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Lesson Plans World History II SOL 8a

Lesson Plans World History II SOL 8a: Napoleon and the Congress of Vienna

Standard WH II SOL8a:
The student will demonstrate knowledge of political and philosophical developments in Europe during the nineteenth century by

Learning Intentions/Objectives
SOL 8a) assessing the impact of Napoleon and the Congress of Vienna, including changes in political boundaries in Europe after 1815.

Lesson Plans
Introduction: A Bell-ringer activity
Notes: Students copy-down and discuss teacher generated notes
Activities: Students complete various in class activities to support learning including video analysis, maps, charts, diagrams, graphic organizers, worksheets, text-book questions, group discussion, KWL Charts etc.
Assessment: Informal, Formal, Exit-Questions, Teacher Questioning. Quizzes, Tests, Projects

Essential Knowledge:
Legacy of Napoleon
• Unsuccessful attempt to unify Europe under French domination
• Napoleonic Code
• Awakening of feelings of national pride and growth of nationalism
Legacy of the Congress of Vienna
• “Balance of power” doctrine
• Restoration of monarchies
• New political map of Europe
• New political philosophies (liberalism, conservatism)

Activities That Support Lesson Plans

Premium Lesson Plan: Congress of Vienna : Before and After maps

Napoleon Changes in France
: Focus on Napoleonic Code

Rise of Napoleon

Rise and Fall of Napoleon Chart

Congress-of-Vienna Reading Activity

Simulation: Congress of Vienna Type 2

Simulation: The Congress of Vienna Type 1

 Video below is to be used with the Viewing Guide above:

Napoleon at Waterloo Board Game:
Napoleon at Waterloo Rules

NAW: Right Map
NAW: Right Map
NAW: Left Map
NAW: Left Map
Napoleon at Waterloo Markers
Napoleon at Waterloo Markers
Note: The above activities are best used with the Virginia Prentice Hall World History: The Modern Era textbook.


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