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Week 24

 

Monday, February 22, 2021

 

Assessment: Imperialism Exam

 

You will be given a test on Imperialism covering the reading, activities, and discussion begun in January.  It will consist of 25 multiple-choice questions coming directly from your reading and a short essay coming in from your reading, activities, and discussion.  Both exams are worth 25 points for a total of 50.

 

Basic test taking rules:

 

  • You can communicate with SiR via the chat line.  He will keep you abreast of time remaining.
  • Keep your video link on at all times unless it has been established that you have a prior problem.  If your link goes out you will get an immediate warning to come back on-line.  If you’re not right back and can explain the situation, you will have invalidated your test and will get a written exam that you will take during SiR’s support block.
  • Do not walk away from the screen.  You need to be seen during an exam.
  • Go potty before you start the exam.   Persons who leave to use the restroom will be penalized.
  • When finished, submit the exam and stay on screen.  If you need to use the restroom inform Mr. Rosenberg.  He will check to see if you have submitted the exam, then will let you go.  Keep your screen on!  If you are not back in a timely manner you will be given a “cut” in the class.  Don’t risk it.
  • Anyone who is absent for the exam must take a written make-up which will be divided into two support block periods.

 

Thursday, February 25, 2021

 

Quiz 18:

 

A five-question plus bonus quiz on the following material:

 

THE DRIFT TOWARD WAR

Introduction (782)

Nationalist Aspirations (782-783)

National Rivalries

Introduction (783)

The Naval Race (783)

Colonial Disputes (783-784)

Public Opinion (784)

Understanding and Alliances

Introduction (784)

The Central Powers (784-785)

The Allies (785)

War Plans (785)

 

News Reviews

 

Friday Advice on a Thursday

 

Assessment: Imperialism Exam

 

We will be reviewing Monday’s exam in class to make sure that there were no errors made.  If any of you had missed the test arrangements will be made for your make-up exam.

 

Activity:  World War I / Militarism and Alliances

 

We’ll be continuing with the unit by reviewing your answers to the worksheet you were assigned last week.  Afterward, there will be discussion based on your reading.

 

Homework

 

Study the following material from your textbook and prepare for a five-question plus bonus quiz for the next time we meet.

 

GLOBAL WAR

Introduction (785)

The Guns of August

Introduction (786)

Declarations of War (786)

Mutual Butchery

Introduction (786-787)

The Western Front (787)

Stalemate and New Weapons (787-789)

No-Man’s Land (789)

The Eastern Front (789-790)

Bloodletting (790)

New Rules of Engagement (790-791)

 

Homework

 

Refer to worksheet 2 which you can find in Google Classroom.  There are 10 document excerpts for you to study.  Afterward, summarize its main ideas in just one to two well written sentences each in the boxes proved below each excerpt.  DO NOT GO BEYOND TWO SENTENCES. And please don’t “cheat” by overusing semicolons.  Be prepared to discuss this material next time we meet.

Week 23

Monday, February 15, 2021

 

President’s Day.

 

No Classes Today

 

Due Today

 

The handout “Modernization of Japan.”  This is due on or before 9:00 pm.

 

Tuesday, February 16, 2021

 

Quiz 16

 

A five-question plus bonus quiz will be given based on the following material:

 

EUROPEAN IMPERIALISM IN THE PACIFIC

Introduction (760)

Settler Colonies in the Pacific (760-761)

Imperialists in Paradise (761-762)

THE EMERGENCE OF IMPERIAL POWERS

Introduction (763)

US Imperialism in Latin America and the Pacific

Introduction (763)

The Monroe Doctrine (763)

The Spanish-Cuban-American War (763-764)

The Panama Canal (764)

Imperial Japan (764)

Early Japanese Expansion (764)

The Sino-Japanese War (764-765)

the Russo-Japanese War (765)

 

News Review

 

Friday Advice

 

Activity:  Japan / Doors Open to the West

 

In this lesson you’ll read a passage on the course and results of Japan’s modernization program.

 

We’ll review the worksheets and look at Japan and Imperialism as seen through the eyes of both side.

 

Homework:

 

Study the following material in your textbook and be prepared for a five-question plus bonus quiz on it on Thursday, February 26.

