Ch 10: Lesson Plans for Imperialism in the 19th - 20th Centuries

About This Chapter

The Imperialism in the 19th and 20th Centuries chapter of this course is designed to help you plan and teach American and European imperialism 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 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.

DayTopicsKey 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
TuesdayUnited 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
WednesdayConflict 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
ThursdayColonization of Africa: Consequences of the Berlin ConferenceAfrica 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

7 Lessons in Chapter 10: Lesson Plans for Imperialism in the 19th - 20th Centuries
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Imperialism Lesson Plan

1. 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.

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.

European Imperialism: Characteristics, Motives & Effects

3. 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.

US Imperialism in the Americas: Causes, Timeline & Examples

4. 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.

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

5. 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.

Trouble in the Ottoman Empire: The Russo-Turkish War

6. 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.

Dutch, British and Russian Colonies in Asia: European Imperialism and Its Consequences

7. 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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