Mercantilism and Imperialism: The race for resources and markets

Mercantilism

Key Learning Objectives today:

  1. Understand Mercantilism
  2. Understand the desire for colonies
  3. Understand what a “colony” is
  4. Understand the “secondary factors” regarding imperialism: racism; militarism; wars, etc.

Learning task: Predict problems with mercantilism as an economic theory as well as colonialism as a national policy.

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1KCsjohKYRyDhYGONainR8xPYd__kDHO2uZwruUu4iFo/edit?usp=sharing

Understanding the French Revolution via Allegory

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An allegory is an extended analogy designed to articulate information. There have been many famous allegories throughout history such as George Orwell’s Animal Farm, a cautionary allegory about the rise of soviet style communism. The Greek philosopher Plato used an allegory to explain his meta-physics via his famous, allegory of the cave.

You are going to create an allegory of the French Revolution! This will galvanize your content knowledge as well has help with your causal and contextual understanding.

Download the Assignment here: Analogy Assignment

Download the assignment rubric here: French Revolution Allegory Assignment Rubric

Click on this text in order to make a copy of the “Questions for our 5th grade friends” document that you’ll need to bring with you on Monday!

 

The Rise of Napoleon

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IT’s your lucky day because….SURPRISE! You have a BRAND NEW french revolution text! You can find it on our “French Revolution Understood” page right at the top directly underneath our other “choices” text!

DOWNLOAD IT. Now.

After you’ve downloaded the text, download this learning helper which requires you to understand Napoleon’s rise to power as well as draw comparisons/contrasts to modern military dictator’s rise: rise_of_napoleon

Napoleon’s Reign Learning  Helper: Changes Under Napoleon