Ch 6: Imperialism & Industrialization Lesson Plans

About This Chapter

When teaching modern world history to your students, you will need to be able to convey to them the basic facts about imperialism and industrialization. Watch this chapter's video lessons for some lesson plans that will help your students learn about these topics.

Imperialism & Industrialization Lesson Plans - Chapter Summary

When learning about the complex subjects of imperialism and industrialization in world history, your students will benefit from having a teacher who can construct comprehensive and informative lessons on these topics. The video lessons you can find in this chapter offer helpful lesson plans that will allow you to teach topics related to imperialism and industrialization to your students. Watch these videos for lesson plans on:

  • The Industrial Revolution
  • Characteristics, motives and effects of European imperialism
  • American imperialism
  • The Congress of Vienna

Our video lessons are a great way to ensure that you students have the best learning opportunities available when it comes time to tackle these subjects. The chapter also contains online assessment quizzes, if you want to see what you know about this subject before teaching it to your students.

How It Helps

  • Breaks down topics: By breaking down these broad subjects into specific topics, this chapter will ensure your students will have an easier time learn the major facts they will need to know.
  • Defines key topics: These lessons also provide you with key definitions and background information your students should learn when going over these subjects.
  • Plans lessons: These video lessons will provide you with some great ideas for lesson plans when teaching this subject in the classroom.

How It Works

This helpful resource offers teachers lesson plan outlines with relevant tools to make planning world history lessons easy.

  • Find lesson plans for specific imperialism and industrialization topics you want to cover in class.
  • Formulate your world history class outline using the suggested classroom tools offered in the lesson plans.
  • Share the related world history lessons for each lesson plan with students in class to make learning fun and engaging.
  • Use related lesson quizzes to ensure your students understand the most important imperialism and industrialization concepts from the lessons.
  • Engage your students with relevant world history-related activities, discussion questions or other materials found in the lesson plan outline.

47 Lessons in Chapter 6: Imperialism & Industrialization Lesson Plans
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European Imperialism: Characteristics, Motives & Effects

1. European Imperialism: Characteristics, Motives & Effects

This lesson will explore European imperialism in the 19th and 20th centuries. In doing this it will define New Imperialism and explain how economic growth, national rivalries, and moral superiority motivated it.

American Imperialism Around the Globe

2. American Imperialism Around the Globe

In this lesson, you'll explore the history of American imperialism and discover how imperialism can appear in many different ways. Afterwards, you can test your understanding with a brief quiz.

British Imperialism in India Lesson Plan

3. British Imperialism in India Lesson Plan

This lesson plan, as well as resources from Study.com, can help give your discussions on the British Raj of India even more meaning and depth. After all, the colonial experience benefitted a few Indians.

British Rule & Nationalism in India

4. British Rule & Nationalism in India

Although they fell into full rule of India almost by accident, the British were able to bring remarkable ability and passion to their rule. That said, as some Indians fell in love with British culture, more longed for the ideals of democracy and nationalism that were denied to them. The legacy of British rule remains controversial to this day.

Congress of Vienna: Members, Objectives & Results

5. Congress of Vienna: Members, Objectives & Results

In this lesson, we will study the Congress of Vienna, which established a balance of power in Europe after Napoleon's defeat. We will meet the Congress' members, examine its objectives, and take a look at its results.

Boxer Rebellion Lesson Plan

6. Boxer Rebellion Lesson Plan

With this lesson plan and materials from Study.com, you will be able to provide your students with all the information they need to understand how the Righteous and Harmonious Fists were defeated.

Boxer Rebellion in China: Definition, Summary & History

7. Boxer Rebellion in China: Definition, Summary & History

In the last years of the nineteenth century a number of secret societies throughout China took it upon themselves to battle the superior forces of Europe, Japan and the United States. Armed with martial arts skills, members of the Boxer Rebellion brought China into a defining conflict in world history.

Berlin Conference Lesson Plan

8. Berlin Conference Lesson Plan

The Berlin Conference had a major impact on Africa and Europe's relationship with the continent. With this lesson plan, you can boost your instruction on the effects of the conference with a video lesson and an activity, supported by extensions and related lessons.

The Colonization of Africa & the Berlin Conference: Definition & Purpose

9. The Colonization of Africa & the Berlin Conference: Definition & Purpose

This lesson will explore the 19th and 20th century colonization of Africa, which forever changed the political landscape of the continent. In doing so, it will highlight the Berlin Conference and the Principle of Effectivity.

