Imperialism WebQuest World History with Ms. Vivirito
Task Page 1 • The Scramble for Africa • Answer the following questions based upon the map: • How many different countries have colonies? • Which country has the largest colonial empire? • Which continents are almost completely controlled by other countries? • Which continents are only controlled by a few countries? • Answer the following questions based upon cartoon: • Which European countries were fighting for a position in Africa? • Based on the reading you just did, is the cartoon accurate? Does it really show what was going on at the time? Why or why not? • How did the Berlin Conference lead to the situation shown in this cartoon?
Task Page 2 • Data on Colonial Empires • Answer the following questions using the charts: • About how many square miles of territory does France control? Great Britain? Germany? • What is the TOTAL population controlled by the 5 countries shown in this chart? • For what purpose might these imperial nations use these people? • Based on this information, which country has the largest colonial empire? Does this answer agree with your answer to question 2 above in section A 'Imperialism Map' ? • Answer the following questions using the chart: • What percentage of Africa is colonized by 1914? • Identify three effects this might have on the world.
Task Page 3 • Africa Map Comparison • Answer the following questions using the maps: • What is the main difference between the 2 maps? • What part did the Berlin Conference play in the creation of the latter map? • What happened to the native African political entities by 1914? • According to the latter map, which two European countries held the most territory in Africa? • Answer the following question using the maps: • How did the Scramble for Africa in the 1800's and 1900's affect the current borders of Africa?
Area of Colonies 1914 Population of Colonies 1914 1914