Ch 15: Unifications of Nation States in the 19th Century: AP European History Lesson Plans

About This Chapter

The Unification of Nation States chapter of this course is designed to help you plan and teach about the growth of European nationalism 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 Unification of Nation States 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
MondayUnification of Italy Historical events, leaders and sense of nationalism that led to the unification of Italy
TuesdayUnification of Germany and unification of Austria Historical events that led to the unification of Germany, exclusion of Austria from German unification and establishment of Austria-Hungary
WednesdayTerritorial developments in France and RussiaLand acquisitions and losses in France and Russia
Thursday Creation of the United Kingdom Overview of the formation of the United Kingdom, including the incorporation of Ireland
Friday The Ottoman Empire in the 19th century Political and territorial developments in the Ottoman Empire

7 Lessons in Chapter 15: Unifications of Nation States in the 19th Century: AP European History Lesson Plans
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
The Unification of Italy: Summary, Timeline & Leaders

1. 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

2. 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.

Territorial Developments in France: Losses & Acquisitions

3. Territorial Developments in France: Losses & Acquisitions

In this lesson, we explore the wild fluctuations the borders of France experienced during the 19th century, from its European domination during the Napoleonic wars to its losses under the new German Empire.

The Creation of the United Kingdom and the Incorporation of Ireland

4. The Creation of the United Kingdom and the Incorporation of Ireland

In this lesson, we examine the piecemeal creation of the United Kingdom throughout the late Medieval and Early Modern periods as well as the tumultuous history of English control and partitioning of Ireland.

Territorial Developments in Russia: Losses & Acquisitions

5. Territorial Developments in Russia: Losses & Acquisitions

In this lesson, we explore the territorial acquisitions and losses of 19th-century Russia, from the Napoleonic Wars and its gains via the Congress of Vienna to the Crimean War.

The Unification of Austria: German Exclusion & Creation of Austria-Hungary

6. The Unification of Austria: German Exclusion & Creation of Austria-Hungary

In this lesson, we explore how Austria was excluded by Prussia and the other German states from the new German Confederation, as well as the steps it took to maintain its international influence, including the eventual creation of Austria-Hungary.

The Ottoman Empire: Changes, Politics & Developments

7. The Ottoman Empire: Changes, Politics & Developments

In this lesson, we explore the problems the Ottoman Empire faced in the 19th century, and the many territorial losses it endured at the hands of Russia, Austria, and others.

Chapter Practice Exam
Test your knowledge of this chapter with a 30 question practice chapter exam.
Not Taken
Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
Not Taken

Earning College Credit

Did you know… We have over 200 college courses that prepare you to earn credit by exam that is accepted by over 1,500 colleges and universities. You can test out of the first two years of college and save thousands off your degree. Anyone can earn credit-by-exam regardless of age or education level.

To learn more, visit our Earning Credit Page

Transferring credit to the school of your choice

Not sure what college you want to attend yet? Study.com has thousands of articles about every imaginable degree, area of study and career path that can help you find the school that's right for you.

Other Chapters

Other chapters within the AP European History Syllabus Resource & Lesson Plans course

Support