Imperialism, Nationalism & Industrialization 101
(PowerPoints for Success)
WCPSS Suggested Online Learnings
The Unification of Italy (SAS #191): Complete a chart to organize information about Mazzini, Cavour, and Garibaldi. Answer questions about Italian unification. Write a dedication honoring the contributions of the three men in achieving Italian unification.
WWI Nationalism: Flow chart showing nationalism leading to WWI. Specifically showing Napoleon's impact across Europe, revolutions that ensued and the positive or negative effects of these conflicts.
African Imperialism: Analyzing Rudyard Kipling's "White Man's Burden" poem and contrasting it to the African perspective.
Meiji Restoration reading: Scaffolded article explaining the development of Western culture throughout Japan, as well as the unification of this nation. Website #2, Website #3
Analysis of Child Labor and working conditions during the Industrial Revolution. Click here for the website that goes with this activity.
Students will be required to Justifying the importance of IR's new technologies by rating inventions in order of importance. Notes
Germany's Unification: to read more about Italy and Germany's Unification: Informational website analyzing Napoleon's impact on Italy and the Congress of Vienna.
British Imperialism over the Indian Sub-Continent: Students will learn about the East India Trading Company that quickly led to the colonization of the entire region.
The Suez Canal: Understanding the global competition for the Suez Canal and its impact on international trade.
Nationalism explored in Europe. Gain a working definition of nationalism and the major nationalist movements that took place throughout Europe.
Capitalism vs. Communism PowerPoint and Notes: Informational overview of each political system. Notes on the PowerPoint above.
Create a simulation of assembly lines during the Industrial Revolution (very fun!!!): Teaches the efficiency of the assembly line and the conditions of factories during the Industrial Revolution.
Nationalism in Europe: Nationalism explored in Europe. Gain a working definition of nationalism and the major nationalist movements that took place throughout Europe
The Opium Wars: Click above to to learn about British and US demands for trade with China: Students will understand the impact of the Opium Wars on the Chinese.
Capitalism vs. Communism Simulator: to explain differences between capitalism and communism: students will play rock-paper-scissors to understand the difference between both economic systems.
The Industrial Revolution "Debating Adam Smith" (SAS #596): Research the early labor practices of the Industrial Revolution and the capitalist philosophy of Adam Smith. Use evidence from primary source documents to prepare for a debate on labor practices and economic theory.
Analyze lyrics from 'Flocabulary' about the Industrial Revolution!: Great rap on societal changes of the Industrial Revolution.
Industrial Revolution Inventions (SAS #1120): Classify the inventions and inventors that played an integral part in the Industrial Revolution. Evaluate the importance and impact of various inventions.
Websites for Deeper Learning
Imperialism, or the takeover of other nations, grew the wealth of many European nations. The exploitation of natural resources in European colonies led to the development of new innovations, the Industrial Revolution and urbanization.
Europeans were nationalistic, having great pride in their countries. Newly developed wealth, cities and innovations led to a sense of nationalism. Desiring to become a part of the competitive global marketplace and stronger nations in general, the small kingdoms of Italy and Germany, and the four islands of Japan united to become larger nations.
Industrialism, or the building of factories and manufacturing, grew the economy of many cities in America and across Europe.
The Industrial Revolution was a time period of rapid technological advancements that led to societal, political and economic changes. The working conditions of the Industrial Revolution were dismal. Men, women and children worked long hours in dangerous factories for little pay.
The rise of cities, or urbanization, was a result of a manufacturing based economy.
In a capitalist society, there is a free market, meaning the government is not in control of business.
In a communist society, the government is regulating all aspects of life in an attempt to bring equality.
A rapid divide between the rich and poor was growing in urbanized areas. Karl Marx, the author of the Communist Manifesto, wrote about the evils of capitalism and proposed a new system, communism, for governments to adopt.
Factories were at the forefront of manufacturing. They were equipped for mass production due to the assembly line; however conditions in early factories could be fatal.
The desire to become stronger and wealthier nations fueled the "Scramble for Africa" and the full colonization of India, in which indigenous people were treated as second-class citizens and natural resources were exploited. The quest for wealth and power led to the Berlin Conference, where European nations bargained for control.
Cecil Rhodes: European business man who monopolized the diamond industry. He highly favored imperialism and prospered from his businesses. The diamond mines that he ran were highly dangerous and had poor working conditions.
King Leopold, the king of Belgium colonized the Congo Basin region of Africa for "black gold," or rubber. He was known for his violent treatment of native people.
Opium Wars: The United States and Great Britain demanded trade with China and, when refused, began an illegal opium trade which led to addiction, death and the end of dynastic rule in China.
The Meiji Restoration took place in Japan and ended the political power of the emperor. Japan greatly westernized their culture in an attempt to be globally competitive.
Group Project on The Scramble For Africa (if the picture above does not open here is the file
Economic Systems PowerPoint: Students take notes on each slide
Social Darwinism, The White Man's Burden, The Scramble for Africa, The Berlin Conference of 1885 - Learn about how these events caused the rise of European Nationalism and eventually two world wars
Guided Notes Sheets
Economic Overview Video: Students watch the video and then write a one paragraph summary about what they have learned
What is Communism and how does it work? Students watch the video and then write a paragraph summarizing what they have learned
What is Socialism and how does it work? Students watch the video and then write a paragraph summarizing what they have learned
What is Capitalism and how does it work? Students watch the video and then write a paragraph summarizing what they have learned
What is Libertarianism and how does it work? Students watch the video and then write a paragraph summarizing what they have learned
What are liberals and conservatives and what do they believe in? Students watch the video and then write a paragraph summarizing what they have learned
China's Opium Wars: Students watch the video and then write a one paragraph summary
Discovery Education: Karl Marx's Conflict Theory, you must be signed into Discovery Education to view
Discovery Education: Economic Systems, you must be signed into Discovery Education to view
End of the Unit Word search
End of the Unit Boxer Rebellion
End of the Unit Meiji Restoration
(create a graphic organizer)
Students use the information on this worksheet to create their own graphic organizer