 

LEGACIES OF IMPERIALISM

Introduction (765)

Empire and Economy

Introduction (765-766)

Economic and Social Changes (766)

Labor Migrations

Introduction (766)

European Migration (766-767)

Indentured Labor Migration (768)

Empire and Migration (768)

Empire and Society

Colonial Conflict (768)

Scientific Racism (768-769)

Popular Racism (769)

Nationalism and Anticolonial Movements

Introduction (769 and 772)

Ram Mohan Roy (772)

The Indian National Congress (772)

 

Thursday, February 18, 2021

 

Quiz 17

 

A five-question plus bonus quiz will be given based on the following material:

 

LEGACIES OF IMPERIALISM

Introduction (765)

Empire and Economy

Introduction (765-766)

Economic and Social Changes (766)

Labor Migrations

Introduction (766)

European Migration (766-767)

Indentured Labor Migration (768)

Empire and Migration (768)

Empire and Society

Colonial Conflict (768)

Scientific Racism (768-769)

Popular Racism (769)

Nationalism and Anticolonial Movements

Introduction (769 and 772)

Ram Mohan Roy (772)

The Indian National Congress (772)

 

News Review

 

Friday Advice

 

Activity:  World War I / Militarism and Alliances

 

In this lesson, you’ll participate in a simulation in which you’ll represent the nations involved in World War I.  Working in small groups, you will be challenged to determine you nation’s goals on the eve of the war, as well as establish military alliances that will best serve your nation’s interests.  The lesson will conclude with a debriefing discussion regarding the impact of alliance building and how it contributed to the outbreak of World War I.

 

We'll begin with a short introduction and then two videos from Crash Course European History, The Roads to World War I and World War I Battlefields.  You will then be assigned a reading and chart activity for homework.

 

Homework:  World War I Unit / Handout 1 / Down the Garden Path into the Pit of War

 

Read the selection and complete the chart that you can find on Google Classroom.  This is due on Wednesday, February 24 by 9:00 PM

 

Homework:

 

Study the following material in your textbook and be prepared for a five-question plus bonus quiz on it on Thursday, February 26.

 

THE DRIFT TOWARD WAR

Introduction (782)

Nationalist Aspirations (782-783)

National Rivalries

Introduction (783)

The Naval Race (783)

Colonial Disputes (783-784)

Public Opinion (784)

Understanding and Alliances

Introduction (784)

The Central Powers (784-785)

The Allies (785)

War Plans (785)

 

TEST ALERT!

 

You will be tested on Imperialism when we next meet on Monday, February 22.  It will consist of 25 multiple-choice questions and a short essay.

 

Week 22

 

Monday, February 8, 2021

 

Lincoln’s Birthday.

 

No Classes Today

 

Thursday, February 11, 2021

 

Quiz 16

 

A five-question plus bonus quiz will be given based on the following material:

 

EUROPEAN IMPERIALISM IN THE PACIFIC

Introduction (760)

Settler Colonies in the Pacific (760-761)

Imperialists in Paradise (761-762)

THE EMERGENCE OF IMPERIAL POWERS

 Introduction (763)

US Imperialism in Latin America and the Pacific

Introduction (763)

The Monroe Doctrine (763)

The Spanish-Cuban-American War (763-764)

The Panama Canal (764)

Imperial Japan (764)

Early Japanese Expansion (764)

The Sino-Japanese War (764-765)

the Russo-Japanese War (765)

 

Friday Advice on a Thursday

 

News Review

 

Activity:  The Sepoy Mutiny of May-December 1857

 

Be prepared for class discussion on this homework material next time we’re together.

 

Activity:  Japan / Doors Open to the West

 

In this lesson you’ll read a passage on the course and results of Japan’s modernization program.  Using information from the reading you’ll complete a chart and answer questions relating to the impact of Japan’s modernization.  Your objectives:

 

• To understand how Japan was opened to the western nations;

• To explore how this westernizing influence was the key to the rapid modernization of Japan.

 

Homework

 

Study the written passage in the handout “Modernization of Japan.”  Answer the questions that follow the passage in the areas laid on the sheet in Google Classroom.  This is due on or before 9:00 pm on Sunday, February 14.

 

Homework

 

Study the following material from your textbook and prepare for a five-question plus bonus quiz for the next time we meet.

