Unit 9: Nationalism and the Race for Empire, 1848-1914
This unit explores the unification movements of Germany and Italy as well as the race for Europeans to establish oversees markets and colonies in Africa and Asia.
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Monday, March 11 - Tuesday, March 12:
Wednesday, March 13:
Thursday, March 14 - Friday, March 15: Italian unification
Monday, March 18:
Tuesday, March 19:
LINKS: External Resources
Nationalism: Crimean War, Nationalism, il Risorgimento, Giuseppe Garibaldi, Victor Emmanuel II, Carbonari, Giuseppe Mazzini, Young Italy, Pius IX, Revolution of 1848-9, Piedmont, Camillo di Cavour, Republicanism, Napoleon III, 1st War of Italian Liberation, Red Shirts, Sicily, Plebescite, Proclamation of 1860, Zollverein, Frederick William IV, Prussia, William I, Otto von Bismarck, Junker, Danish War, Kleindeutsch, Schleswig-Holstein, Austro-Prussian War, North German Confederation, Bundesrat, Reichstag, Franco-Prussian War, Napoleon III, Prince Leopold, Ems Telegraph, Battle of Sedan, Alsace and Lorraine,
Imperialism/2nd Industrial Revolution: Imperialism, Suez Canal, Boer War, Sepoy Rebellion, “Open Door Policy”, Charles Darwin, Social Darwinism, Cecil Rhodes, Berlin Conference, Charles Dickens, Impressionism, Claude Monet,
Second Industrial Revolution, Alexander Graham Bell, Harim Maxim, Louis Pasteur, Edward Jenner, Pierre and Marie Curie, Thomas Edison.
1. Why was it so difficult to unify Italy? What steps led to its unification? Who played the greatest role in the uniting of Italy?
2. How did Prussia replace Austria as the leading German state in Europe? How did the German unification affect the rest of Europe?
3. What similarities and differences exist in the respective movements toward national unity in Italy and Germany?
4. Why did Europeans look outside their own countries for raw materials and markets?
5. What reasons, other than industrialization, led Europeans to establish colonies and expand their empires into Africa and Asia?
6. How did nationalism and imperialism threaten world peace?
7. What characterized the Second Industrial Revolution?
8. What were the major features of romanticism, realism, and impressionism? To what extent were these movements reflective of their times?
PROJECTS / SKILLS / DEBATE / DISCUSSION:
Skills: Document-Based Essay Writing Assignment. Students will be provided with a set of documents / quotes from primary and secondary sources of information. Using those documents, students will write a 400-600 word essay that cites and incorporates information in the response to the prompt.