This lesson is the second piece of a unit plan, developed by Kenan fellow Jeff Walter, which focuses on imperialism, historical and modern. In the first lesson, students familiarized themselves with global inequality by looking at various demographic statistics in several countries around the world. At the end of lesson one, students were instructed that many of the current inequalities that exist in the world today can be traced to the historical period known as the Age of Imperialism, which is the focus of this lesson. Furthermore, this lesson could be used as a stand-alone to cover the Age of Imperialism in an AP European History course.
In the third lesson of this unit, students will examine how imperialism works in the modern world by examining the issue of bioprospecting.
The Teacher’ Instructions for Lesson 2 can be found here
The Student Instructions for Lesson 2 can be found here
An image of John Bull can be found here
The grading rubric for Lesson 2 can be found here