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This page updated:  006/28/2019

Age of Empire

Essential Question:  What caused the US to enter the "Age of Empires?"

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The Goal:

In this lesson you will learn what an empire is and how they came to be toward the end of the 19th Century.  You will also learn the fundmental reasons why the US became an empire.


  1. Make a copy of this document if you did not do it in the last lesson.  It will teach you the first steps to creating Study Notes.

  2. READ/LISTEN to the document BEFORE you watch the video(s). 

  3. Then, make a copy of a "starter" mind map or bulleted outline for this lesson to help you take notes.

  4. Use the video, the word list and the printables to create a summary notes mind map or bulleted outline.

  5. Now, watch the video(s).  Be ready to pause the video to create your study notes.

  6. Please follow the instructions in the study notes document to complete your assignment.

  7. Submit a shareable link to your summary notes mind map/bulleted outline.   Use the "text reply" icon in the next assignment called Submit Age of Empire Study Notes.

transcript (Google Doc)

8.  You will use your summary notes in upcoming assignments.

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