Imperialism Unit Plan: by Jennifer Berringer
Lesson 1: Conflicting View-Points on the Morality of Imperialism
Lesson 2: Berlin Conference Simulation
Lesson 3: Imperialism Political Cartoon Assessment
(excerpted from the unit by Jennifer Berringer; http://www.coedu.usf.edu/main/departments/seced/webq/Social%20Studies/History/jberringer/default.htm)
- Students will read and analyze primary documents that compare two different points of view on the morality of imperialism.
- Students will deepen their understanding of the concept of imperialism.
(from Scramble for Africa: 1884 Berlin Conference Simulation by Deana M. Jaeschke Central Middle School, White Bear Lake, MN)
- Students will understand that political boundaries are human constructions by groups or individuals in political, economic, military power
- Students will understand that the current political map of Africa is largely a construction of European Imperialism of that late 19th and early 20th centuries
- Students will apply their knowledge of African climates, ecosystems, and resources.
1. Students will look at political cartoons to extend their understanding of the concept of imperialism.
2. Students will analyze primary documents in the form of political cartoons.
3. Students will apply what they have learned about imperialism from notes, simulation and cartoons to create a political cartoon to illustrate the imperialism that led up to WWI.