This multifaceted lesson is a great way to introduce and review different revolutions from 1450 to present. This lesson provides students with a foundation for understanding the general chronology and locations of revolutions covered in ost modern world history classes. Students will analyze the various causes of revolutions, draw connections between revolutions, and work collaboratively to make inferences in order to create a visual timeline of these revolutions throughout world history.
It would make a great addition to any world revolutions unit and would pair nicely with the . It would also make a great companion to learning about the American Revolution, as there’s plenty of fodder for comparison between various revolutions and the Revolutionary War.
- Gain a chronological and geographical perspective of revolutions around the world from 1450 to present.
- Understand the various types of revolutions (not just political).
- Create a list of macro-level causes of revolutions, using knowledge of the revolutions provided in the lesson.
- Provide background knowledge on revolutions that will be covered throughout the unit and build foundational knowledge about the causes of revolutions so that students can spot the patterns when we’re learning about each revolution throughout the unit.
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- Student world map handout and image set with one image per revolution
- Student world revolutions timeline handout
- Student revolutions vocabulary handout
- Slides presentation with directions for each activity & writing prompts
- Detailed teacher guide for using this lesson in your classroom