Unit: Rewrite the Script of Imperialism

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Students will read Heart of Darkness, Watch Avatar and Life and Debt, and study the history of European imperialism. Students will understand the motivations for and consequences of imperialism and create 3 minute movies depicting how imperialism could have ended differently.

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Rewrite the Script of Imperialism: Project Introduction Resources: 15

Teachers will be able to prepare materials and concepts for project. Students will understand project, role of book and movies, and film component of project.

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Rewrite the Script of Imperialism: Project Vocabulary Resources: 4

Students will learn key vocabulary words and practice their meanings throughout the two weeks of the project. Students will be prepared for the contextual language of the novel, “Heart of Darkness.”

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Rewrite the Script of Imperialism: Out of Europe, Into Africa Resources: 4

Students will understand what imperialism is, which countries/regions were involved, and what factors motivated imperialism.

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Rewrite the Script of Imperialism: Imperialism Simulation Resources: 1

Students will understand the different mechanisms of control used in imperialism and the effects they had on relations between dominant and subordinate populations

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Rewrite the Script of Imperialism: Ideas as Consequences of Imperialism Resources: 4

Students will understand the philosophical/mental impact of colonization on colonized countries, leading to their understanding of ways the era of imperialism changed the world.

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Rewrite the Script of Imperialism: Minerals and their Uses Resources: 6

Students will understand what minerals are, how they are identified, what they are used for, and the role they played in motivating imperialism

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Rewrite the Script of Imperialism: Economic Profile of a Country Resources: 5

Students will understand the relationship between wealthy countries and underdeveloped, indebted countries and how this relates to their histories of imperialism

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Rewrite the Script of Imperialism: International Aide, Percent Change Resources: 4

Students will use percent increase and decrease to compare colonizing and colonized countries’ economies

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Rewrite the Script of Imperialism: Short, Short Film Workshop Resources: 7

Students will write and produce 3 minute or shorter film scripts, imagining an alternative ending to one country’s story of imperialism

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