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Ch 13: 19th Century Revolutionary Movements: AP European History Lesson Plans

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The 19th Century Revolutionary Movements chapter of this course is designed to help you plan and teach about European revolutions and political ideologies 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 19th Century Revolutionary Movements 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.

DayTopicsKey Terms and Concepts Covered
MondayEurope after Napoleon Congress of Vienna and political ideologies, including conservatism, liberalism, nationalism and socialism
TuesdayPolitical restoration and reformPolitical agreements and restoration of boundaries to conquered nations; economic and political reforms in Great Britain
WednesdayCentral European and French Revolutions of 1848 Causes, consequences and timeline of revolutions in Central Europe and France
ThursdayEuropean revolutionary and reform movements Common characteristics of economic and political movements in Greece, Italy, Portugal, Spain and Russia
Friday European colonialism and the Crimean War Overview of 19th century Europe, including its most violent conflict, and colonialist activities in Africa

12 Lessons in Chapter 13: 19th Century Revolutionary Movements: AP European History Lesson Plans
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Europe After Napoleon: Restoration & the Balance of Power

1. Europe After Napoleon: Restoration & the Balance of Power

In this lesson, we explore the end of Napoleon and the French Empire's control of Europe. We'll also look at the resulting settlement the European powers hoped would create a sustainable peace.

Competing Ideologies During the Restoration: Conservatism & Nationalism

2. Competing Ideologies During the Restoration: Conservatism & Nationalism

In this lesson, we explore the competing political ideologies of conservatism and nationalism during the 19th century and discuss a few events that exemplified this clash.

Competing Ideologies During the Restoration: Liberalism & Socialism

3. Competing Ideologies During the Restoration: Liberalism & Socialism

In this lesson, we explore the competing political and economic ideologies that motivated many reform movements in 19th-century Europe: liberalism and socialism.

Political Restoration and Reform in Europe

4. Political Restoration and Reform in Europe

In this lesson, we explore the major changes that were made to the boundaries and political apparatuses in European states after the fall of Napoleon, most notably in the German lands and in the Low Countries.

Central European Revolutions of 1848: History, Causes & Effects

5. Central European Revolutions of 1848: History, Causes & Effects

This lesson explores the Central European revolutions of 1848. In doing so, it will highlight the nationalist movements across Germany, Austria, and Italy. It will also signify the revolution in France as the catalyst for this historic year.

Revolutionary Movements of Portugal and Spain: Political & Economic Developments

6. Revolutionary Movements of Portugal and Spain: Political & Economic Developments

In this lesson we explore the revolutionary movements in both Spain and Portugal in the 19th century and the long struggle between liberal revolutionaries and the traditional monarchies.

Revolutionary Movements of Italy and Greece: Movements, Unification & Modernization

7. Revolutionary Movements of Italy and Greece: Movements, Unification & Modernization

In this lesson, we examine the revolutionary and nationalist movements in Italy and Greece. We'll also look at the obstacles both states had to overcome to become internationally recognized nations.

Revolutionary Movements of Russia: Political, Economic & Social Reform

8. Revolutionary Movements of Russia: Political, Economic & Social Reform

In this lesson, we'll explore the tumultuous domestic history of 19th-century Russia, where czars opposed radical nationalists and periods of liberal reform alternated with periods of violent political suppression.

Political & Economic Reform in 19th-century Britain

9. Political & Economic Reform in 19th-century Britain

In this lesson, we explore the political, social, and economic reform that was enacted in Great Britain during the 19th century in response to the overwhelming pressures placed on British society by the Industrial Revolution.

The French Revolution of 1848: History, Causes & Events

10. The French Revolution of 1848: History, Causes & Events

This lesson will explore the French Revolution of 1848 that led to the eventual rise of Napoleon Bonaparte III. It will highlight the revolution of the bourgeoisie while also explaining the conflict of the middle classes known as June Days.

Colonialism Across Europe

11. Colonialism Across Europe

In the late 1400s, European explorers learned how to cross the Atlantic Ocean. This lesson explores the impact of the colonization of the Americas by Europeans and the reasons they emigrated.

The Crimean War: Summary, Causes & Effects

12. The Crimean War: Summary, Causes & Effects

In this lesson, we explore the Crimean War of 1854-1856 between Russia and the Ottoman Empire, France, and Great Britain. It is often considered one of the more bungled military campaigns in recent Western history.

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