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Economies and Empire

Colonialism and the Clash of National Visions

Key Learning Targets

Students will:

  • Explore some of the ways in which colonized peoples and their colonizers interacted.
  • Examine photographs for information about colonial societies, photographers, and the people who consumed the images.
  • Be able to discuss what is in the photos and what is not pictured.
  • Think about the meaning and impact of photographic images of colonialism, the popular perception of these countries, and how that may have changed over time.
  • Compare and contrast the different methods of resistance to colonialism that occurred in India and Algeria.

Grade Level

High School

Classroom Connections

Social Studies
World History

Curriculum Snapshot

  • Colonialism, the system of control by European powers over parts of Africa and the subcontinent of Asia
  • The origins and instrumental uses of colonial photography
  • Resistance to colonialism in the form of nationalist movements by using two case studies: India and Algeria


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