World History 1600-1900: Lesson Plans & Resources

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Use this course to improve your world history classes and create lesson plans that will help increase your students ability to grasp historical concepts. Our engaging, informative lessons include effective lesson plans that you can adapt for your own instruction, as well as ideas for class activities and discussion questions.
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7 chapters in World History 1600-1900: Lesson Plans & Resources

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Lesson 1 - Major Themes of the Enlightenment: Reason, Individualism & Skepticism  Take Quiz
Lesson 2 - The Enlightenment Thinkers & Their Ideas  Take Quiz
Lesson 3 - Thomas Hobbes Lesson Plan
Lesson 4 - Thomas Hobbes: Biography, Beliefs & Quotes  Take Quiz
Lesson 5 - Jean-Jacques Rousseau Lesson Plan
Lesson 6 - Jean-Jacques Rousseau: Ideas, Impact & Works  Take Quiz
Lesson 7 - Jean-Jacques Rousseau: Philosophy and Legacy  Take Quiz
Lesson 8 - Louis XIV Lesson Plan
Lesson 9 - The Reign of Louis XIV in France: Accomplishments & Influence  Take Quiz
Lesson 10 - Age of Absolutism Lesson Plan
Lesson 11 - Royal Absolutism in France: Monarchical Power & Louis XIV  Take Quiz
Lesson 12 - John Locke Lesson Plan
Lesson 13 - Two Treatises Of Government by Locke: Summary & Explanation  Take Quiz
Lesson 14 - John Locke on Personal Identity  Take Quiz
Lesson 15 - Baron de Montesquieu Lesson Plan
Lesson 16 - Baron de Montesquieu: Biography, Theories & Philosophy  Take Quiz
Lesson 17 - Social Contract Lesson Plan
Lesson 18 - What is a Social Contract? - Definition & Examples  Take Quiz
Lesson 19 - Voltaire Lesson Plan
Lesson 20 - Voltaire: Philosophy & Works  Take Quiz
Lesson 21 - Hobbes vs. Locke Lesson Plan
Lesson 22 - Thomas Hobbes & John Locke: Political Theories & Competing Views  Take Quiz
Lesson 23 - State of Nature Lesson Plan
Lesson 24 - State of Nature: Definition, Philosophy & Examples  Take Quiz
Lesson 25 - Hobbes' Leviathan Lesson Plan
Lesson 26 - Thomas Hobbes' Leviathan: Summary, Quotes & Analysis  Take Quiz
Lesson 27 - Existentialism Lesson Plan
Lesson 28 - Existentialism: Definition, History, Characteristics & Examples  Take Quiz
Lesson 29 - Candide Lesson Plan
Lesson 30 - Voltaire's Candide: Summary & Analysis  Take Quiz
Lesson 31 - Candide Comprehension Questions
Lesson 32 - William Blake Lesson Plan
Lesson 33 - William Blake: Poems, Quotes and Biography  Take Quiz
Lesson 34 - Enlightened Absolutism Lesson Plan
Lesson 35 - Enlightened Despots in France, Austria & Prussia: Reforms & Goals  Take Quiz
Lesson 36 - Catherine the Great Lesson Plan
Lesson 37 - Catherine the Great: Biography, Quotes & Facts  Take Quiz
Lesson 38 - The Enlightenment Activities
Lesson 39 - Enlightenment vs. Great Awakening Lesson Plan
Lesson 40 - English Bill of Rights Activities
Lesson 41 - Social Contract Lesson Plan for Elementary School
Lesson 42 - Social Contract Theory Lesson Plan
Lesson 43 - The Lamb by William Blake Lesson Plan
Lesson 44 - The Enlightenment & World Revolutions Activities for High School
Lesson 45 - Enlightenment Lesson Plan
