.