|S6 4hr History
05 May 2023
School History S6 Syllabus:
Optional Theme - 6.4C European colonialism and
imperialism from the end of the 19th century to 1945 -
Key Questions and learning and assessment
Additional materials and external links
Short video extract from A History of Racism (Part 3)
video on the history of racism. Episodes 2 and 3 is particularly
relevant to imperialism.
What were the causes of imperialism?
introduction to essay writing.
Student presentations based on
Culpin and Henig 'Origins, motives and explanations of
Origins, motives and explanations of
Essay writing activites -
Examples of good and not so good essays marked.
How to plan
Student essay writing activity.
essay on the causes of New Imperialism.
European Baccalaureate official
essay marking grid
Full extract from Culpin and Henig.
Robert Pearce -
Top 10 essay writing tips
top five tips for
writing history essays.
examining explorers of the
Congo, Australia and the Arctic. Beautifully filmed.
||Video - The Rise and Fall of
European Empires from the 16th to the 20th Century -
Lecture 3 - Scramble for Africa considers causes
of New Imperialism. Downloadable as video or podcast and
also available as transcript.
Episode 3 of the PBS adaptation of Jared Diamond's
best selling history 'Guns, Germs and Steel', examines
imperialism in Africa. For more see the
the extent of European Imperialism?
An introduction on how and why make notes.
Worksheet - Lecture
activity 'Outline of New Imperialism' and
worksheet to complete.
from the lesson.
|Videos shown in the
Extract from Zulu illustrating importance of new technology
Extract from Livingstone
and Stanley - 1939 movie with Spencer Tracy
Further reading -
'Colonial conflicts and rivalries' - Woolfson and Laver
Further reading - 'Explanations of Imperialism' - John Lowe
What is the historiography of
introduction to the historiography of imperialism
Hobsbawm v Thomson: compare and contrast two interpretations
What is historiography? from Wikipedia
Recommended further reading on historiography: John Warren -
History and Historians and Keith Jenkins -
Further reading - Thomson on imperialism (12 pages)
Further reading - Hobsbawm on imperialism (6 pages)
Further reading - Lowe on the historiography of imperialism.
What was the impact of New Imperialism? - case
study the Congo
An introduction to source work.
Imperialism in the Congo - DIY examination
How to do
European Baccalaureate source questions
for the written exam
What makes a source
|The usefulness of sources
of the website provides a detailed examination of the
usefulness of the most popular types of source found in
Written exam sourcework
Hochschild's outstanding history on Leopold and the Congo,
King Leopold's Ghost.
BBC documentary on the Congo by Dan Snow. Covers
pre-colonial and post-colonial situation.
Photographs. The BBC on the importance of the Kodak camera,
important box ever'.
Mark Twain -
King Leopold's Soliloquy.
E D Morel and the Congo
Roger Casement -
Wikipedia and extracts from his
video on the history of racism. Episodes 2 and 3 are particularly
relevant to imperialism.
documentary on colonialism in Namibia and the first genocide
of the 20th century.
What were the consequences of imperialism for
China in 19th century?
Opium War, a feature film made in 1997.
Why did Europe colonize China and not the other
way around? Interesting
fuller version from Jared Steel's bestselling Guns, Germs
and Steel. Also see the
How can we reach judgements about the legacy of
Colonialism - towards a balance sheet
Hobsbawm on the impact of imperialism
The Independent - Belgium confronts its heart of darkness
BBC - On the legacy in the Congo
L.A. Times - On the lessons of the Congo
The Guardian 2015 on the legacy of and ignorance about
British imperialism in Britain.