Lesson 46 - Enlightenment Thinkers Lesson Plan
Lesson 47 - Thomas Hobbes Discussion Questions
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Lesson 1 - Oliver Cromwell Lesson Plan
Lesson 2 - Oliver Cromwell, Hero or Villain? - Facts & Timeline  Take Quiz
Lesson 3 - The English Civil War and the Rise of Cromwell's Theocracy  Take Quiz
Lesson 4 - The Glorious Revolution of 1688: Events and Significance  Take Quiz
Lesson 5 - Glorious Revolution Lesson Plan for Elementary School
Lesson 6 - Haitian Revolution Summary & Timeline  Take Quiz
Lesson 7 - The English Bill of Rights Lesson Plan
Lesson 8 - What Is the English Bill Of Rights? - Definition, Summary & History  Take Quiz
Lesson 9 - Anatomy of a Revolution Lesson Plan
Lesson 10 - Anatomy of a Revolution Book Summary  Take Quiz
Lesson 11 - Meiji Restoration Lesson Plan
Lesson 12 - Meiji Restoration: Definition & Timeline  Take Quiz
Lesson 13 - Meiji Restoration: Causes & Effects  Take Quiz
Lesson 14 - The Iranian Revolution Lesson Plan
Lesson 15 - Iranian Revolution of 1979: Definition, Causes & Facts  Take Quiz
Lesson 16 - Seven Years' War Lesson Plan
Lesson 17 - Seven Years' War: Summary, Causes & Effects  Take Quiz
Lesson 18 - English Civil War Lesson Plan
Lesson 19 - The English Civil War: Failure of the Monarchy & Rise of Theocracy  Take Quiz
Lesson 20 - English Civil War Lesson Plan for Elementary School
Lesson 21 - The English Restoration Lesson Plan
Lesson 22 - The Restoration of a Limited Monarchy in England: Definition & History  Take Quiz
Lesson 23 - Prussia Lesson Plan
Lesson 24 - The Creation of Prussia: History & Timeline  Take Quiz
Lesson 25 - Revolution Essay Topics
Lesson 26 - Unification of Italy Lesson Plan
Lesson 27 - Glorious Revolution Lesson Plan
Lesson 28 - Haitian Revolution Lesson Plan
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Lesson 1 - The French Revolution: Timeline & Major Events  Take Quiz
Lesson 2 - French Revolution Essay Questions & Topics
Lesson 3 - Guillotine Lesson Plan
Lesson 4 - Execution by Guillotine: Definition & Invention  Take Quiz
Lesson 5 - The Reign of Terror in the French Revolution: Definition, Summary & Timeline  Take Quiz
Lesson 6 - Maximilien Robespierre Lesson Plan
Lesson 7 - Maximilien Robespierre: Biography, Facts & Death  Take Quiz
Lesson 8 - Maximilien Robespierre: Quotes & Speeches  Take Quiz
Lesson 9 - French Revolution Project Ideas
Lesson 10 - Marie Antoinette Lesson Plan
Lesson 11 - Marie Antoinette: History, Life & Fate  Take Quiz
Lesson 12 - Bastille Day Lesson Plan
Lesson 13 - Bastille Day Lesson for Kids: Facts, History & Traditions  Take Quiz
Lesson 14 - Napoleon Lesson Plan
Lesson 15 - The Rise & Fall of Napoleon Bonaparte  Take Quiz
Lesson 16 - Napoleonic Code Lesson Plan
Lesson 17 - Napoleonic Code: The Civil Code of 1804  Take Quiz
Lesson 18 - Fall of Napoleon Lesson Plan
Lesson 19 - The Fall of Napoleon & the Congress of Vienna: Definition & Results  Take Quiz
Lesson 20 - Causes of the French Revolution Lesson Plan
Lesson 21 - The Causes of the French Revolution: Economic & Social Conditions  Take Quiz
Lesson 22 - Barbary Pirates Lesson Plan
Lesson 23 - Barbary Pirates, Napoleonic Wars and Embargo of 1807  Take Quiz
