England Comes to Egypt, 1860-1900
Length of Time: 45 Minutes
Maps are powerful documents. They are never objective, based on both the information they include as well as what they exclude. Contemporaries often use maps to present a position or argue a case. They influence the viewer in subtle ways, as the cartographer employs his or her talents in the service of a larger objective. The maps in this lesson were used to promote the British re-conquest of Sudan in late 1890s.
How were maps used as political propaganda during the period of British imperialism?
Common Core Standards
World History II: The Rise of the Nation State to the Present
Industrial Revolution and Social and Political Change in Europe, 1800-1914
WH1II.11 Describe the causes of 19th century European Imperialism
WHII.15 Major developments African History in the 19th and 20th centuries