Module 7: Alternative Visions

Overview: Inspired by ideas from the Enlightenment, Revolutions in Europe and the Americas, and rethinking of colonial relationships various groups attempted to renegotiate their political positions in the nineteenth century. From the Native Americans Ghost Dancers in North America,  Karl Marx in Europe, and Shaka in Africa to the Taiping Rebellion in China, these movements inspired many to rethink their roles in a society dominated by capitalism, colonialism, and class. This module explores these movements and their lasting legacies for world history.

Objectives: After completing Module 7, you will be able to:

  1. Contextualize challenges to the 19th-century world order.
  2. Understand the changing roles of subjects & citizens in the 19th century.
  3. Evaluate the long-term impact of these movements on global, national, and local governance.


Section 1: Alternative Visions

  1. Read Worlds Together, Worlds Apart Chapter 16.
  2. Choose one group featured in the chapter and create a Sway. Your Sway should give the name, purpose, location, active years, and outcomes of the movement. Include at least one primary source in your Sway (the primary source can be from the textbook or Study Space). Cite all information using Chicago Style references. Refer to the Sway rubric for guidance. Be sure to post a PDF of your Sway on Blackboard.
  3. Go to the class discussion board and share you Sway. Comment on the some of the similarities between these groups in 2-3 sentences.

Section 2: Cracking India Project

  1. Read Cracking India and use this week to start work on the Cracking India ProjectRefer to WTWA Chapters 19 & 20 for background on the partition of India covered in the novel.
  2. Declare your topic and submit your project abstract on Blackboard if you have not done so already.
  3. Turn in an outline of your project on Blackboard. This should be a full outline with references for all information and a tentative Chicago Style Bibliography.

Congratulations! You completed Module 7.

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