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Ch 4: Political Revolutions Lesson Plans

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Use the lesson plans you can find in this chapter to prepare for teaching your students about political revolutions in the 18th and 19th centuries. Each lesson covers a different topic essential to understanding these revolutions and their historical significance.

Political Revolutions Lesson Plans - Chapter Summary

If you are preparing to teach your students about political revolutions in the 18th and 19th centuries, you'll have a much easier time if you use the lesson plans you can find in this chapter. The lesson plans included here will go over all of the major topics your students will need to know. Go through this chapter to get lesson plans on the:

  • Glorious Revolution
  • French Revolution
  • Reign of Terror
  • Haitian Revolution
  • Life of Simon Bolivar

Each topic is also discussed in an interactive online lesson that you can use to ensure that your students come away with all information pertinent to the subject.

How It Helps

  • Background information: Teaches your students about the background context needed to understand these historical events
  • Historical timelines: Places these events in a clear and comprehensive historical timeline
  • Lasting significance: Helps your students learn about the historical significance of these revolutions

How It Works

This helpful resource offers teachers lesson plan outlines with relevant tools to make planning lessons on these political revolutions easy.

  • Find lesson plans for specific political revolutions topics you want to cover in class.
  • Formulate your history class outline using the suggested classroom tools offered in the lesson plans.
  • Share the related political revolutions lessons for each lesson plan with students in class to make learning fun and engaging.
  • Use related lesson quizzes to ensure your students understand the most important historical concepts from the lessons.
  • Engage your students with relevant political revolution-related activities, discussion questions or other materials found in the lesson plan outline.

26 Lessons in Chapter 4: Political Revolutions Lesson Plans
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Oliver Cromwell Lesson Plan

1. Oliver Cromwell Lesson Plan

This lesson plan will cover a text and a video lesson on Oliver Cromwell with various discussion topics, questions, vocabulary words, quizzes, and an activity that will help students understand this man's importance.

Oliver Cromwell, Hero or Villain? - Facts & Timeline

2. Oliver Cromwell, Hero or Villain? - Facts & Timeline

Meet one of the most controversial figures in British history, Oliver Cromwell. Discover how Oliver Cromwell went from being an ordinary boy to the ruler of England, one of the most powerful nations in the world.

The English Civil War and the Rise of Cromwell's Theocracy

3. The English Civil War and the Rise of Cromwell's Theocracy

This lesson will describe the events that led to the rise of Oliver Cromwell's theocracy. It will highlight the English Civil War, the execution of King Charles and the oppressive rule of Cromwell.

The Glorious Revolution of 1688: Events and Significance

4. The Glorious Revolution of 1688: Events and Significance

In this lesson, we will examine the causes, events, and effects of England's Glorious Revolution of 1688, in which King James II was overthrown by William of Orange and his allies in the English Parliament.

Glorious Revolution Lesson Plan for Elementary School

5. Glorious Revolution Lesson Plan for Elementary School

With this lesson plan, your students will learn about the motivations and causes of the Glorious Revolution. They will then craft their own letters to William of Orange to explain why a new king is needed.

Haitian Revolution Summary & Timeline

6. Haitian Revolution Summary & Timeline

This lesson will detail the motivations for the Haitian Revolution and the most important events of that conflict. We will discuss the basic timeline of events and the significant figures involved.

The English Bill of Rights Lesson Plan

7. The English Bill of Rights Lesson Plan

What is the English Bill of Rights, and how does it compare to the laws in the United States? Students will learn these and other facts about the document, then apply knowledge with an activity.

What Is the English Bill Of Rights? - Definition, Summary & History

8. What Is the English Bill Of Rights? - Definition, Summary & History

In this lesson, we will learn about the English Bill of Rights. We will take a closer look at why the document was created, what the document represents and the influence it has had on the U.S. Constitution.

Meiji Restoration Lesson Plan

9. Meiji Restoration Lesson Plan

If you are discussing the industrialization and modernization of Japan, this lesson plan explores these topics further by introducing the Meiji Restoration. Students will read two lessons, participate in discussion questions, play a Jeopardy-like game and take two quizzes.

