April 8, 2019

In Western Civilization the juniors have began studying the idea of Imperialism. We began with the invasion of Africa by European countries and moved onto India. The students are working on maps and assignments dealing with the methods used by industrialized European nations to divide up Africa and its people. The goal of this unit is to get students to understand the unethical beliefs these “civilized” people had while taking from those they thought were less than them. We discussed the Berlin Conference and the division of Africa by Europe for its natural resources and labor. 

Next on the schedule is WAR!!! We will begin discussing the roots to the Great War next week. Students will start to tie in the effects that the Industrial Revolution, Imperialism, and Nationalism had to WWI and how the world would never be the same at its conclusion.