This lesson chronicles Otto von Bismarck's diplomacy and wars toward the eventual reunification of Germany in 1871. It then looks at the meteoric rise of German industrial power up to 1914, looking at the stresses caused by rapid industrial growth grafted onto a basically medieval social and political structure. At this time we start to see the resurgence of anti-Semitism in Europe, laying the foundations for the Holocaust in the twentieth century.
In the PowerPoint, the color flowchart develops slide by slide while other notes for the students scroll down the side. There are also extensive graphics, photos, etc. 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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