Guns, Germs, and Steel Discussion Questions

10. Guns, Germs, and Steel Discussion Questions

'Guns, Germs, and Steel' is a book that opens up a lot of discussion possibilities. Its message is interesting, well-thought-out, yet at times controversial. Get the discussion started with a few of these ideas for discussion questions.

German Unification Lesson Plan

11. German Unification Lesson Plan

Introduce students to the events and figures involved in German unification with a Study.com lesson. Use the lesson plan to reinforce key dates by having students organize what they learn into a visual timeline.

The Unification of Germany: Summary, Timeline & Events

12. The Unification of Germany: Summary, Timeline & Events

In this lesson, we explore the unification of Germany in the 1860s and 1870s, largely accomplished through the statecraft of the Chancellor of Prussia and later Germany, Otto von Bismarck.

Middle East Lesson Plan

13. Middle East Lesson Plan

Can your students identify the countries that make up the Middle East? A video lesson will establish a basic understanding, a quiz will insure comprehension, and a mapping activity will demonstrate mastery of the information. Related lessons and extensions help encourage ongoing study.

The Middle East: Nationalism, Modernization & Conflict (1836-2014)

14. The Middle East: Nationalism, Modernization & Conflict (1836-2014)

Few regions have experienced such an intertwined relationship with the West as the Middle East, which has also had a bumpy road to modernization. This lesson looks at how the Middle East became increasingly nationalistic, often due to Western actions.

Irish Famine Lesson Plan

15. Irish Famine Lesson Plan

This lesson plan uses a text lesson, a vocabulary activity, a research activity and example discussion topics and questions to help students better understand the Irish Famine.

Irish Famine: Contributing Factors & Effects

16. Irish Famine: Contributing Factors & Effects

The Irish Famine is one of the darkest periods in Irish history. In this lesson, we will explore the causes of this catastrophe, as well the impacts it had on the Irish people and identity.

Marcus Garvey Lesson Plan

17. Marcus Garvey Lesson Plan

Although the early 20th century was a dark period in history for African Americans, there was a shining, bright light of hope, Marcus Garvey. This lesson offers a prior knowledge activity, reading assignment, group activity and quiz.

Marcus Garvey: Biography, Speeches & Books

18. Marcus Garvey: Biography, Speeches & Books

Explore the life and accomplishments of the African rights leader Marcus Garvey and test your understanding about pan-African movements, civil rights, and global African history.

Crimean War Lesson Plan

19. Crimean War Lesson Plan

Use this lesson plan to teach your students about the Crimean War. A video lesson guides students through concepts such as causes for the war and outcomes, and discussion questions and activities keep students involved and interested. Finish up with a quiz to test understanding.

The Crimean War: Summary, Causes & Effects

20. The Crimean War: Summary, Causes & Effects

In this lesson, we explore the Crimean War of 1854-1856 between Russia and the Ottoman Empire, France, and Great Britain. It is often considered one of the more bungled military campaigns in recent Western history.

Otto von Bismarck Lesson Plan

21. Otto von Bismarck Lesson Plan

This lesson plan provides you with numerous activities, quizzes and key terms that will help students better understand Otto von Bismarck as a man and a leader.

Otto von Bismarck: Accomplishments & Facts

22. Otto von Bismarck: Accomplishments & Facts

Otto von Bismarck is considered the founder of modern Germany. His success at unifying various lands into a single Germany and providing social reforms to his people cemented both Germany as a European power and him as a respected leader.

Otto von Bismarck: Quotes & Biography

23. Otto von Bismarck: Quotes & Biography

Otto von Bismarck was one of the great statesmen of the nineteenth-century. Bismarck, nicknamed the 'iron chancellor,' served as prime minister and the first chancellor of a unified Germany.

Japanese Imperialism Lesson Plan

24. Japanese Imperialism Lesson Plan

Teach students about Japanese imperialism with this lesson plan. Students will watch a video explaining Japan's major territorial acquisitions and how they acquired them. Support learning with discussion questions and activities and check understanding with a quiz.

Japanese Imperialism: Territorial Acquisitions & Wars

25. 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.

Antidisestablishmentarianism: Definition & Politics

26. Antidisestablishmentarianism: Definition & Politics

It's a word that we've all heard, but which very few of us can define. In this lesson, we'll learn about antidisestablishmentarianism and polish off your impressive body of knowledge.

Imperialism in China Lesson Plan

27. Imperialism in China Lesson Plan

If you are discussing trade in Europe or China, use this lesson plan to explore a serious trade conflict between both powers. Students will watch a video, participate in discussion questions, complete an activity, and take a quiz.

European Imperialism in China: Trades, Battles & Treaties

28. 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.

