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Ch 8: The Age of Nationalism Lesson Plans

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The Age of Nationalism chapter of this course is designed to help you plan and teach about 19th century conflicts and historical developments 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 Age of Nationalism 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
MondayThe Crimean War: Causes and Consequences Examination of the Crimean War as one of a series of conflicts that weakened Austria and Russia
TuesdayEstablishment of the Kingdom of Italy and Unification of Germany Events and political leaders that led to the unification of Italy; Otto Von Bismarck's role in the formation of the German Empire or Second Reich
Wednesday Creation of Austria-Hungary Collapse of the Austrian Empire and establishment of a dual monarchy
ThursdayRussia Under Tsar Alexander II Examples and impact of Alexander's liberal reform agenda on Russia
FridayNorth America and Japan during the Age of Nationalism The American Civil War and its influence on Europe; uniting of individual British colonies into the Canadian Confederation and the westernization of Japan, including the role of Commodore Perry

7 Lessons in Chapter 8: The Age of Nationalism Lesson Plans
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The Crimean War: Summary, Causes & Effects

1. The Crimean War: Summary, Causes & Effects

In this lesson, we explore the Crimean War of 1854-1856 between Russia and the Ottoman Empire, France, and Great Britain. It is often considered one of the more bungled military campaigns in recent Western history.

The Unification of Italy: Summary, Timeline & Leaders

2. 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

3. 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.

Creation of the Dual Monarchy of Austria-Hungary: History & Impact

4. Creation of the Dual Monarchy of Austria-Hungary: History & Impact

In this lesson, we explore the 19th-century compromise between the Austrian monarchy and the ruling Magyar families of Hungary that created the dual monarchy of Austria-Hungary.

Reforms in Russia Under Tsar Alexander II: Examples & Impact

5. Reforms in Russia Under Tsar Alexander II: Examples & Impact

In this lesson, we explore the reforms of Tsar Alexander II in 19th-century Russia. Alexander freed the Russian serfs and accelerated the industrialization of Russia before his 1881 assassination.

North America: the American Civil War and Dominion of Canada

6. North America: the American Civil War and Dominion of Canada

In this lesson, we explore the American Civil War's effects on European geopolitics and the remotely connected creation of the Dominion of Canada only a few years after the war's close.

The Westernization of Japan During the Meiji Era

7. The Westernization of Japan During the Meiji Era

In this lesson, we explore the opening of Japan to Western trade by Commodore Matthew Perry in the mid-18th century. We'll then look at the ensuing westernization of the country in the Meiji period.

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