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Unit Overview: What did British colonialism look like in the nineteenth century?

National Curriculum

For next step we recommend the unit: Why does it matter what we call the 1857 conflict in India?.

Lessons:

4 lessons

The British Empire (1776-1900)

In this lesson, will learn about the development of the British Empire in the years 1776-1900. We will introduce some key features of British colonialism. This will make us ready for the rest of this enquiry, in which we will explore what British colonialism looked like in different parts of the world in the nineteenth century.

  • 1 Quiz
  • 35m Video
  • Presentation(PPT)
  • Worksheet
  • Transcript

Colonialism in India

In this lesson, we will learn about what British colonialism looked like in India after 1857. We will look at different ways in which the British tried to strengthen and justify their control over India, and the ways in which Indians experienced, resisted and responded to British colonialism.

  • 2 Quizzes
  • 31m Video
  • Presentation(PPT)
  • Worksheet
  • Transcript

Internal colonialism in Ireland

In this lesson, we will learn about what British colonialism looked like in Ireland. We will explore this fascinating case in which Ireland was both a partner and a colony of Britain. Finally, we will get to answer our enquiry question by comparing British colonialism in India, Australia and Ireland.

  • 2 Quizzes
  • 38m Video
  • Presentation(PPT)
  • Worksheet
  • Transcript