To assess the political and social progress that was made in Great Britain and France during the 1800s and early 1900s.
1 and 1/2 class periods
After reading a brief introductory paragraph with the class, students spend the rest of the period working on five word search puzzles pertaining to the growth of democracy in Great Britain and France. Several paragraphs with missing words and terms accompany each puzzle. The missing words and terms are searched for and circled on the puzzles, then written in spaces provided. Each puzzle has one answer that is hidden diagonally. The others are hidden vertically or horizontally.
Events in Great Britain
Puzzle 1: Reform Bill of 1832, People’s Charter, and Corn Laws
Puzzle 2: Democratic Reforms Under the Liberals and Conservatives
Puzzle 3: Social Progress in Great Britain During the 1800s and Early 1900s
Events in France
Puzzle 4: Napoleon III and the Second Empire
Puzzle 5: The Third Republic
Questions on the last lesson page can be assigned for homework. There are six terms related to the lesson topic that need to be identified/defined. Students are also asked to give several examples of political and social progress made in Great Britain and France in the 1800s and early 1900s. Responses to these questions can be discussed at the beginning of the next class period.
Easy-to-follow Teacher Instructions and answer key included, along with a 20-question follow up quiz to measure student progress. The quiz can also be given as a homework assignment or used as a review exercise later in the school year.