About This Chapter
Below is a sample breakdown of the 18th Century Empire and Expansion chapter into a 5-day school week. Based on the pace of your course, you may need to adapt the lesson plan to fit your needs.
|Day||Topics||Key Terms and Concepts Covered|
|Monday||18th century Western European economics||Economic conditions and trends of the day|
|Tuesday||18th century society and culture||How economics affected society, elite and popular culture|
|Wednesday||The Peace of Utrecht||The War of Spanish Succession, the balance of power among Western European nations|
|Thursday||The War of Austrian Succession||The effects of the war on the British colonies in America|
|Friday||The Seven Years' War||The French and Indian War, Britain's rise to power|
1. World Economies in the 1700s: Trends, Factors & Characteristics
In this lesson, we explore the economic trends of 18th-century Europe and the demographic and ideological factors which made the Industrial Revolution possible.
2. Society & Culture of the 18th Century
In this lesson, we explore 18th-century European society and how it changed due to factors such as freer markets and population growth. We'll also learn about the popular culture enjoyed by those with enough leisure time to indulge in it.
3. The Peace of Utrecht: Definition & Impact
In this lesson, we explore the Peace of Utrecht that ended the War of the Spanish Succession and the widespread ramifications it had for the emerging and declining powers of Western Europe.
4. The War of Austrian Succession: Summary and Effects on the World
In this lesson, we explore the War of the Austrian Succession and the ramifications it had on Western Europe and the pretexts for the later conflict it created.
5. The Seven Years' War: History & Impact
In this lesson we explore the Seven Years' War, a global conflict that was fought in central Europe and in North America, which had important financial and territorial ramifications for its participants.
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