The French Revolution & Revolutions and Reactions
1780 to 1848 CE

Unit 1
covers the French Revolution with particular attention paid to the significance of this particular event, e.g. the assumption society could be engineered towards a single purpose emerged out of this event giving rise to modern totalitarianism; it also spread democratic ideals across Europe making future change possible. This unit also covers events related to the response of the old order to the democratic forces unleashed by the revolution.


Chapter 19: Pages 432-451
Chapter 20: Pages 454-468

Unit 1 Chapter 19 Thinking About History
Unit 1 Chapter 20 Thinking About History

Chapter 19 Objective Question Practice
Chapter 20 Objective Question Practice
Chapters 19/20 Written Questions Practice
Unit 1 Ch. 19/20 Section End Questions
Unit 1 Assignment 1
Unit 1 Assignment 2

The French Revolution (MOVIE)
Ideologies & Upheavals (MOVIE)

The Industrial Revolution & Currents of Thought
1750-1914 CE

Unit 2 discusses the rapid technological expansion and its effects taking place in the 18th and 19th centuries. The Industrial Revolution radically changed humankind’s relationship to both itself and to nature. This unit explores that transition; it also covers the intellectual reactions to the Industrial Revolution along with some of the more important advances in science, art, economics and philosophy.


Chapter 21: Pages 472-488
Chapter 22: Pages 494-504

Unit 2 Chapter 21/22 Thinking About History
Unit 2: Art as Critical of the Ind. Rev (PPT)
Chapter 21/22 Objective Practice Questions
Chapter 21/22 Written Questions Practice



Unit 2 Ch. 21/22 Section End Questions
Unit 2 Assignment 3
Unit 2 Assignment 4
The Industrial Revolution (MOVIE)
Women in the 19th Century (MOVIE)
Capitalism & Socialism (MOVIE)
Karl Marx (MOVIE)
Communism vs. Socialism (MOVIE)
Adam Smith (MOVIE)

Growth of Democracy & The Triumph of Nationalism
1815-1914 CE

Unit 3 gives students the opportunity to read about the various social, economic and political reforms that helped expand the scope and reach of democratic institutions in Western society. The unit ends with a discussion related to nationalism and how this force weakened empires while encouraging nation states like Germany and Italy to finally unite.


Chapter 23: Pages 510-529
Chapter 24: Pages 532-551

Unit 3 Chapter 23/24 Thinking About History
Midterm Review Checklist (Units 1-3)
Midterm Objective Practice Questions
Midterm Written Questions Practice
Midterm Review Support Document
Nationalism Scavenger Hunt Game
Unit 3 Ch. 23/24 Section End Questions
Unit 3 Assignment 5

Midterm: Feminisn in the 19th Century
Midterm: Influence of the Enlightenment
Midterm: Marxism & International Relations
Midterm: Social Darwinism
Midterm: What Is Scientific Rationalism
The Late British Empire (MOVIE)
German Unification (MOVIE)
Nationalism (MOVIE)

Unit 4: History Essay

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Africa in the Age of Imperialism & The First World War
1880-1918 CE

Unit 5 covers the time period leading up to the Great War. The great powers of Europe entered into a competition for ovreseas empire and resources. This competition heightened tensions between France, England, Russia and Germany. Eventually the assassination of an Austrian leader at the hands of a Serbian assassin lead to a regional conflict in the Balkans growing into a conflict involving almost every industrialized nation in the world.


Chapter 25: Pages 558-577
Chapter 28: Pages 622-639

Unit 5 Chapter 25/28 Thinking About History

Chapter 25/28 Objective Practice Questions
Chapter 25/28 Written Questions Practice
Unit 5 Ch. 25/28 Section End Questions
Unit 5 Assignment 6
Unit 5 Assignment 7
Imperialism (MOVIE)
How World War I Started (MOVIE)
Who Started World War I (MOVIE)
A. Dukes, Cynicism & World War I (MOVIE)

The Aftermath of the War & The Rise of the Totalitarian States
1919-1936 CE

Unit 6 describs how Germany, Russia, France, England, Italy, Canada and the United States, etc. tried to establish a lasting basis for peace following the end of the Great War. The unit ends with a discussion and survey of the failure of that attempt to establish a more peaceful world order due to the rise of populist leaders and nationalist movements known as communism and fascism.


Chapter 29: Pages 646-663
Chapter 30: Pages 668-686

Unit 6 Chapter 29/30 Thinking About History

Chapter 29/30 Objective Practice Questions
Chapter 29/30 Matching Exercise
Chapter 29/30 Written Questions Practice
Unit 6 Ch.29/30 Section End Questions
Unit 6 Assignment 8
Communists, Nationalists, C. Rev (MOVIE)
What Is Communism? (MOVIE)
What Is Fascism (MOVIE)

The World at War & The Cold War and European Recovery
1936-1991 CE

Unit 7 covers the events and personalities related to the Second World War. This war not only represents the dawn of the Atomic Age but also a new attempt by nations of the world to try and avoid such future catastrophic wars in the future; it ends with a discussion of the post-World War II era which was dominated by an arms race and diplomatic tension bewteen the world's sole superpowers the Soviet Union and United States.


Chapter 31: Pages 690-707
Chapter 32: Pages 712-728

Unit 7 Chapter 31/32 Thinking About History

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Unit 7 Ch.31/32 Section End Questions
Unit 7 Assignment 9
Unit 7 Assignment 10
World War II: Part I (MOVIE)
World War II: Part II (MOVIE)
Cold War I: Part I (MOVIE)
Cold War II: Part II (MOVIE)

The Crucible: Final Exam
1991 to present CE

Unit 8 presents students with a survey of the most important post-Cold War events with some attempt at making sense of their overall significance to history, e.g. 9/11, War on Terror, Invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq, the rise of ISIS, and the challenges of climate change.


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Unit 8: Thinking About History

Final Exam: Contextuals Practice
Final Exam: Multiple Choice Practice
Final Exam: Matching #1
Final Exam: Matching #2
Final Exam: Matching #3
Unit 8 The Crucible Section End Questions
Unit 8 Assignment 11
Unit 8 Assignment 12
Terror, War, President GW Bush (MOVIE)
Terrorism & President HW Bush (MOVIE)
The New Age of Terror: Part 1 (MOVIE)
The New Age of Terror: Part 2 (MOVIE)