Meiji Restoration: Definition & Timeline

10. Meiji Restoration: Definition & Timeline

Japan as we know it today can largely trace its origins to a specific era in its history. In this lesson, we'll talk about the Meiji Restoration and see how it changed Japan.

Meiji Restoration: Causes & Effects

11. Meiji Restoration: Causes & Effects

The Meiji Restoration transformed Japan into something new: a modern nation-state. We'll look closely at the causes, the major accomplishments, and the effects of the Meiji Restoration.

The Iranian Revolution Lesson Plan

12. The Iranian Revolution Lesson Plan

This lesson plan will aid in helping students to better understand the Iranian Revolution with a quiz, key terms, discussion topics and questions, an activity and extension.

Iranian Revolution of 1979: Definition, Causes & Facts

13. Iranian Revolution of 1979: Definition, Causes & Facts

The Iranian Revolution of 1979 was unexpected, to say the least. In this lesson, we're going to see how a protest of clerics and students turned into a rapid revolution, and explore the impacts this had on the world.

Seven Years' War Lesson Plan

14. Seven Years' War Lesson Plan

This lesson plan will provide your class with important discussion topics, questions, an activity, and quiz to help them learn more about the Seven Years' War.

Seven Years' War: Summary, Causes & Effects

15. Seven Years' War: Summary, Causes & Effects

Many historians argue that without the Seven Years' War, the Revolution would not have taken place. Develop an understanding of the Seven Years' War, specifically the impact of the conflict on the American Colonies and their desire to break from England.

English Civil War Lesson Plan

16. English Civil War Lesson Plan

Civil wars occur due to disagreements between two or more groups in a country; the English Civil war was no different. Help your students learn about the English Civil War with the help of this lesson plan which includes a reading assignment, discussion questions, a research activity, and a quiz.

The English Civil War: Failure of the Monarchy & Rise of Theocracy

17. The English Civil War: Failure of the Monarchy & Rise of Theocracy

In this lesson, we explore the factors that led to the breakdown of royal authority in England, the civil war, and subsequent trying and beheading of King Charles I, followed by a decade-long period of rule without a true king.

English Civil War Lesson Plan for Elementary School

18. English Civil War Lesson Plan for Elementary School

Upon completion of this lesson, your students will be able to describe the English Civil War and major events of the era. They will synthesize this information using a creative writing activity.

The English Restoration Lesson Plan

19. The English Restoration Lesson Plan

What occurred during the English Restoration and how did it change things for the monarchy? This lesson plan uses a video lesson to outline key facts about this historical period, and a fun game tests understanding.

The Restoration of a Limited Monarchy in England: Definition & History

20. The Restoration of a Limited Monarchy in England: Definition & History

In this lesson we explore the English Restoration of the monarchy in 1660. Over a decade after Parliament beheaded King Charles I, it restored his son, Charles II, to the English throne, albeit under a new, limited constitutional monarchy.

Prussia Lesson Plan

21. Prussia Lesson Plan

This lesson plan explores the formation and history of the Prussian empire. Students will watch a video, participate in discussion questions, complete an activity, and take a quiz.

The Creation of Prussia: History & Timeline

22. The Creation of Prussia: History & Timeline

In this lesson, we explore the creation and rise of the Prussian state during the 17th and early 18th centuries. The keen reforms of the Hohenzollern rulers built Prussia into a fearsome state; one that would later form the backbone of modern Germany.

Revolution Essay Topics

23. Revolution Essay Topics

Understanding the nature of revolution can be an exciting way to think about historical change. This lesson offers essay topics designed to help your students think about revolution as a general phenomenon.

Unification of Italy Lesson Plan

24. Unification of Italy Lesson Plan

Italy, as we know it, has not always existed. This lesson reviews the path to the unification of Italy and gives students an opportunity to use creativity to explore this historically significant event.

Glorious Revolution Lesson Plan

25. Glorious Revolution Lesson Plan

Using this lesson plan and materials from Study.com, you'll have all the tools you need to show your students just what made the Revolution of 1688 so glorious in the minds of Parliament.

Haitian Revolution Lesson Plan

26. Haitian Revolution Lesson Plan

The Haitian Revolution provides a valuable link between the European and American historical traditions. In this lesson plan, we'll make sure that your students can see how effects in both shaped the Revolution.

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