Our group came up with 1893 Chicago World's Fair: Who Holds the Power?.
Students start by watching the video below. While the narrator's voice is a little high pitched, the information presented captures the main ideas behind imperialism and gives students a brief explanation of what occurred at the fair.
For a more thorough look at the fair, students can tour maps and images of the exposition, including the video tour below. It was created by an Harvard University Graduate School of Design student.
Then students choose to take on an identity. They will try to see the fair from the perspective of their chosen role. Each role has its own page on the website describing the identity in more detail . There are also recommeded exhibits for the student to visit. Roles include:
- German Immigrant
- Native American
- African American
- Japanese Diplomat
- Female Mill Worker
- Captain of Industry