Ch 15: Unifications of Nation States in the 19th Century: Homeschool Curriculum

About This Chapter

The unification of nation states in the 19th century unit of this AP European History Homeschool Curriculum course is designed to help homeschooled students learn about the unification of European nations. 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 unification of nation states in the 19th century. There is no faster or easier way to learn about the unification of European nations. Among those who would benefit are:

  • Students who require an efficient, self-paced course of study to learn about unification in Austria, Germany and Italy; territorial developments in France and Russia; or the establishment of the United Kingdom.
  • 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 unification of nation states in the 19th century unit exam confirm understanding or identify any topics that require review.

Unification of Nation States in the 19th Century Unit Objectives:

  • Learn how an increase in nationalism in Germany and Italy led to unification.
  • Explore the territorial gains and losses of France and Russia during the 19th century.
  • Discuss the formation of the United Kingdom, including the addition of Ireland.
  • Explain how Austria's exclusion from Germany led to the establishment of Austria-Hungary.
  • Discuss the political and territorial changes that occurred in the Ottoman Empire.

7 Lessons in Chapter 15: Unifications of Nation States in the 19th Century: Homeschool Curriculum
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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.

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