The following worksheet is a common core-based, introductory lesson on the rise of new imperialism in the 19th century. The lesson focuses primarily on the major reasons European nations felt compelled to imperialize African and Asia peoples. The worksheet includes several student-centered activities such as:
• Cartoon analysis – The Devilfish in Egyptian Waters – Includes several questions, including critical thinking questions designed to elicit class discussion.
• Remember! section where students are asked a series of questions to remind students of the era of old imperialism.
• Primary source analysis – questions that follow, including critical thinking questions designed for discussion.
• Mini-DBQ assignment (either in class or for homework) – includes assignment and rubric.
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