World History Weekly

Week of 3.18.16

From Imperialism and moving towards WWI...

Students have finished their latest project by now, a board game project based on Imperialism, which turned out great overall. Some of the games really look great and actually play very well. Since this is the first time we've tried this project, we are definitely pleased with the results overall. Quarter 3 is also coming to a quick end next week, prior to Spring Break, as this school year flies by. WWI is our next big topic, feel free to check out some resources to brush up on your own knowledge. We are ending the week by trying out a new review game with the students and watching an episode of Mankind that bridges from the Industrial Revolution right up until WWI. Try some of the following questions:

  • What is cholera? Where did it come from?
  • How did railroads transform the world?
  • How did opium affect China during the 19th century?
  • Why did Britain want to keep selling opium during this time period?