Ch 7: Political Developments Lesson Plans

About This Chapter

The Political Developments chapter of this course is designed to help you plan and teach about political ideologies and revolutions of the 1800s 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 Political Developments 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
MondayPolitical Ideologies of the 1800sOverview of totalitarianism, liberalism, radicalism, republicanism and socialism; early socialist leaders, including Charles Fourier, Robert Owen and Saint-Simon
TuesdayPolitical Upheaval in Europe and Russia from 1815-1832Events and government responses to European and Russian revolutions and revolts
WednesdayLatin American Independence MovementsExamples and outcomes of independence movements in Central and South America
ThursdayCentral European Revolutions and the French Revolution of 1848Causes and timeline of nationalist revolts in Central Europe, with an emphasis on Austria; background and timeline of the French social revolution of 1848, including June Days and establishment of the Second French Empire under Napoleon III
FridayThe Communist Manifesto by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels Political impact of The Communist Manifesto, published in 1848

8 Lessons in Chapter 7: Political Developments Lesson Plans
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Liberalism, Radicalism, and Republicanism in the 1800s

1. Liberalism, Radicalism, and Republicanism in the 1800s

This lesson will define and explain the political ideologies of the 19th century, specifically radicalism, republicanism, and liberalism. In doing so, it will highlight their beliefs in the right to vote, freedom from religion, separation of church from state, and laissez-faire economics.

Socialism: Definition & Leaders

2. Socialism: Definition & Leaders

This lesson defines and explains the 19th century political ideology socialism. In doing this, it will highlight the roles of the Industrial Revolution and the socialist experiments of Robert Owen and Charles Fourier.

European Revolutions and Revolts from 1815-1832

3. European Revolutions and Revolts from 1815-1832

This lesson will explain the European revolutions occurring in the first half of the 19th century. It will discuss the common classes' response to the Congress of Vienna, the Concert of Europe, and the old aristocracies' grasping for power.

Independence Movements in Latin America: Examples & Impact

4. Independence Movements in Latin America: Examples & Impact

This lesson will explore the 19th century Latin American revolutions. In doing so, it will highlight the roles L'Ouverture, Hidalgo, and Bolivar played in bringing freedom to Haiti, Mexico, and South America.

The French Revolution of 1848: History, Causes & Events

5. 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.

Central European Revolutions of 1848: History, Causes & Effects

6. 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.

Karl Marx & Friedrich Engels: The Communist Manifesto

7. Karl Marx & Friedrich Engels: The Communist Manifesto

This lesson will explore the 19th century roots of Marxism and communism. In doing this, it will explain the role the Industrial Revolution played in forming the famous work of Marx and Engels, known as the Communist Manifesto.

Totalitarianism: Definition, Characteristics & Examples

8. Totalitarianism: Definition, Characteristics & Examples

Totalitarianism is a form of government control that swept across Europe in the early 20th century. It eventually spread to other parts of the globe but is generally characterized by the major personalities that helped to define totalitarianism. Leaders like Hitler, Stalin, and Mussolini became synonymous with the control they held over their nations and people.

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