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History in Action: Race in the 20th Century
 
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Empire

Aims

 

  • To know about and understand the causes of colonialism and to identify different type of causes and the relationships between them.
  • To use films, newsreels, posters and literature critically and in their historical context.
  • To use films, newsreels, posters and literature to identify and analyse representations and interpretations of empire.
  • To describe, explain and analyse attitudes towards the colonisers and the colonised during the 19th and 20th centuries.
  • To know about and understand the range of contributions made by the colonies and dominions to the British war effort during the Second World War.
  • To know about and understand the relationship between slavery, imperial attitudes and racist attitudes, including contemporary racism.
  • To understand the range of long and short term consequences of imperialism both within Britain and the Commonwealth.