Comparison of Imperialism and Globalization

Bartolome De Las Casas.

This lesson takes a critical look at modern day globalization by comparing it with 19th century European imperialism through the use of documents and political cartoons. To help students understand the historical aspects of imperialism, a connection to globalization, a term they have heard before, is made. When put into a modern context, this seemingly difficult concept becomes much easier to understand for high school students. Bringing historical content into a modern context increases the relevance and engagement of students overall. This can also help boost their understanding of complex terms.

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Globalization-vs-Imperialism-Presentation-Sample.pdf  (revised 2023)

Teaching Standard
ONLS.MWH.11; CC.RH.1112.6; CC.RH.910.9
Teaching Area
World History since 1500
Grade Level
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Globalization vs. Imperialism Presentation Sample