Learning Exercise

The British Empire

Tradition stated that "the sun never set on the British Empire." Great Britain's colonial empire was the world's largest. This assignment investigates whether or not there were contributions made to the people placed under the rule of a European nation.
Course: World Civilization, Western Civilization

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Instructions: On the website "The British Empire" read the following sections: Science and Technology: architecture, communications, medicine, plantations, transport; Art and Culture: art of the Empire, Art portrayed for Canada, India, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa; the Armed Forces: land, sea, air. Write a 5-7 page paper evaluating the positive and negative results of British colonial policy.
Additional Information: None.


Great Britain,
British Empire

Learning Objectives

To evaluate the role of Great Britain as a colonial power.