Ch 23: Imperialism: AP World History Lesson Plans

About This Chapter

The Imperialism chapter of this course is designed to help you plan and teach about European imperialism and industrial achievements in your classroom. The video lessons, quizzes and transcripts can easily be adapted to provide your lesson plans with engaging and dynamic educational content. Make planning your course easier by using our syllabus as a guide.

Weekly Syllabus

Below is a sample breakdown of the Imperialism chapter into a 5-day school week. Based on the pace of your course, you may need to adapt the lesson plan to fit your needs.

DayTopicsKey Terms and Concepts Covered
MondayAchievements and effects of the Industrial Revolution Industrial developments in Europe and North America;
Effect of the Industrial Revolution on economics and society
TuesdayEuropean imperialism in India Activities of the British East India Company and collapse of the Mughal Empire
WednesdayEuropean imperialism in China European trade objectives in China, the Boxer Rebellion, the Open Door Policy, the Opium Wars, and the Treaty of Nanking
ThursdayEuropean imperialism in AfricaEuropean colonies, invasions and rivalries in Africa and the role of the Berlin Conference in regulating the land grab
FridayJapanese imperialism during the 19th and 20th centuries The Russo-Japanese War, the Sino-Japanese War, and acquisition of Korea and Taiwan

6 Lessons in Chapter 23: Imperialism: AP World History Lesson Plans
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Inventions of the Industrial Revolution: Examples & Summary

1. Inventions of the Industrial Revolution: Examples & Summary

Although many factors influenced the first Industrial Revolution, the progress made by several inventors was essential. In this lesson, learn about the innovators who helped to spur the Industrial Revolution forward.

Urbanization & Other Effects of the Industrial Revolution: Social & Economic Impacts

2. Urbanization & Other Effects of the Industrial Revolution: Social & Economic Impacts

The Industrial Revolution had a lasting effect on class structure, urbanization and lifestyle. In this lesson, we will learn how the Industrial Revolution changed various aspects of European society.

European Imperialism in India & the British East India Company

3. European Imperialism in India & the British East India Company

In this lesson, we will learn about European imperialism in India. We will explore the relationship between European powers and India and examine the role of the British East India Company.

European Imperialism in China: Trades, Battles & Treaties

4. European Imperialism in China: Trades, Battles & Treaties

In this lesson, we will examine European imperialism in China. We will highlight the key themes associated with this topic, specifically the Opium Wars and the 'Open Door' Policy.

Japanese Imperialism: Territorial Acquisitions & Wars

5. Japanese Imperialism: Territorial Acquisitions & Wars

In this lesson, we will learn about Japanese imperialism. We will highlight the major territorial acquisitions and the wars that expanded the Japanese Empire.

European Imperialism in Africa: Invasions, Colonization & Rivalries

6. European Imperialism in Africa: Invasions, Colonization & Rivalries

In this lesson, we will learn about European imperialism in Africa. We will explore the 'Scramble for Africa,' and highlight the key themes and events associated with it.

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