Ch 11: Modern World History - Patterns of Interaction Chapter 10: An Age of Democracy and Progress (1815-1914)

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The An Age of Democracy and Progress chapter of this McDougal Littell Modern World History - Patterns of Interaction Textbook Companion course helps students learn the essential world history lessons of European and American progress in 1815-1914. Each of these simple and fun video lessons is about five minutes long and is sequenced to align with the An Age of Democracy and Progress textbook chapter.

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Students will learn:

  • British reform movement in the 1800s
  • Political changes in France, England and Germany
  • Early feminist leaders and women's suffrage
  • European antisemitism and the Zionist movement
  • Self-rule in British colonies
  • U.S. westward expansion and the Oregon Trail
  • Northern and Southern strengths in the American Civil War
  • Final events of the Civil War
  • Costs and consequences of the Civil War
  • Inventions of the Second Industrial Revolution
  • 19th-century medical advancements
  • Life and theories of Charles Darwin
  • Sigmund Freud's psychoanalytic theory

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13 Lessons in Chapter 11: Modern World History - Patterns of Interaction Chapter 10: An Age of Democracy and Progress (1815-1914)
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The British Reform Movement: Social, Political & Economic Reforms

1. The British Reform Movement: Social, Political & Economic Reforms

The first Industrial Revolution led to fundamental changes in all aspects of society, from work patterns to living conditions. In this lesson, we will discuss the reform movements aimed at solving the problems of inequality, parliamentary reform, and unhealthy urban areas.

Politics of the Third French Republic, Victorian England & the Second Reich

2. 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.

Women's Suffrage & Early Feminism: Movement, 19th Amendment & Leaders

3. Women's Suffrage & Early Feminism: Movement, 19th Amendment & Leaders

The women's suffrage movement became one of the most prominent areas of reform during the Progressive movement. Learn about the work of early feminists, changing roles of women and notable women suffrage leaders who pushed for women's right to vote.

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

4. 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.

Britain Allows Colonies to Self-Rule (1857-1922)

5. Britain Allows Colonies to Self-Rule (1857-1922)

After the British lost the American colonies forever in the revolution, they worked to avoid the same mistake by giving their remaining colonies greater freedom. However, it didn't always work out that way - especially closer to home.

The Oregon Trail: Westward Migration to the Pacific Ocean

6. The Oregon Trail: Westward Migration to the Pacific Ocean

Throughout the first half of the 19th century, the United States expanded its borders all the way to the Pacific Ocean, fulfilling its manifest destiny. Find out about the reasons people wanted this land, the path that took them there and the politicians who supported it all.

Civil War Begins: Northern and Southern Advantages Compared

7. Civil War Begins: Northern and Southern Advantages Compared

At the outbreak of the American Civil War, both the North and South believed the conflict would be over quickly. But advantages for both the Confederacy and the Union meant a prolonged war between the states. In this lesson, discover some of the advantages that the North and South had.

The End of the Civil War: Summary & Timeline

8. The End of the Civil War: Summary & Timeline

Contrary to popular belief, the Civil War did not end when Confederate General Robert E. Lee surrendered at Appomattox Court House. It actually continued for over two months. In this lesson, we will examine the final days of the Civil War.

The Costs of the Civil War: Human, Economic & Cultural

9. The Costs of the Civil War: Human, Economic & Cultural

This lesson will explore the costs of the Civil War. We will examine the economic costs of the four-year conflict; its cultural costs, especially in the South; and its human costs, particularly casualties and veterans' post-war experiences.

The Second Industrial Revolution: Timeline & Inventions

10. 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.

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

11. 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

12. 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.

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

13. 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.

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