In Class - Discuss current events. Review imperialism. Discuss implications of race (Social Darwinism) in terms of imperialism. Hand out writing assignment (Editorials (2): Topic - Imperalism: Was it necessary? Write from the point of view of the colonists and one from the point of view of those being colonized. Each editorial needs to have specific examples and must be at least 1/2 to 3/4 page in length.)) Video - "Question of Race." Write down five talking points (a talking point is a question or statement that can lead a class discussion over this topic). Watch the video. Class discussion on the issue of race in this country. Reaction to our discussion - turn in. Watch Senator Barack Obama's March 2008 speech on the issue of race. Handout homework - Chapter 11, Section 1 and 2 Quiz and primary sources.
Homework - Chapter 11, Section 1 and 2 Quiz/primary sources. Editorials (2) on the views of imperialism.
NOTE - EXTRA CREDIT DUE TOMORROW AT THE BEGINNING OF CLASS.