Crimean War Lesson Plan

Instructor: Sharon Linde

Sharon has a Masters of Science in Mathematics

Use this lesson plan to teach your students about the Crimean War. A video lesson guides students through concepts such as causes for the war and outcomes, and discussion questions and activities keep students involved and interested. Finish up with a quiz to test understanding.

Learning Objectives

After this lesson, students will be able to:

  • explain events leading to the Crimean War
  • describe actions of the Crimean War
  • discuss the impact of the Crimean War

Length

2 hours

Materials

  • Chart paper and marker, one for each small group
  • Access to technology
  • Copies of the lesson quiz, one for each student

Key Vocabulary

  • Crimean War
  • Ottoman Empire
  • Napoleon III
  • Treaty of Paris
  • Florence Nightingale

Curriculum Standards

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.9-10.1

Initiate and participate effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grades 9-10 topics, texts, and issues, building on others' ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively.

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RH.9-10.3

Analyze in detail a series of events described in a text; determine whether earlier events caused later ones or simply preceded them.

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RH.9-10.4

Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including vocabulary describing political, social, or economic aspects of history/social science.

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