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.
If you find typos in this document, I would appreciate a notification. And, as always, if you find this material useful in your practice, I would be grateful to hear what you think of it. I seek your peer review.