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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.
|Day||Topics||Key Terms and Concepts Covered|
|Monday||Political Ideologies of the 1800s||Overview of totalitarianism, liberalism, radicalism, republicanism and socialism; early socialist leaders, including Charles Fourier, Robert Owen and Saint-Simon|
|Tuesday||Political Upheaval in Europe and Russia from 1815-1832||Events and government responses to European and Russian revolutions and revolts|
|Wednesday||Latin American Independence Movements||Examples and outcomes of independence movements in Central and South America|
|Thursday||Central European Revolutions and the French Revolution of 1848||Causes 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|
|Friday||The Communist Manifesto by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels||Political impact of The Communist Manifesto, published in 1848|
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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