Lesson Plan


This is a lesson that compares and contrasts settler and non-settler colonies. Objectives: 1) SWBAT compare and contrast settler and non-settler colonies in the European Empire. 2) SWBAT use their new mnemonic device to remember the names of all European countries that conquered parts of Africa. This resource is part of Unit 2: Empire and the Social Studies 7 course.


  • Social Studies > General
  • Social Studies > World History

Education Levels:

  • Grade 6
  • Grade 7
  • Grade 8
  • Grade 9
  • Grade 10


empire colonialism africa europe imperialism settler colony



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Unit 2: Empire
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Curriki Rating
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On a scale of 0 to 3

This resource was reviewed using the Curriki Review rubric and received an overall Curriki Review System rating of 2, as of 2008-07-28.

Component Ratings:

Technical Completeness: 3
Content Accuracy: 3
Appropriate Pedagogy: 2

Reviewer Comments:

This lesson is part of the Empire collection. The lesson has clear objectives and detailed procedures with time allotments and all of the necessary resources. There are some specific classroom references that would need to be changed to meet the needs of an individual teacher. There is an excellent reading on the differences between settler and non-settler colonies and a creative sorting activity that forces students to apply what they learned from the reading.

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