May 3

posted May 3, 2012, 5:29 AM by Peter Knowles   [ updated May 3, 2012, 5:59 AM ]
Turn in last night's homework by submitting it in the Class DropBox, then update your Google Map with the five locations from last night's reading:

  1. Singapore
  2. Burma
  3. Vietnam
  4. Philippines
  5. Thailand
Compare your map to the one at the right. Then ask yourself: 
A) Why are the markers on the map at the right colored the way they are? What does each color represent?
Also, compare your map (and the one on the right) with the map on page 451 of your text.
B) Which European nations shown on that map are not represented on the map on the right?

Continue working with the map on page 451. Take some time to review the types of raw materials produced in the colonies in Southeast Asia. Then re-read the section of last night's reading on page 454 called "Colonial Economies". With information from the map in mind, be ready to answer these questions:
1) What positive impacts would the colonial economies have for the people who lived there?
2) What negative effects would these economies have for them?
3) What about those living in Europe, in England, France, the United States, and other nations who established these economic arrangements? What were the benefits of the arrangement for them? What were the drawbacks?

As we finish discussing the impact of European colonial policies in Southeast Asia, we'll move toward a new area of the globe where we can see some familiar activities and results: Africa.

(Note: You may want to copy/paste the outline & questions into a Google Document to complete the assignment)
Empire Building in Africa 
A) West Africa and North Africa (456-458)
1- Which four European countries created the largest colonial holdings in West and North Africa?
2- Why was the Suez Canal so important to the British?
3- How did the British meet opposition to its control of the area around the Suez Canal?
B) Central and East Africa (459)
1- What was David Livingstone looking for in his exploration of Central Africa?
2- Which four European countries created large land claims in Central and East Africa?
3- What was the outcome of the Berlin Conference?
C) South Africa (460-461)
1- What was the history and philosophy of the Boers?
2- What challenges to Boer control of South Africa did they have to face?
3- How were the British eventually able to establish control of South Africa?
4- What racial policies emerged from the Boer War?
D) Effects of Imperialism (461-463)
1- How did Britain's policy toward indirect rule lead to problems in its African territories?
2- What groups of native Africans began pushing for greater opportunity and more equal social status?

HOMEWORK for tonight: READ Chapter 14.2 (456-463) and complete the questions above. 

Our next assessment

Standard-- Geography 3.3: Understand the geographic context of global issues.  

Big Question -- How do differing ideas of territorial control change the lives of people around the world? 

Content Focus-- Global Challenges 1870-1914: Chapter 12, Section 2 & 3 (388-401),Chapter 13, Section 3 (434-437), Chapter 14 (450-479) Chapter 15 (488-509)