If Napoleon's primary importance was spreading the ideas of the French Revolution, that begs the question: how specifically did those ideas spread and get put into action. Taking Prussia as a prime example, this lesson looks at how there were reforms both from the top and at the grassroots. While the government updated its government, army, and social structure to match France's, a grassroots movement for public education was gaining momentum, not so much for technical training, but for instilling a sense of national loyalty in its citizens.
Included are examples of images of the ideal Teutonic heroes the Germans liked to hearken back to. A century later, Hitler would use these same images to inspire his idea of a master race.
In the PowerPoint, the color flowchart develops slide by slide while other notes for the students scroll down the side. There are also extensive pictures with captions mixed in to illustrate the lesson and capture students’ interest. This packet also contains a student reading, flowchart, and the author’s own research notes which contain lots of details and interesting trivia.
NOTE: This Powerpoint comes with the flowchart in the older color scheme. However, it does have one slide with the newer color scheme if you want to convert the other slides.
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