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Earn professional development credits to renew your history teaching license with Western Civilization from 1648 for Teachers. Brush up on post-1648 Western civilization topics so you can better teach world history, European history, and other history topics. Learn on your own schedule and at your own pace. You can complete this course in under two weeks - perfect for teachers who need to earn history credits in a hurry!
- Watch engaging video lessons about social and political developments in Western civilization after 1648.
- Check your knowledge of things like the Enlightenment and imperialism with practice quizzes and exams.
- Ask clarification questions from our expert history instructors.
- Earn 3 college credits by taking the CLEP Western Civilization from 1648 exam.
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Course Plan for Earning Credit in Less Than Two Weeks
Follow this course plan if you want to complete Western Civilization from 1648 for Teachers and be ready to earn transferable credit in less than two weeks. For each chapter assignment, take all of the lesson quizzes and the practice chapter exam at the end of each chapter. If you miss any questions, review the video lesson to master the concept.
|Day||Assignment||What You'll Learn|
|Day 1||Chapter 1||Absolutism and Constitutionalism in Western Europe (1648-1715) (the Thirty Years' War, the English Civil War, the creation of Great Britain, French expansion under Louis XIV)|
|Day 2|| Chapter 2|
| Power Shifts in Eastern Europe (1648-1740) (the creation of Prussia, westernization of Russia, the partition of Poland)|
Empire and Expansion in the 18th Century (1700-1799) (world economies in the 1700s, the Seven Years' War, the Peace of Utrecht)
|Day 3||Chapter 4||The Scientific Revolution and the Enlightenment (1500-1790) (breakthroughs in medicine and chemistry, effects of the Scientific Revolution, the Enlightenment thinkers, causes and effects of the American Revolution)|
|Day 4||Chapter 5||The French Revolution and Napoleon Bonaparte (1780-1815) (causes of the French Revolution, the National Assembly of France, the Napoleonic Empire)|
|Day 5||Chapter 6||Industrialization (1700-1900) (the Agricultural Revolution, causes of the First Industrial Revolution, urbanization)|
|Day 6||Chapter 7||Political Developments (1760-1848) (socialism, liberalism, republicanism, European revolutions and revolts, Karl Marx)|
|Day 7||Chapter 8||The Age of Nationalism (1850-1914) (the Crimean War, the unification of Germany, the dual monarchy of Austria-Hungary, westernization of Japan)|
|Day 8||Chapter 9||European Life and Trends (1850-1914) (the Second Industrial Revolution, the 19th century world economy, advancements in Western civilization at the end of the 19th century)|
|Day 9||Chapter 10||Imperialism in the 19th and 20th Centuries (European imperialism, U.S. imperialism, trouble in the Ottoman Empire)|
|Day 10||Chapter 11||World War I (1914-1919) (causes of World War I, the powder keg of Europe, famous battles of World War I, the Peace of Paris)|
|Day 11||Chapter 12||Between the World Wars (1919-1939) (the Weimar Republic, the Great Depression, Italian fascism, Hitler's Third Reich, the Spanish Civil War)|
|Day 12||Chapter 13||World War II (1939-1945) (causes of World War II, the attack on Pearl Harbor, the Holocaust, Hiroshima and Nagasaki)|
|Day 13||Chapter 14||Western Civilization Since 1945 (economic reconstruction in Europe after WWII, the creation of Israel in 1948, the Chinese Revolution, the Cold War, the Space Race, the fall of the Soviet Union)|
|Day 14||Final Exam||Take the practice final exam to see what you've mastered and make sure you are ready to earn credit for Western civilization from 1648|
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