TASK: You will have two class periods to RESEARCH, and READ STRATEGICALLY information about one place that was colonized during the Age of NEW Imperialism.
You will have one class period to COMMUNICATE your research with us.
1. Why was this region a target of colonization?
Who colonized this region?
What was the timeline of the colonization? When did it start and end?
How did the colonizer gain control of the region and what kind of control did they have?
Use the mnemonic “E.M.P.I.R.E” to explain why this region was a target of colonization? (be able to describe the geopolitics of this situation)
2: The region’s background was?
What kind of political system existed in this region BEFORE the colonizer arrived?
What kind of religious system existed in this region BEFORE the colonizer arrived?
What were some important elements of indigenous culture in this region?
What did you find important and interesting about this region’s history?
3: Impacts of colonization?
What challenges did the colonizer face when trying to maintain control over this region?
In what ways did indigenous people resist colonization in this place?
How and when did this nation become independent from its colonizer?
Does this region face challenges or have advantages today that are related to/caused by their history during colonization?