SUGGESTED INSTRUCTIONAL STRATEGIES
• Suggest that students analyse several historical
examples of colonialism, looking for factors common to all (e.g., industrialization, overpopulation, national pride, need for resources and new markets).
Form groups and challenge each group to select one common factor and apply it to a current situation
(e.g., American demand for BC water). Students’ analyses should address the questions:
- Who benefits and who suffers?
- Is it right or wrong?
- Can you predict possible conflict arising from this situation?
Critical Challenge: Case Studies in Imperialism
Peopling North America: Population Movements & Migration
French colonialism (New France)
Raphael Lemkin's History of Genocide and Colonialism ( with North American examples)
Primary source (Jules Ferry (1832-1893): On French Colonial Expansion), We must say openly that indeed the higher races have a right over the lower races ....