Was the British Empire a Good Thing? India 1757-1880.

Was the British Empire a Good Thing? India 1757-1880.

A teaching resource provided by Mike Stallard.

Resource Description

Was the British Empire a Good thing? This is far too often assumed to be answered with a very decisive NO! But, of course, to professional historians like us, that can never be the real truth. Both sides have to be put and quietly discussed with people listening and comparing their respected views. And the teacher has to be the referee.
But not the expert. The spade work has all been done for you.
Research is very important today because there is far too much information and people can so easily cut and paste or get bogged down. Here is some guidance on what and how to research with carefully selected pieces of recommended books to go at too.
There are suggestions for assessment with an idea for you to include the SMT.
The main story is presented in skeleton form for guidance. Otherwise there is bound to be chaos. But the main aim is for you and your people to enjoy researching this fascinating topic.
Obviously, if you are lucky enough to have people with an origin in the subcontinent in your learning environment, that is a huge advantage. But, of course, anyone can enjoy this subject just as much as I did researching it for myself.

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This would be best for people who want to work at late nineteenth century history. Really it fits best with A,A/S or GCSE.

About the Author

Mike Stallard
Mike Stallard
Retired Teacher
Married, four grown up and very successful children of both sexes all over the world each with their own very different take on life, all supporting themselves in a way which I thoroughly enjoy when I visit them in turn. Grandchildren - yup. Fun. Lovely wife. What more could a man want?

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