The Essential Bismarck - European History Lesson

The Essential Bismarck - European History Lesson
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This resource includes seven materials that could be used in a world history or AP European history course. The materials examine the Prussian (later German) chancellor, Otto von Bismarck. The materials given are suitable for either adult or high school level students. With your purchase you receive the following materials:

Fall of Eagles Film Study
The excellent portrayal of Curt Jurgens in the 1970 series is a great way of introducing students to Bismarck's life, actions, and temperament. This assignment packet corresponds to a viewing of episodes 2 and 3 of the series. The packet includes identifications of major characters and events. Emphasis is given to Princess Victoria's perspective on Bismarck, as well as Frederick III's very different and contrasting (liberal and constitutional) vision for Germany.

Bismarck Notetaker
This assignment packet examines the major stages along Bismarck's pathway to uniting Germany. It includes important identifications including the Zollverein, Battle of Koniggratz, Ausgleich, and Alsace-Lorraine. It examines Bismarck's creation of the welfare state of modern Germany.

German Dualism Handout
This handout explores the centuries-long antagonism between the two major German states, Prussia and Austria, dating back to the age of Frederick the Great and Maria Theresa.

German Unification Notetaker
This handout examines the history of German unification dating back to the conflict of the 30 Years' War. The handout explores the different possibilities to German unification including Kleindeutschland (Little Germany, what was created by Bismarck) and Grossedeutschland (Greater Germany, what was created by Hitler).

Bismarck Questions
This handout includes eight critical analysis questions on Bismarck (examining topics including the kulturkampf, Berlin Congress, and Eastern Question) and two essay prompts.

Bismarck vs. Wilhelm II Project
This research project asks students to compare Bismarck's diplomatic approach with that of the headstrong German emperor, Wilhelm II.

German Principalities Packet
This resource includes a quiz on the six major principalities of German history: Bavaria, Hanover, Bradenburg, Austria, Bohemia, and Saxony. It additionally includes a mapping assignment in which students illustrate each principality in central Europe.

This lesson has been universally well-received by students. Be sure to include the Fall of Eagles episodes in your lesson to deliver its complete effect.

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7 pages
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Teaching Duration
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