Ch 21: Political, Technological & Intellectual Developments (1750-1914) Lesson Plans

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The Political, Technological and Intellectual Developments (1750-1914) chapter of this course is designed to help you plan and teach about European independence and nationalist movements 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, Technological and Intellectual Developments (1750-1914) 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.

DayTopicsKey Terms and Concepts Covered
Monday1848: European revolutions and publication of the Communist Manifesto Democratic revolts in the Austrian Empire, France, Germany and Italy, among other countries;
Political contributions of Karl Marx and the Communist Manifesto
TuesdayThe French Revolution and Napoleon Bonaparte In-depth look at the French Revolution, including the attack on the Bastille;
Military leadership of Napoleon Bonaparte, including his defeat at the Battle of Waterloo
WednesdayCentral America after the American and French RevolutionsOverview of Central American independence movements and their related events
ThursdayNationalism in Germany and ItalyEvents and leaders associated with the unification of Germany and unification of Italy
FridayThe Industrial Revolution and advancements for women Inventions of the European industrial revolution;
Increased opportunities for women in education, society and the workplace

16 Lessons in Chapter 21: Political, Technological & Intellectual Developments (1750-1914) Lesson Plans
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Revolutions of 1848 & the Spring of Nations: Major Revolutions, Causes & Collapse

1. Revolutions of 1848 & the Spring of Nations: Major Revolutions, Causes & Collapse

This lesson will examine the Revolutions of 1848 that swept across Europe. We will look at the causes of these revolutions and highlight the key themes and events surrounding the 'Spring of Nations.'

The French Revolution: Timeline & Major Events

2. The French Revolution: Timeline & Major Events

In this lesson, we will learn about the French Revolution. We will examine the causes of the French Revolution and highlight the key themes and events associated with it.

Napoleon Bonaparte and the Battle of Waterloo

3. Napoleon Bonaparte and the Battle of Waterloo

In this lesson, we will explore the return of Napoleon Bonaparte to France on March 1, 1815, his hundred-day reign, and his downfall at the Battle of Waterloo on June 18, 1815.

Independence for Central America: History, Timeline & Events

4. Independence for Central America: History, Timeline & Events

In this lesson, we will take a look at Central American independence from Spanish colonial rule. We will learn what led to these independence movements, and we will highlight key themes.

The Unification of Italy: Summary, Timeline & Leaders

5. The Unification of Italy: Summary, Timeline & Leaders

In this lesson, we explore the piecemeal unification of Italy which took place in the 19th century. Created in part by the brilliant statesmen Camillo Benso di Cavour, Italy as we know it did not fully take shape until 1870.

The Unification of Germany: Summary, Timeline & Events

6. The Unification of Germany: Summary, Timeline & Events

In this lesson, we explore the unification of Germany in the 1860s and 1870s, largely accomplished through the statecraft of the Chancellor of Prussia and later Germany, Otto von Bismarck.

The Industrial Revolution in Europe and the U.S.: Events & Innovations

7. The Industrial Revolution in Europe and the U.S.: Events & Innovations

This lesson examines the Industrial Revolution in Europe and the United States. We will highlight key developments and innovations and explore how the Industrial Revolution transformed society.

Karl Marx & Friedrich Engels: The Communist Manifesto

8. 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.

Advancement for Women: Education, Employment & Rights

9. Advancement for Women: Education, Employment & Rights

In this lesson, we will take a look at the advancement of women's rights during the 19th and early 20th centuries. We'll learn about the key events and themes surrounding the 'first wave' of the feminist movement and see how they impacted society.

Haitian Revolution Summary & Timeline

10. 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.

Causes of the Haitian Revolution

11. Causes of the Haitian Revolution

How much do you know about the Haitian Revolution? You may know that it involved a slave revolt, but there were other factors as well. Read on to learn about the causes of the Haitian Revolution.

Who Led the Haitian Revolution?

12. Who Led the Haitian Revolution?

You may know that the Haitian Revolution was one of the most successful slave rebellions in the history of the world, but what do you know about the revolution's leaders? This lesson discusses three important leaders of the Haitian Revolution.

Why Was the Haitian Revolution Unique?

13. Why Was the Haitian Revolution Unique?

In this lesson, we'll discuss the Haitian Revolution, which was was one of the most successful slave rebellions in the history of the world. In particular, we'll explore what makes this revolution exceptionally unique.

Effects & Impact of the Haitian Revolution

14. Effects & Impact of the Haitian Revolution

This lesson will detail the aftermath of the Haitian Revolution and articulate the international response to it. The major political and economic problems that resulted from the Haitian Revolution will be explored and assessed.

Haitian Revolution Battles

15. Haitian Revolution Battles

The Haitian Revolution is considered the most successful slave revolt in the history of the world. This lesson discusses the various events and battles associated with the Haitian Revolution.

Toussant Louverture's Role in the Haitian Revolution

16. Toussant Louverture's Role in the Haitian Revolution

How much do you know about Toussant Louverture? You may know that he was born a slave, but how much do you know about his role in the Haitian Revolution? This lesson discusses the former slave's meteoric rise to a leader of the Haitian Revolution.

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