International School History - European Schools - S6 4 hour option

S6 4hr History Last update - 07 May 2023 Official European School History S6 Syllabus: English, French, German
Europe and the World from the end of the 19th Century to 1945.


European colonialism and imperialism from the end of the 19th century to 1945

S6 4 period


15 lessons

1.  General overview of European colonial empires at the turn of the 19th century.

2.  Factors explaining colonisation.


3.  Types of European colonial rule in Africa and Asia.

    Where in the world did European powers establish colonial regimes on the eve of the First World War?

    What were the main established empires?

    What factors, old and new, enabled the colonial conquests?

    What were the types of European domination in Africa and Asia? What were the consequences?

    Colonisation and/or imperialism?

Key Words

Metropolis, Colony, Colonisation, Empire,  Colonial, Imperialism, Nationalism


Possible Reference Points

Berlin Conference (1885), Foundation of Congress Party in India (1886), Fashoda Incident (1898), British Empire Exhibition (1924) Paris Colonial Exhibition (1931), Quit India Movement (1942)

Syllabus Links

Europe 1 Europe 2, Europe 3 6.4G 7.4C


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