To understand how nation-states developed in England, France, and Spain.
1 class period
The lesson begins by reading with the class background information about what a nation state is. Students will then complete a quick map study and answer questions about characteristics of a nation-state.
Next, class members read a section about the early nation-states of England, Spain, and France, and then do a series of matching questions based on that information.
The activity concludes with a fun PASSWORD game that is played using names, terms, and other facts given in the descriptions of early nation-states. Students can look back at these descriptions during the playing of the game. Complete game rules are provided on the lesson pages.
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.