Prepare for our first in-class assessment. Unit assessments might be an essay, an annotated map or timeline, a dialogue or play, or some other type of individual or team project that is designed to tie the unit together.
This one will be writing based and individual.
You will receive feedback from me but it will not be graded.
To prepare: Review readings and notes in preparation for Wednesday’s in-class assessment
Skill focus: reference the text (it’s ok to pause a moment to find it!)
Beasley discussion. Possible questions to consider:
How do the Crash Course videos fit in with this reading?
Why date beginning of Japan's Empire to 1894-95?
How might you divide or categorize the different types of theories discussed by Beasley?
Which of the theories discussed by Wolfe are absent here? What factors might account for these silences?
With which of the theories of imperialism we have encountered so far does Beasley seem most sympathetic? On what basis might you make that claim?
Which of these seem most convincing to you? Can you provide a historical example that might illustrate this theory at work?
Which theory do you find least convincing? Identify a historical example that might raise questions about that interpretation.