Florence Nightingale Activities

29. Florence Nightingale Activities

Florence Nightingale was one of the most influential women in all of history. She made great strides in nursing to improve the conditions and the lives of countless patients. Many of her methods are still used today. Use the activities in this lesson to help your student understand Florence.

Florence Nightingale Activities for Kids

30. Florence Nightingale Activities for Kids

Florence Nightingale was an important social reformer as well as the founder of what we think of today as nursing. This lesson offers activities that help students understand her life and legacy.

Imperialism Activities & Games

31. Imperialism Activities & Games

This lesson is a collection of games and activities to teach students about Imperialism. The games will focus on the process of imperial powers taking over land around the world as well as what the world looked like at the height of imperialism.

Eugenics Lesson Plan

32. Eugenics Lesson Plan

Eugenics has been taken to an extreme in our world's history. Your students will learn more about eugenics as they read a text lesson, create a pros and cons table with descriptions on how eugenics could be used positively and negatively and take a quiz.

Eugenics: Definition & Explanation

33. Eugenics: Definition & Explanation

The atrocities committed under the Final Solution of Nazi Germany, the euthanasia of people deemed unworthy of life, was not the first or an isolated instance. Humankind has been trying to refine itself in many ways and many times.

Imperialism in Africa Essay Prompts

34. Imperialism in Africa Essay Prompts

In the 20th century, Europeans overtook Africa through imperialism and infused their way of life for economic gain. You can help your students expand their knowledge of this time period with the following essay topics.

First Nations Lesson Plan

35. First Nations Lesson Plan

Individual identity is important. A nation's identity is just as, if not more, important. This lesson plan will guide your students through an understanding of the First Nations of North America through discussion, group activities and research.

Who are the First Nations? - People & Tribes

36. Who are the First Nations? - People & Tribes

The relationship between ancestrally indigenous communities and Western governments in North America has been tricky. In this lesson, we'll see how terminology plays into that relationship, and explore the concept of First Nations identity.

European Nationalism Lesson Plan

37. European Nationalism Lesson Plan

Nationalism was a process that occurred over an extended period of time in Europe. Your students will learn about how European nationalism developed as they watch a video, create nationalism posters and complete a worksheet.

Belgian Congo Lesson Plan

38. Belgian Congo Lesson Plan

With this lesson plan, your students are going to learn about Belgian colonialism in the Congo. They will expand upon this by creating their own political cartoons dealing with these themes.

American Imperialism in Latin America & the Caribbean Lesson Plan

39. American Imperialism in Latin America & the Caribbean Lesson Plan

This lesson plan is designed to explore American Imperialism in Latin America and the Caribbean. Students will explain American policies, as well as cause and effect relationships related to imperialism in Latin American and the Caribbean.

Congress of Vienna Lesson Plan

40. Congress of Vienna Lesson Plan

Use this lesson plan on the Congress of Vienna to help reinforce your efforts with student understanding of the geopolitical climate of Europe during the 19th century.

Imperialism Lesson Plan

41. Imperialism Lesson Plan

The empires of Europe and the United States reached new heights and new lows during the 19th century. This lesson plan lets you convey the common themes of imperialism to your students.

Imperialism Simulation Lesson Plan

42. Imperialism Simulation Lesson Plan

This lesson is designed to be an introduction to the topic of imperialism through the use of primary and secondary source analysis as well as a hands-on simulation to illustrate this process. This lesson is best used with high school students.

Imperialism Game Lesson Plan

43. Imperialism Game Lesson Plan

Using this imperialism game lesson plan, you can guide your high school students through the complexities of making decisions that have far-reaching impact. In addition, students will have an opportunity to reflect and journal to solidify learning.

Imperialism Unit Plan

44. Imperialism Unit Plan

Imperialism is a complex topic that spans many of the world's continents. Use this unit plan to help prepare a study of the motivations, practices, and responses to the topic of imperialism.

Walt Rostow's Stages of Growth in Economies

45. Walt Rostow's Stages of Growth in Economies

Economist Walt Whitman Rostow developed a theory of stages of economic growth. In this lesson, you'll learn about each of the stages under Rostow's theory. We'll also take a look at some of the criticism of the theory.

The Effects of Restructuring & Deindustrialization

46. The Effects of Restructuring & Deindustrialization

Nowadays, terms like 'restructuring' and 'deindustrialization' are heard more and more frequently. But what do they mean? In this lesson, learn about restructuring and deindustrialization and examine some of the effects of these economic transformations.

Ecotourism: Definition & Benefits

47. Ecotourism: Definition & Benefits

Many people love to travel, but when it comes to visiting nature, there is a right way and a wrong way to go. Ecotourism is the right way. Find out why!

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