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Below is a sample breakdown of the European Life and Trends (1850-1914) 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||Late 19th Century Advancements in Western Civilization: Examples||Improved standards of living, increased rates of life expectancy and productivity and changes in demographic trends, including European migratory patterns and urbanization|
|Tuesday||The Second Industrial Revolution: History and Inventions||Overview of the second period of industrial advancements around the globe, including the invention of electricity and internal combustion engine|
|Wednesday||Late 19th Century Economics: Changes and Effects||Relationship between changes in the international economy and the second industrial revolution, free trade and growth of large companies|
|Thursday||Late 19th Century Politics: Focus on England, France and Germany||Political situations and trends in Victorian England, the Third French Republic and Second Reich in Germany; overview of the different types of socialism and their popularity|
|Friday||Late 19th and Early 20th Century Science: Effect on the Humanities||Influence of advancements in physics and the theory of evolution on art, philosophy and religion, including trends related to agnosticism, fundamentalism and Zionism|
1. Advancements in Western Civilization at the End of the 19th Century: Examples & Impact
The end of the 19th century was a time when the workers of Europe had more money to spend and more time to engage in leisure activities. In this lesson, learn about changes in leisure activities, health, education, and women's rights.
2. 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.
3. The 19th Century World Economy: Major Changes & Their Impact
During the late 19th century, changes in industrial production, trade, and imperialism led to a world economy. In this lesson, learn about the important factors that contributed to this system.
4. Politics of the Third French Republic, Victorian England & the Second Reich
The middle of the 19th century witnessed several political changes on the European scene. Many of these dramatic shifts centered on the states of France, Germany, and England. In this lesson, learn about the shifting political powers and changing governments of Europe during this time.
5. Science, Art, Religion & Philosophy in the Mid to Late 1800s & Early 1900s
The end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century was a period of advances in scientific discovery, philosophy, religion, and artistic expression. In this lesson, learn about the influential ideas, individuals, and movements of the time.
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