The rush to expand empires and the ensuing age of Imperialism was fueled by a few different motivations. Not every country shared the same views, and all were competing to divide Asia and Africa up between them. In this activity, students will use a spider map to research and summarize some of the main motivations for European Imperialism in the 18th and 19th century.
Students may consider including the following motivations for European Imperialism:
To further deepen their understanding of imperialism, students can select one of their motivating factors and describe why it is the most important factor using another storyboard or a short persuasive essay. Students could also put their factors in order from least to most important.
Grade Level 9-10
Difficulty Level 3 (Developing to Mastery)
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Create a spider map that explains the main motivations for European Imperialism.
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