So, Japan invaded Manchuria for it's land and natural resources. (These are pretty much the same reasons all empires are built. There are others as well, but lets roll with that for now.)
We graded the maps, and watched this video:
It got me thinking though, (and it's true I've thought of this before...) isn't this the theme of every alien invasion movie ever? I mean, H.G. Wells was British. In my mind, much like Orwell, he wasn't thrilled about British Imperialism. His book, War of the Worlds, written in 1898 is often cited as being a story about British colonization.
So, we watched this trailer:
Right around 1:05, we hear the speaker say, "When you invade a place for its resources, you wipe out its indigenous population. Right now we are being colonized."
To get the extra credit today, you should read and discuss the blog with an adult. Instead of writing me a note to prove that you were here, I'm asking you to post a link to a different alien movie where the aliens are invading to take over our land and our natural resources. (Preferably one that includes aliens with superior technology... ...Has Hollywood put out a movie where the aliens have inferior technology?)
Post the link in the comments section of the blog. You only have to post once. Also, write a sentence or two explaining how it ties in with what we're studying in class. If it doesn't show up, it's because I moderate the comments on the blog, and I have to preview it first. Make sure you identify yourself somehow. Either put your first name and hour, or your initials... Something.
Parents/adults: you can help them think of movies if they can't think of any on their own.