This lesson focuses on how Camillo Cavour, prime minister of the Kingdom of Sardinia, in the aftermath of the failed revolutions of 1848, masterminded the reunification of Italy, ending a period of 1300 years of division. It also looks at the role Giuseppe Garibaldi played and how Cavour handled him in the midst of a delicate diplomatic situation. In the context of Cavours diplomacy, there is also a picture essay on the Crimean War and the work of Florence Nightingale in opening up nursing as a respectable career for women.
In the PowerPoint, the color flowchart develops slide by slide. There are also extensive photos 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 with lots of details and interesting trivia.
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