Sunday, December 10, 2006

WH, Ch. 25 Sec. 5 China and the New Imperialism

Chapter 25 Section 5 China and the New Imperialism

trade surplus
trade deficit

Taking Notes

1. Lesson Plan Focus
During the 1800s, western powers used diplomacy and war to win favorable trade agreements in China. The Qing dynasty suffered from a pooor economy, a corrupt bureaucracy, and the devastating Taiping Rebellion. Reformers sought to modernize China by importing technology and ideas from the West. In 1911, China was declared a republic with Sun Yixian as its president.

2. In-class Instruct
Students will assume the role of one of the following historical characters:
a) a British diplomat in China;
b) a peasant in the Taiping Rebellion;
c) a sympathizer with the "self-strengthening movement;
d) emperor Guang Xu;
e) a participant in the Boxer rebellion;
f) a member of the imperial court of Ci Xi;
g) a member of the Righteous Harmonious Fists;
h) Sun Yixian

Students will write a speech, in the role of the assigned character, addressing the following question: What is the best course of action for China? This should be a persuasive speech. You are to convince others of your point of view.

The Opium War
Primary Source
Meeting the Emperor
Imperialism in China to 1914

WH, Ch. 25 Sec. 4 The British Take Over India

Chapter 25 Section 4 The British Take Over India

Notebook Material

Taking Notes
Global Connections
Imperialism in India to 1858
Cotton: A Valuable Cash Crop
Geography and History

1. Lesson Plan Focus
British rule and policies that were insensitive to Indian culture led to the Sepoy Rebellion in 1857. After the failed rebellion, the British government increased its control, bringing both benefits and injustice to the people of India. Indians resisted by forming the Indian National Congress and the Muslim League.

2. In-class Instruct
Write an address or a speech to Parliment
a) Assume the role of a British entrepreneur with a variety of investments in India
b) Take the role of an upper-class Indian who supports British rule
c) Assume the role of an Indian who resents British domination

Each student will address Parliament commenting on British policies in India during the 1800s. The letter should reflect the probable interests and attitudes of their assigned character.

3. Write three policies that Britain could have followed to reduce Indian resentment and opposition.

#1, 3-6
Extra Credit #7 & 8.