Ch 12: The Napoleonic Empire: Homeschool Curriculum

About This Chapter

The Napoleonic Empire unit of this AP European History Homeschool Curriculum course is designed to help homeschooled students learn about Napoleon Bonaparte. Parents can use the short videos to introduce topics, break up lessons and keep students engaged.

Who's it for?

This unit of our AP European History Homeschool course will benefit any student who is trying to learn about the Napoleonic Empire. There is no faster or easier way to learn about Napoleon Bonaparte. Among those who would benefit are:

  • Students who require an efficient, self-paced course of study to learn about European nationalism, the French attack on Russia and the Battle of Waterloo.
  • Homeschool parents looking to spend less time preparing lessons and more time teaching.
  • Homeschool parents who need a history curriculum that appeals to multiple learning types (visual or auditory).
  • Gifted students and students with learning differences.

How it works:

  • Students watch a short, fun video lesson that covers a specific unit topic.
  • Students and parents can refer to the video transcripts to reinforce learning.
  • Short quizzes and a Napoleonic Empire unit exam confirm understanding or identify any topics that require review.

Napoleonic Empire Unit Objectives:

  • Understand the historical and political events that led to Napoleon's rise to power.
  • Study the Napoleonic Civil Code of 1804.
  • Discuss the Treaty of Amiens of 1802, including objections to the agreement.
  • Understand the battles and treaties associated with the Third Coalition.
  • Explore reasons the French invaded Russia and the Peninsular War in Spain.
  • Discuss the goals and results of the Congress of Vienna.
  • Understand why Napoleon failed at the Battle of Waterloo.

9 Lessons in Chapter 12: The Napoleonic Empire: Homeschool Curriculum
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Napoleon Bonaparte: History, Politics & Rise to Power

1. Napoleon Bonaparte: History, Politics & Rise to Power

In this lesson, we will meet the famous Napoleon Bonaparte. We will examine Napoleon's early life, his military career, the politics of his age, and his rise to power.

Napoleonic Code: The Civil Code of 1804

2. Napoleonic Code: The Civil Code of 1804

In this lesson, we will study the Civil Code of 1804, which is also called the Napoleonic Code. We will examine the code's development and content and see how it influenced the laws of other nations.

Treaty of Amiens (1802): Overview, Agreement & Objections

3. Treaty of Amiens (1802): Overview, Agreement & Objections

In this lesson, we will study the events leading up to the 1802 Treaty of Amiens, which ended a long war between France and Great Britain. We will also examine the provisions and outcome of the treaty.

The Third Coalition: Overview, Battles & Treaties

4. The Third Coalition: Overview, Battles & Treaties

In this lesson, we will study the War of the Third Coalition that pitted France against Britain, Russia, Austria, and several other allies. We will take a close look at the battles of Trafalgar, Ulm, and Austerlitz.

The Peninsular War in Spain

5. The Peninsular War in Spain

In this lesson, we will study the Peninsular War in Spain that pitted France against Great Britain, Spain and Portugal for control of the Iberian Peninsula.

Nationalism Grows in Europe: Timeline, Events & Impact

6. Nationalism Grows in Europe: Timeline, Events & Impact

In this lesson, we will study the growth of nationalism that took place during the French Revolution and the Napoleonic age. We will begin by defining nationalism and then explore how it developed in these critical eras.

French Invasion of Russia in 1812: Advance, Retreat & Battles

7. French Invasion of Russia in 1812: Advance, Retreat & Battles

In this lesson, we will examine Napoleon's invasion of Russia in 1812. We'll take a close look at the emperor's reasons for invading, the progress of the invasion, and the results of the campaign.

Congress of Vienna: Members, Objectives & Results

8. Congress of Vienna: Members, Objectives & Results

In this lesson, we will study the Congress of Vienna, which established a balance of power in Europe after Napoleon's defeat. We will meet the Congress' members, examine its objectives, and take a look at its results.

Napoleon Bonaparte and the Battle of Waterloo

9. 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.

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