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American Imperialism. Risorsa per il CLIL di Storia in lingua inglese

red - Di seguito viene proposta una risorsa didattica sull'imperialismo americano, utile per le classi in cui sono attivi percorsi CLIL di Storia in lingua inglese.

Imperialist Activity

1. What is imperialism?

2. What other nations were considered imperialist during this time period (early 1900’s)?

3. How did the growth of industry in the United States fuel American imperialism?

4. How did expansion into new territories help nations in their military needs?

Taking Control of Hawaii

5. How is the demise of the native Hawaiian inhabitants similar to that of the Native

Americans throughout the colonization period of American history?

6. What are the circumstances surrounding the "bayonet constitution" in Hawaii and how does it demonstrate the greed of Imperialist America?

Influence in China

7. Who forced China to open their ports for trade and ended their period of isolationism?

8. As the Open Door Policy took effect, what was China's reaction to the influence that other countries were having on their nation?

9. What did America and other nations do in reaction to the Boxer Rebellion?

Influence in Japan

10. What happened to Japan as a result of opening trade with America?

11. What was the purpose of Roosevelt sending the Great White Fleet around the world?

Relating it to Modern History

Do you think that America still falls in the category of an imperialistic nation? Explain why or why not.

What countries does America influence and how does America influence them?

What lessons can we draw from this period of Imperialism to guide our nation's future decisions?

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