Your mission is to conduct independent research and explain
how one area of the world was colonized, what happened to those people and how
the experience of colonization affects the people/country today.The due date
for this project is Friday, April 25,
2014, so you CANNOT be
absent!! If your group does not present on that day, you will loose 10 points (20% of your grade).
Content Requirements - Your project/presentation
must cover the following information:
History Before Colonization – Briefly describe the history of your
region before colonization. What were the lives of the native people like
before the region was colonized?
Reason for Colonization – Why was your country
colonized? What country was it colonized by? What was the colonizing country
hoping to get out of the territory? Why was the colony important to them?
Type of Rule – What type of colonial
rule did the colonizing country establish? What did colonial rule look like in
Treatment of Natives – How did the
colonizing government treat the native peoples?Did they have rights? Were they persecuted? Explain
Independence – How did the
colony/territory finally gain independence? What happened after they gained
independence? What kind of new government was established in the former
territory/colony? What is the former colony/territory called today?
Today – What type of government exists
today? What problems, if any, does the country/region experience today (ex.
poverty, ethnic conflict, civil war, government corruption etc…)?
In addition to you text book, here are couple of reliable sources where you find information:
Introduction: Industrialization has transformed our world with new technology and innovation. For many people industrialization has led to a better way of life and a higher standard of living. Almost everything that we use in our daily lives are made in factories - cars, cell phones, computers, clothes, food. The fact that we can go to a store and purchase anything we want, allows us to pursue other interests - education, sports, leisure. However, we only achieved this standard of living after a long, hard fight on the part of workers for fair wages and better working conditions.
Although life is good for people living in advanced industrialized societies, like Great Britain and the U.S., for many other people around the world, life is still very difficult because their economies are only just beginning the process of industrialization. Today, people living in these developing countries face many of the same problems that people faced in Europe and the U.S. two centuries ago during the Industrial Revolution.
Your Task: You are going to be learning more about the many problems faced by people today in developing countries. You will be assigned one problem to research independently. After you have completed your research, you will work with others who researched the same problem to create a presentation designed to educate the class about your issue.
The Scientific Revolution represented a new way of thinking about the natural world. Beginning in the mid-1500s, scholars began to question the ideas of ancient thinkers and the church. They replaced old assumptions with new theories that were based on careful observation and a willingness to question accepted beliefs. Directions: Visit the links below and complete the handout. Focus Question: How did the Scientific Revolution change the way we think about the natural world?