Imperialism

 

1SS-P6. Analyze patterns of change during the nineteenth century era of imperialism
from varied perspectives, with emphasis on:
PO 1. the clash between cultures, including the Zulu wars in Africa, the Sepoy Rebellion in
India, and the Boxer Rebellion in China
PO 2. the development of the British Empire around the world
PO 3. the nationalism that led to conflict between European nations as they competed for
raw materials and markets, including the rush for colonies in Africa and Asia
PO 4. the immediate and long-term responses by people under colonial rule

Assignments

1. The White Man's Burden lesson.
Student Worksheet (Adobe PDF file)
Rule Britannia Song file (midi file) | Rule Britannia Song lyrics
Rule Britannia Song file with singing (mp3 file -- 1.33 mb file)
White Man's Burden Reading
Brown Man's Burden Reading
2. The Economics of Imperialism lesson.
Student Worksheet (Adobe PDF file)
Leroy Beaulieu on the Desirability of Imperialism, 1891 reading
John Hobson, Imperialism, 1902 reading
3. King Leopold's Heart of Darkness (the Congo)
4. The Missionary Impulse lesson.
Student Worksheet (Adobe PDF file)
Dr. David Livingstone: Excerpt from Missionary Travels and Researches in South Africa reading
British Missionary Letters urging the Annexation of the South Sea Islands reading
Josiah Strong on Anglo-Saxon Predominance reading
5. Responses to Imperialism lesson.
Student Worksheet (Adobe PDF file)
The People of Canton: Against the English, 1842 reading
Dadabhai Naoroji: The Benefits of British Rule, 1871 reading
6. The Great Rebellion of 1857 in India.
Sepoy Rebellion Brief Overview
Sepoy Rebellion In Depth
More In Depth of the Rebellion
   Background
   Delhi
   Cawnpore
   Lucknow
   Aftermath
7. International Competition lesson.
Student Worksheet (Adobe PDF file)
The Earl of Cromer -- Why Britain Acquired Egypt in 1882 reading
The John Bull Octopus in Egypt cartoon
Program of the Pan-German League reading
8. Boxer Rebellion in China
Brief Overview
Fei Ch'i-hao Primary Source Document
In Depth of the Rebellion
Pictures of the Boxer Rebellion
Sample Game
9. Zulu wars in Africa
Zulu Wars Brief Overview
Zulu, The True Story
Martinis and the Zulu Wars
Sample Zulu Game

Schedule

Day 1: White Man's Burden lesson.
Day 2: Economics of Imperialism lesson.
Day 3: King Leopold's Heart of Darkness lesson.
Day 4: The Missionary Impulse lesson.
Day 5: Responses to Imperialism lesson.
Day 6: The Great Rebellion of 1857 in India lesson.
Day 7: International Competition lesson.
Day 8: Boxer Rebellion
Day 9: Zulu wars
Day 10: Create game from Sepoy Rebellion/Boxer Rebellion/Zulu Wars
Day 11: game
Day 12: game
Day 13: game
Day 14: game
Day 15: game
Day 16: game