 

LEGACIES OF IMPERIALISM

Introduction (765)

 

EMPIRE AND ECONOMY

Introduction (765-766)

Economic and Social Changes (766)

 

LABOR MIGRATIONS

Introduction (766)

European Migration (766-767)

Indentured Labor Migration (768)

Empire and Migration (768)

Empire and Society

Colonial Conflict (768)

Scientific Racism (768-769)

Popular Racism (769)

 

NATIONALISM AND ANTI-COLONIAL MOVEMENTS

Introduction (769 and 772)

Ram Mohan Roy (772)

The Indian National Congress (772)

 

Please Note:  We will be meeting as a class on next Tuesday and Thursday.

 

Please Note:  You will be tested on Imperialism on Thursday, February 18

 

Week 21

 

Monday, February 1, 2021

 

Quiz 14

 

A five-question plus bonus quiz will be given based on the following material:

 

EUROPEAN IMPERIALISM

Introduction (753)

THE BRITISH EMPIRE IN INDIA

Introduction (753)

Company Rule (753)

Indian Rebellion (753-754)

British Imperial Rule (754-755)

IMPERIALISM IN CENTRAL ASIA AND SOUTHEAST ASIA

Introduction (755)

The Great Game (755-756)

British Colonies in Southeast Asia (756)

French Indochina (756-757)

 

Preview of Week 21

 

News Review

 

Activity: Imperialism: Taking Up the White Man’s Burden?

 

We will review the “Contemporary Views on Imperialism” sheet that you did for homework where you read four selections from different historical documents.  There will be participation points given for the conversation what should go beyond the basic reading.

 

Video:  Colonization of Africa / GeoHistory (10:29)

 

We’ll shift our view from Imperialism in general and move to another part of the world affected by European Imperialism: Africa.  This video will give you an overview of this from its earliest years in the 15th century to the 20th century.

 

Video: Effects of Imperialism in Africa / Jenna Wyspianski (9:34)

 

Next is an excellent student-made video looking at how Imperialism affected Africa and its people.

 

Homework

 

Study the following material from your textbook and prepare for a five-question plus bonus quiz for the next time we meet.

 

THE SCRAMBLE FOR AFRICA

Introduction (757)

European Explorers in Africa (757)

South Africa (757-758)

The Berlin Conference (758-759)

Systems of Colonial Rule (759-760)

 

Thursday, February 4, 2021

 

Quiz 15

 

A five-question plus bonus quiz will be given based on the following material:

 

THE SCRAMBLE FOR AFRICA

Introduction (757)

European Explorers in Africa (757)

South Africa (757-758)

The Berlin Conference (758-759)

Systems of Colonial Rule (759-760)

 

News Review

 

Friday Advise on a Thursday

 

Video:  American Imperialism / Crash Course US History #28 (14:03)

 

We’ll be shifting gear in the class to look at Imperialism in the Pacific.  We’ll return to Crash Course…“In which John Green teaches you about Imperialism. In the late 19th century, the great powers of Europe were running around the world obtaining colonial possessions, especially in Africa and Asia. The United States, which as a young country was especially suceptible to peer pressure, followed along and snapped up some colonies of its own. The US saw that Spain's hold on its empire was weak, and like some kind of expansionist predator, it jumped into the Cuban War for Independence and turned it into the Spanish-Cuban-Phillipino-American War, which usually just gets called the Spanish-American War. John will tell you how America turned this war into colonial possessions like Puerto Rico, The Philippines, and almost even got to keep Cuba. The US was busy in the Pacific as well, wresting control of Hawaii from the Hawaiians. All this and more in a globe-trotting, oppressing episode of Crash Course US History.”

 

Activity:  The Sepoy Mutiny of May-December 1857

 

You will be asked to study and answer the questions from a passage of the Sepoy Mutiny and be prepared for class discussion on this material next time we’re together.  You can find the passage in Google Classroom.  Full instructions will be found in the reading.  This material will be due on or before 9:00 on Sunday, February 7.

 

Homework

 

Study the following material from your textbook and prepare for a five-question plus bonus quiz for the next time we meet.

