About This Chapter
Who's it for?
This unit of our AP European History Homeschool course will benefit any student who is trying to learn about 18th-century powers. There is no faster or easier way to learn about the 18th-century balance of power in Europe. Among those who would benefit are:
- Students who require an efficient, self-paced course of study to learn about European alliances, czarist Russia and the Seven Years' War.
- 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 an 18th-century powers unit exam confirm understanding or identify any topics that require review.
18th Century Powers Unit Objectives:
- Study the reigns of Peter the Great, Michael Romanov and other Russian czars.
- Discuss Austria and Prussia as major European powers.
- Explore the history of the Seven Years War, including its consequences.
- Discuss Great Britain as a major European power.
- Learn about the reigns of Louis XIV, XV and XVI in France.
- Examine the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth.
1. European Powers in the 18th Century: Alliances, Wars & the Balance of Power
This lesson will provide an overview of the major alliances and wars of 18th century Europe. We will meet the major players, explore their conflicts, and examine the delicate balance of power that was always in danger of falling apart.
2. Russian Czars During the Reformation: Michael Romanov and Peter the Great
In this lesson, we explore the rule of two Russian czars during the Reformation period, Michael Romanov and Peter the Great, both of whom spent their childhoods in exile before ruling Europe's largest country.
3. 18th Century Powers: Prussia and Austria
In this lesson, we will examine Prussia and Austria in the 18th century. We will study their development, learn about the conflicts between them and see how their monarchs tried to reform their governments and societies.
4. 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.
5. 18th Century Powers: Great Britain
In this lesson, we will study Great Britain in the 18th century. We will explore the monarchs of the era, the country's major political and economic developments, and Britain's participation in the century's wars.
6. 18th Century Powers: France and Louis XIV, XV, and XVI
In this lesson, we will study the triumphs and trials of France in the 18th century. We will especially focus on the reigns of Louis XIV, Louis XV, and Louis XVI.
7. 18th Century Powers: Poland & the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth
In this lesson, we will study Poland in the 18th century. We will take a close look at the inner workings of the country, the external influences that affected it, and the partitions that finally wiped Poland off the map.
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