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The Birth of an American Empire

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
A four-lesson unit focuses on American foreign policy in the late 1800s. Young historians examine primary source documents, conduct a WebQuest, and use a timeline activity to reflect on the impact of American imperialism in Cuba, Puerto...
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Teaching 'The New Jim Crow'

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Michelle Alexander’s The New Jim Crow is the anchor text in a 10-lesson unit that looks at some of the issues of race and justice in American society and how issues have changed over time. High schoolers look at the history of race and...
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Asian and Pacific Islander Americans in Congress

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
The three lessons in the “Asian and Pacific Islander Americans (AAPI) in Congress” module are designed to help young historians understand the important role Americans with heritage in Asia and the Pacific Islands have played in American...
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The Price of Freedom: Americans at War Printable Exhibition

For Teachers 5th - 12th Standards
The Price of Freedom: Americans at War is a collection of 13 resources from a printable exhibition curated by the Smithsonian Museum of American History.  Each resource begins with a summary and a table of contents. The resources...
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American Diplomacy in World War II

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
The “Grand Alliance” between the United States, Great Britain, and the Soviet Union was established during World War II to counter the aggression of German and Japan. A four-resource collection looks at the differences in the members’...
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A President's Vision: Theodore Roosevelt

For Teachers 5th - 12th Standards
Teach young historians how to analyze primary source documents, including speeches and editorial cartoons with a collection of worksheets. The six resources in this collection focus on documents associated with the presidency of Theodore...
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Hispanic Americans in Congress

For Teachers 7th - 11th Standards
Based on contextual essays from the book "Hispanic Americans in Congress," four lesson plans examine the Hispanic pioneers who served on Capitol Hill from 1822 to 2012. The first lesson features materials from the Louisiana Purchase to...
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Imperialism: Beginnings and Basic Structure

For Teachers 10th - 12th
A great presentation awaits young historians as they delve into the causes, types, and motives for British Imperialism. Each slide provides clear information regarding new imperialism occurring from 1875-1948. Justifications for...
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The Dutch, French, and Italian Empires, and the Results of Imperialism

For Teachers 9th - 11th
Consider the results of imperialism by taking a critical look at the Dutch, French, and Italian empires. An outline of geography and a timeline of major events are presented for each of the countries. Pros and cons lists relating the...
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Imperialism Old and New

For Teachers 9th - 12th
If your really want your history class to know everything about old and new imperialism, look no further. This 58-slide presentation depicts, describes, and explains everything from 19th Century expansion and the Congress of Berlin to...
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American Imperialism

For Teachers 9th - 10th
Critical analysis skills can be built in a variety of ways. Using editorial cartoons (both domestic and foreign) learners will consider how American Imperialism was perceived during the late 19th century. Critical thinking questions,...
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Writing Exercises: Imperialism I

For Students 7th - 9th
Examine the impact of Imperialism in relation to power and industrialization. There are three short answer questions for critical thinkers to respond to in this handout. They'll describe the relationship between Imperialism and...
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Writing Exercises: Collapse of European Imperialism, #1

For Students 9th - 11th
WWII led to a collapse in colonial empires Europe had created prior to the turn of the century. Budding historians examine the fall of Imperialism through expository writing. They compose three responses that discuss the role of the...
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Writing Exercise: Collapse of European Imperialism #2

For Students 10th - 11th
Three excellent writing prompts await your social studies class. They'll consider the reasons for the collapse of European imperialism. They'll use the five W's to answer each question in paragraph form.
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Imperialism: J.A. Hobson (1902)

For Students 10th - 11th
J.A. Hobson was a popular writer, economist, and critic of Imperialism. Learners will read a short excerpt from one of his publications and answer two, two-part questions regarding his views on Western imperialism in Asia. Tip: Ask your...
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Lessons in Looking: Imperialism Cartoons

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Using a Smartboard, learners break apart symbolism found in a political cartoon published in 1902. They work to analyze the cartoon in terms of US Imperialism occurring in the late 1890s. All necessary materials are included in this well...
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Imperialism in the Middle East and Southwest Asia

For Teachers 8th - 10th
Imperialism in the Middle East is the topic of this PowerPoint. View, take notes, and learn how Britain, France, Russia, and Germany all have imperialistic interests in the Middle East and Southwest Asia. Comprehension questions are...
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Imperialism in China

For Teachers 8th - 10th
China has been through many changes over the last two centuries. This slideshow takes a look at the effects imperialism and European contact had on Chinese government. Images, well-organized information, and a complete outline make this...
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The Collapse of Imperialism in Africa

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Who owned what in Africa? How did Africa regain its independence? These are the big questions in this slide-show. It discusses French, British, and Dutch Imperialism, along with the movements that helped Africa shake the Colonial yoke....
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Imperialism (1876 - 1914)

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Using maps and images, you'll be able to trace the path of Imperialism that occurred from 1876 to 1914. While text is limited, the images are sure to aid you as you describe the scramble for Africa, the Boer War, British Imperialism,...
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The Concept of Diversity in World Literature Lesson 9: Debating Imperialism

For Teachers 10th - 11th Standards
To gain an understanding of Imperialism, class members read Rudyard Kipling's poem, "The White Man's Burden" and Mark Twain's essay, "To the Person Sitting in Darkness." Groups compare these perceptions of non-white cultures with the...
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Asian Responses to Imperialism: Crash Course World History #213

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
World history is full of the glorious fanfare of the expansion of Western civilization, but was it perceived that way by the Eastern hemisphere? High schoolers watch a video from Crash Course World History to learn more about how Western...
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Academic Challenge: Imperialism

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders investigate how America became a world power. In this Imperialism lesson, 8th graders research the attempts of the United States to engage in Imperialistic behavior in the early 20th century. Students compare the foreign...
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Writing Exercises: Collapse of European Imperialism, #3

For Students 10th - 11th
Learners will explore the collapse of European imperialism. They'll response to three critical thinking questions in essay form. Topics include Pol Pot and Khmer Rouge in Cambodia, South African apartheid, and the role Nelson Mandela,...