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Ch 16: AP European History - 1871 to 1914: Homeschool Curriculum

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The European history from 1871-1914 unit of this AP European History Homeschool Curriculum course is designed to help homeschooled students learn about the Second Industrial Revolution and other events from this period. Parents can use the short videos to introduce topics, break up lessons and keep students engaged.

Who's it for?

This unit of our AP European History Homeschool course will benefit any student who is trying to learn about European history from 1871-1914. There is no faster or easier way to learn about the Second Industrial Revolution and other events from this period. Among those who would benefit are:

  • Students who require an efficient, self-paced course of study to learn about the cultural, philosophical and scientific developments that took place during the Second Industrial Revolution.
  • Homeschool parents looking to spend less time preparing lessons and more time teaching.
  • Homeschool parents who need a history curriculum that appeals to multiple learning types (visual or auditory).
  • Gifted students and students with learning differences.

How it works:

  • Students watch a short, fun video lesson that covers a specific unit topic.
  • Students and parents can refer to the video transcripts to reinforce learning.
  • Short quizzes and a European history from 1871-1914 unit exam confirm understanding or identify any topics that require review.

European History from 1871-1914 Unit Objectives:

  • Explore the philosophical theories of Friedrich Nietzsche.
  • Discuss Sigmund Freud's ideas about human development, motivation and personality.
  • Summarize Charles Darwin's theory of evolution.
  • Understand 19th century Judaism, including the rise of anti-Semitism and Zionism.
  • Explore the romantic art and literature of the 19th century.
  • Discuss early feminist activities in America and Europe.

15 Lessons in Chapter 16: AP European History - 1871 to 1914: Homeschool Curriculum
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Introduction to Romantic Prose: Overview of Authors and Works

1. Introduction to Romantic Prose: Overview of Authors and Works

Romantic prose exists in novels, short stories and essays written during the Romantic period, specifically in England. The Romantic period lasted from about 1800 to 1840.

Introduction to Romantic Poetry: Overview of Authors and Works

2. Introduction to Romantic Poetry: Overview of Authors and Works

Like the French Revolution that helped inspire it, the Romantic poetry movement signaled massive, controversial changes with ramifications that are still being felt today. Watch this video lesson for an introduction to Romantic poetry, including descriptions of the major authors and significant works.

The Second Industrial Revolution: Timeline & Inventions

3. The Second Industrial Revolution: Timeline & Inventions

The Second Industrial Revolution was another great leap forward in technology and society. New innovations in steel production, petroleum and electricity led to the introduction of public automobiles and airplanes. In this lesson, learn about the key inventions that spurred this revolution.

Friedrich Nietzsche: Biography, Theories & Philosophy

4. Friedrich Nietzsche: Biography, Theories & Philosophy

In this lesson, we explore the life and theories of the German philosopher who is considered the founder of the modern nihilist movement, Friedrich Nietzsche.

Freud's Psychoanalytic Theory on Instincts, Motivation, Personality & Development

5. Freud's Psychoanalytic Theory on Instincts, Motivation, Personality & Development

Learn how Sigmund Freud's theories helped shape our modern understanding of human motivation and personality development. Review key terms and take a quiz at the end of the lesson to test your knowledge.

Advances in Medicine During the 19th Century: Theories & Achievements

6. Advances in Medicine During the 19th Century: Theories & Achievements

In this lesson, we explore several of the important advances made in medicine during the 19th century, both in general medical knowledge and inventions that improved medicinal technique.

Charles Darwin: Voyages, Theories & Works

7. Charles Darwin: Voyages, Theories & Works

In this lesson we explore the life and voyages of the 19th-century British naturalist Charles Darwin and his formulation of the theory of natural selection.

Social Class During the Second Industrial Revolution: Overview & Structure

8. Social Class During the Second Industrial Revolution: Overview & Structure

In this lesson, we explore the second half of the Industrial Revolution and the momentous changes industrial life had on late 19th and early 20th-century society, from where people lived to how they measured time.

Judaism, Antisemitism, and Zionism: Attitudes, Growth & Movements

9. Judaism, Antisemitism, and Zionism: Attitudes, Growth & Movements

In this lesson, we explore the history of Judaism and antisemitism in Europe, specifically in the 19th century. We further delve into the Zionist movement that grew in response to European antisemitism.

Feminism in the 19th Century: Women's Rights, Roles, and Limits

10. Feminism in the 19th Century: Women's Rights, Roles, and Limits

In this lesson, we explore the early women's rights movement and their rejection of traditional gender roles in the 19th and early 20th centuries in the United States and Great Britain.

Social Science is Born: History, Anthropology, Sociology and Archaeology

11. Social Science is Born: History, Anthropology, Sociology and Archaeology

In this lesson, we will explore the birth, growth, and early trends of some of the social sciences, including history, archaeology, anthropology, and sociology, during the 19th century.

19th Century Arts: Romanticism, Music, and Art

12. 19th Century Arts: Romanticism, Music, and Art

In this lesson, we explore the arts and popular culture of the 19th century, from the Romanticist trends in Western literature to the growing concert halls and changes in the art world.

Introduction to Victorian Literature: Overview of Themes, Style, and Authors

13. Introduction to Victorian Literature: Overview of Themes, Style, and Authors

Victorian literature is literature written in England during the reign of Queen Victoria, or roughly from 1837 -1901. It is largely characterized by the struggle of working people and the triumph of right over wrong.

The Impressionists and Expressionists of Post-Realist Art

14. The Impressionists and Expressionists of Post-Realist Art

In this lesson, we explore the two main artistic movements of the late 19th and early 20th centuries: Impressionism and Expressionism. Both significantly broke with artistic norms of previous generations.

European Imperialism: Characteristics, Motives & Effects

15. European Imperialism: Characteristics, Motives & Effects

This lesson will explore European imperialism in the 19th and 20th centuries. In doing this it will define New Imperialism and explain how economic growth, national rivalries, and moral superiority motivated it.

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