Big Idea: If somebody really wants something, they will find a way to get it.

The student...
- describes the motives and impact of imperialism (e.g., motives: economic-natural resources and expansion of trade, the competition for colonies in Africa and Asia and the Berlin Conference; humanitarian- missionaries and the ideology of Social Darwinism, political- naval bases and expansion of political control; restriction of human rights in King Leopold’s Congo; development of infrastructure; roads, schools, hospitals, railroads; assimilation and loss of indigenous culture).

Read Gentlemen of the Jungle.