I think if you combine this Cultural Literacy worksheet on developing nations or use it to preface an opening lesson on colonialism, students would make a connection and move toward an understanding of history as a process. I’ve had a few classes make the connection, but it requires some careful Socratic questioning.
In any case, I’ve tagged this as Hispanic History and posted in observation of Hispanic Heritage Month. It wouldn’t take much in the say of questioning to lead students to an understanding of how and why–i.e. imperialism and colonialism–developing nations remain under development.
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