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Imperialism Key Terms Quizlet
Students will be creating definitions and using them in sentences to help them remember key terms of imperialism. This is a great way for students to use interactive technology while creating valuable study tools for them to use throughout the unit.

I can:
  • Create flashcards using the website Quizlet

  • Define key terms of imperialism in my own words

  • Use words relating to imperialism in an accurate, logical sentence

Tech Skills:
  • Text Editing

  • Keyboarding and Mouse Skills

Materials and Resources:

Quizlet Account

Key Terms Google Doc



Grade Level:
  • 9th & 10th Grade
Subject Area:
  • Modern World History
  • American History

Activity 1:

Share the Key Terms handout with students.

Once they have the list of key terms, they should log into their Quizlet account and create a new study set.

  • Students should create a flashcard for each of the key terms listed on the handout

  • Remind students that the definitions need to be in their own words!



Activity 2:

After students have created their study set in Quizlet, they can then use the definitions they have created to help write a sentence for each of the key terms

They should use the Key Terms handout to write their sentences and then share the document with the instructor.



Practice Activity:

Students can practice their study sets with a partner to review the key terms of imperialism.


ONLS Modern World History

11. Imperialism involved land acquisition, extraction of raw materials, spread of Western values and maintenance of political control.


ONLS American History

15. As a result of overseas expansion, the Spanish-American War and World War I, the United States emerged as a world power.

Supplementary Resources:

What is Imperialism -Boise State

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