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Teaching The British Empire

The British Empire

England is a small country in western Europe. By the end of the nineteenth century, however, it had taken control of many countries around the world. The British Empire that resulted was the largest empire that there has ever been. By the beginning of the twentieth century, a quarter of the world’s population was a part of it.

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ESSENTIAL QUESTION:

What were the contributing factors that led to the spread of the British Empire around the globe?
STANDARDS:
RH.2 - Main Ideas, RH.7 - Visual Information, WH.10 - World History Across the Eras

DEPTH OF KNOWLEDGE (DOK) LEVELS:

2,3
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