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Below is a sample breakdown of the Imperialism in the 19th and 20th Centuries 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.
|Day||Topics||Key Terms and Concepts Covered|
|Monday||European Imperialism: Motives and Impact||Relationship between the Industrial Revolution on the New Imperialism; economic, moral and nationalistic basis for imperialism|
|Tuesday||United States Imperialism in the Americas: Causes and History||Basis of Yankee imperialism, building of the Panama Canal and effect of the Roosevelt Corollary on European colonization|
|Wednesday||Conflict in the Ottoman Empire: The Russo-Turkish War||Conflicts between the Ottoman Empire and Russia, with an emphasis on the Balkans; Pan-Slavism, Treaty of Berlin and Treaty of San Stefano|
|Thursday||Colonization of Africa: Consequences of the Berlin Conference||Africa before the Berlin Conference, division of the continent and Principle of Effectivity|
|Friday||British, Dutch and Russian Imperialism in Asia||The Dutch East India Company and its activities; the Great Game and Russo-Japanese War|
1. 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.
2. 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.
3. US Imperialism in the Americas: Causes, Timeline & Examples
This lesson will explore United States imperialism in the Americas. In doing so, it will highlight the presidencies of Roosevelt and Taft, focusing on Yankee Imperialism, the Roosevelt Corollary, and Dollar Diplomacy.
4. 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.
5. Trouble in the Ottoman Empire: The Russo-Turkish War
This lesson explains the importance of the Russo-Turkish War of the late 19th century. In doing so, it highlights some of the conflict in the Balkans, as well as the treaties of San Stefano and Berlin.
6. Dutch, British and Russian Colonies in Asia: European Imperialism and Its Consequences
This lesson will explore Europe's New Imperialism, which swept across Asia in the 19th and 20th centuries. It will highlight the Dutch East India Company, the Great Game, the Russo-Japanese War, and the Opium Wars.
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