Lesson 24 - National Convention Lesson Plan
Lesson 25 - Political Factions in the French National Convention  Take Quiz
Lesson 26 - Comparing French & American Revolutions Lesson Plan
Lesson 27 - French Revolution Lesson Plan for Elementary School
Lesson 28 - French Revolution Lesson Plan
Lesson 29 - Reign of Terror Lesson Plan
Lesson 30 - Napoleon Bonaparte Project Ideas
Lesson 31 - French Revolution Discussion Questions
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Lesson 1 - European Imperialism: Characteristics, Motives & Effects  Take Quiz
Lesson 2 - American Imperialism Around the Globe  Take Quiz
Lesson 3 - British Imperialism in India Lesson Plan
Lesson 4 - British Rule & Nationalism in India  Take Quiz
Lesson 5 - Congress of Vienna: Members, Objectives & Results  Take Quiz
Lesson 6 - Boxer Rebellion Lesson Plan
Lesson 7 - Boxer Rebellion in China: Definition, Summary & History  Take Quiz
Lesson 8 - Berlin Conference Lesson Plan
Lesson 9 - The Colonization of Africa & the Berlin Conference: Definition & Purpose  Take Quiz
Lesson 10 - Guns, Germs, and Steel Discussion Questions
Lesson 11 - German Unification Lesson Plan
Lesson 12 - The Unification of Germany: Summary, Timeline & Events  Take Quiz
Lesson 13 - Middle East Lesson Plan
Lesson 14 - The Middle East: Nationalism, Modernization & Conflict (1836-2014)  Take Quiz
Lesson 15 - Irish Famine Lesson Plan
Lesson 16 - Irish Famine: Contributing Factors & Effects  Take Quiz
Lesson 17 - Marcus Garvey Lesson Plan
Lesson 18 - Marcus Garvey: Biography, Speeches & Books  Take Quiz
Lesson 19 - Crimean War Lesson Plan
Lesson 20 - The Crimean War: Summary, Causes & Effects  Take Quiz
Lesson 21 - Otto von Bismarck Lesson Plan
Lesson 22 - Otto von Bismarck: Accomplishments & Facts  Take Quiz
Lesson 23 - Otto von Bismarck: Quotes & Biography  Take Quiz
Lesson 24 - Japanese Imperialism Lesson Plan
Lesson 25 - Japanese Imperialism: Territorial Acquisitions & Wars  Take Quiz
Lesson 26 - Antidisestablishmentarianism: Definition & Politics  Take Quiz
Lesson 27 - Imperialism in China Lesson Plan
Lesson 28 - European Imperialism in China: Trades, Battles & Treaties  Take Quiz
Lesson 29 - Florence Nightingale Activities
Lesson 30 - Florence Nightingale Activities for Kids
Lesson 31 - Imperialism Activities & Games
Lesson 32 - Eugenics Lesson Plan
Lesson 33 - Eugenics: Definition & Explanation  Take Quiz
Lesson 34 - Imperialism in Africa Essay Prompts
Lesson 35 - First Nations Lesson Plan
Lesson 36 - Who are the First Nations? - People & Tribes  Take Quiz
Lesson 37 - European Nationalism Lesson Plan
Lesson 38 - Belgian Congo Lesson Plan
Lesson 39 - American Imperialism in Latin America & the Caribbean Lesson Plan
Lesson 40 - Congress of Vienna Lesson Plan
Lesson 41 - Imperialism Lesson Plan
Lesson 42 - Imperialism Simulation Lesson Plan
Lesson 43 - Imperialism Game Lesson Plan
Lesson 44 - Imperialism Unit Plan
Lesson 45 - Walt Rostow's Stages of Growth in Economies  Take Quiz
Lesson 46 - The Effects of Restructuring & Deindustrialization  Take Quiz
Lesson 47 - Ecotourism: Definition & Benefits  Take Quiz
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