Ch 3: 18th Century Empire & Expansion Lesson Plans

About This Chapter

The 18th Century Empire and Expansion chapter of this course is designed to help you plan and teach about the economic, cultural, and military activities of Western European nations from 1700-1799 in your classroom. The video lessons, quizzes and transcripts can easily be adapted to provide your lesson plans with engaging and dynamic educational content. Make planning your course easier by using our syllabus as a guide.

Weekly Syllabus

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

Chapter Practice Exam
Test your knowledge of this chapter with a 30 question practice chapter exam.
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Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
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