 

EUROPEAN IMPERIALISM IN THE PACIFIC

Introduction (760)

Settler Colonies in the Pacific (760-761)

Imperialists in Paradise (761-762)

THE EMERGENCE OF IMPERIAL POWERS

Introduction (763)

US Imperialism in Latin America and the Pacific

Introduction (763)

The Monroe Doctrine (763)

The Spanish-Cuban-American War (763-764)

The Panama Canal (764)

Imperial Japan (764)

Early Japanese Expansion (764)

The Sino-Japanese War (764-765)

the Russo-Japanese War (765)

 

Week 20

 

Monday, January 25, 2021

 

Review of Week 20

 

News Review

 

Exam: Industrialization and Nationalism

 

We will review last Thursday’s exam for errors.

 

Activity: Imperialism: Taking Up the White Man’s Burden?

 

An activity to help you to understand the scope and nature of European Imperialism

 

Today we’ll start with a Crash Course World History Video “In which John Green teaches you about European Imperialism in the 19th century. European powers started to create colonial empires way back in the 16th century, but businesses really took off in the 19th century, especially in Asia and Africa. During the 1800s, European powers carved out spheres of influence in China, India, and pretty much all of Africa. While all of the major (and some minor) powers in Europe participated  in this new imperialism, England was by far the most dominant, once able to claim that the ‘sun never set on the British Empire.’ Also, they went to war for the right to continue to sell opium to the people of China. Twice. John will teach you how these empires managed to leverage the advances of the Industrial Revolution to build vast, wealth-generating empires. As it turns out, improved medicine, steam engines, and better guns were crucial in the 19th century conquests. Also, the willingness to exploit and abuse the people and resources of so-called "primitive" nations was very helpful in the whole enterprise.

 

After this, you’ll be assigned a map assignment on nineteenth-century Imperialism.

 

Homework

 

Study the following material from your textbook and prepare for a five-question plus bonus quiz for the next time we meet.

 

FOUNDATIONS OF EMPIRE

Introduction (748)

MOTIVES OF IMPERIALISM

Modern Imperialism (748)

Modern Colonialism (748-749)

Economic Motives of Imperialism (749)

Political Motives of Imperialism (749-750)

Cultural Justifications of Imperialism (750-751)

TOOLS OF EMPIRE

Introduction (750)

Imperial Medical Technologies (750)

Transportation Technologies (751)

Military Technologies (751)

Communications Technologies (751-752)

 

Homework

 

Download and print the worksheet “Imperialism: Taking Up the White Man’s Burden?” that you can find on Google Classroom.  Complete the map according to the directions.  Be sure to create a key for your map.

 

Due on or before 9:00 pm on Wednesday, January 27.  Submit to Google Classroom.

 

Thursday, January 28, 2021

 

Quiz 14

 

A five-question plus bonus quiz will be given based on the following material:

 

FOUNDATIONS OF EMPIRE

Introduction (748)

MOTIVES OF IMPERIALISM

Modern Imperialism (748)

Modern Colonialism (748-749)

Economic Motives of Imperialism (749)

Political Motives of Imperialism (749-750)

Cultural Justifications of Imperialism (750-751)

TOOLS OF EMPIRE

Introduction (750)

Imperial Medical Technologies (750)

Transportation Technologies (751)

Military Technologies (751)

Communications Technologies (751-752)

 

Friday Advise on a Thursday

 

Activity: Imperialism: Taking Up the White Man’s Burden?

 

  • We will review the map answers from the worksheet “Imperialism: Taking Up the White Man’s Burden?”
  • Then a short video, “How did Britain Conquer India?” from Animated History
  • Afterward, you’ll be assigned “Contemporary Views on Imperialism” where you are to read four selections from different historical documents.  You will be asked to write a summary of the main idea of each of them and submit the Google Classroom.  This material will be used as the basis for a class discussion next time.
  • This material will be due on or before 9:00 pm on Sunday, January 31.

 

Homework

 

Study the following material from your textbook and prepare for a five-question plus bonus quiz for the next time we meet.

 

EUROPEAN IMPERIALISM

Introduction (753)

THE BRITISH EMPIRE IN INDIA

Introduction (753)

Company Rule (753)

Indian Rebellion (753-754)

British Imperial Rule (754-755)

IMPERIALISM IN CENTRAL ASIA AND SOUTHEAST ASIA

Introduction (755)

The Great Game (755-756)

British Colonies in Southeast Asia (756)

French Indochina (756-757)