Learning about Early Modern Era Empires

You are a diplomat during the Age of Empire: prepare a briefing about your country. Young scholars take on the challenge using a role-play exercise to examine various empires during the rise of global interconnectedness. Materials include sample presentations, fact sheets, and worksheets to scaffold their investigations.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • Use country fact sheets to supplement other class materials on empires
  • Offer the role-play activity to promote research skills
Classroom Considerations
  • First of seven lessons on empires in the Diplomacy Challenge unit 
Pros
  • Activities are easy to scaffold heavily or lightly for different learners
  • Includes all resources but could be adapted to content in regular classroom curriculum
Cons
  • None
Common Core