Agenda: Feb 17 - 21, 2014

Advanced Placement World History with Mr. Duez
Unit 5 - European Moment, 1750-1914
Chapter 19 - China, Ottomans, Japan: Internal Trouble, External Threats
Chapter 20 - Colonial Encounters (Africa, India, Asia)
MON - Quiz CH 20; Review CH 19 & 20 Quiz; Discuss African Scramble.
TUE - Impact of Imperialism: Education, Religion, Race/Tribe
WED/THU - TEST CH 19, 20; Intro to Chapter 21, part I
FRI - Article Due - WWI; Ferguson's The War of the World, Episode I
A Quiet Little Game. Caption: "CHORUS: I wonder what card Uncle Sam has in his hand?"
The nations of the world played the colonies and territories they 'possessed' as chips in a card game.
Chapter 19 Targets:
• To make students aware of the refocusing of racism in the nineteenth-century West
• To examine the effects of Western dominance on the empires of Asia
• To explore the reasons behind the collapse of the Chinese and Ottoman empires
• To investigate the reasons for Japan’s rise to its position as an industrial superpower and to compare Japan’s experience with that of China 

Chapter 20 Targets:
•  To examine the ways in which Europeans created their nineteenth-century empires
•  To consider the nineteenth-century development of racism as an outcrop of European feelings of superiority and to investigate the ways in which subject peoples were themselves affected by European racial categorization
•  To consider the extent to which the colonial experience transformed the lives of Asians and Africans
•  To define some of the distinctive qualities of modern European empires in relationship to earlier examples of empire 

Chapter 19 Essential Questions:
1. What differences can you identify in how China, the Ottoman Empire, and Japan experienced Western imperialism and confronted it? How might you account for those differences?
2. In what ways did the Industrial Revolution shape the character of nineteenth-century European imperialism?
3. “The response of each society to European imperialism grew out of its larger historical development and its internal problems.” What evidence might support this statement?
4. What accounts for the massive peasant rebellions of nineteenth-century China?
5. How did Western pressures stimulate change in China during the nineteenth century?
6. What lay behind the decline of the Ottoman Empire in the nineteenth century?
7. How did Japan’s historical development differ from that of China and the Ottoman Empire during the nineteenth century?

Chapter 20 Essential Questions:
1. Why were Asian and African societies incorporated into European colonial empires later than those of the Americas? How would you compare their colonial experiences?
2. In what ways did colonial rule rest upon violence and coercion, and in what ways did it elicit voluntary cooperation or generate benefits for some people?
3. Was colonial rule a transforming, even a revolutionary, experience, or did it serve to freeze or preserve existing social and economic patterns? What evidence can you find to support both sides of this argument?
4. Why might subject people choose to cooperate with the colonial regime? What might prompt them to rebel or resist?
5. How did the power of colonial states transform the economic lives of colonial subjects?
6. How did cash-crop agriculture transform the lives of colonized peoples?
7. How were the lives of African women altered by colonial economies?
8. What impact did Western education have on colonial societies?
9. What were the attractions of Christianity within some colonial societies?
10. How and why did Hinduism emerge as a distinct religious tradition during the colonial era in India?
"English Methods of Colonizing Africa," a German view of the British Empire, 19th c. A British imperialist pours alcohol into the mouth of an African, an Anglican priest drugs him with religion, and a soldier squeezes gold (profits) out of him. German, Belgian and French methods were similar.
Monday, Feb. 17, 2014
Quote: "I don't know if it's good or bad that a Google search on "Big Bang Theory" lists the sitcom before the origin of the Universe." - Neil deGrasse Tyson @neiltyson

1. QUIZ Chapter 20. 
...after the quiz... DO NOW: In what different ways did the colonial takeover of Asia and Africa occur?
2. Review CH 19 & 20 quizzes.
3. The Scramble for Africa & The Education of India: Social Darwinism & The White Man's Burden. Introduction.

"Whatever happens, we have got the Maxim Gun and you have not."
Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014
Quote: “Take up one idea. Make that one idea your life – think of it, dream of it, live on that idea. Let the brain, muscles, nerves, every part of your body, be full of that idea, and just leave every other idea alone. This is the way to success.”Swami Vivekananda

1. DO NOW: How did the power of colonial states transform the economic lives of colonial subjects?
What is Ferguson's thesis? 
Do you agree?
3. Notes, Video, Discussion: Education, Religion, Race/Tribe
What impact did Western education have on colonial societies?
What were the attractions of Christianity within some colonial societies?
How and why did Hinduism emerge as a distinct religious tradition during the colonial era in India?
In what way were “race” and “tribe” new identities in colonial Africa?
4. (if time permits) Review CH 19 & 20

Watch the YouTube Video lectures over Chapter 19 & 20. Study those notes. Read Strayer. Go to the Companion Site. This CH 19 & 20 test is super important as far as the AP Test goes. It is a favorite topic of the College Board.
From the Cape to Cairo', Puck, 1902. Britannia leads civilising soldiers and colonists against Africans as Civilisation conquers Barbarism. (I guess... ) - Library of Congress
Wednesday, Feb. 19 & Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014
Quote:  ”A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him.” David Brinkley

1. DO NOW: Prep For Ch. 19 & 20 Test.
2. CH. 19 & 20 Test.
3. Article: World War One: 10 interpretations of who started WWI
Read the article and follow the directions at the top. This article will be due on Friday, we will discuss it and turn it in for a grade.
Friday, Feb. 21, 2014
Quote: “Equipped with his five senses, man explores the universe around him and calls the adventure Science.” - Edwin Hubble

1. DO NOW: Prep the WWI article to turn in after quick discussion. Which of the 10 interpretations do you agree with the most? Why?
2. Video Study: Niall Ferguson's The War of the World
The series begins with how the first World War ignited fires of racial animosity in people, exploited by new and more terrible nation-states that were far more preoccupied with national and racial purity. It was the beginning of an age of genocide.
Video Questions & Viewing Guide. Will collect answers at the end of the period.
Discussion and introduction of World War I. 
Are these wars (really beginning with the Russo-Japanese War) just a long and continuous Wars of the 20th Century? Do you agree with Ferguson that racial animosity was exploited by nations for gain and profit?