A) Pretend you were alive during the Industrial Revolution. Design a time
capsule to be opened in the 21st century. Include 10 items that reveal the
changes you experienced with descriptions of how they affected life.
B) Imagine you were living during the 1800s and working as a tour guide in a
major city. Plan a tour of that city being realistic and creative. Describe the
city and walk us through it, showing the good and the bad the city has to
C) You are a middle class worker during the Industrial Revolution, describe
problems and laws you would like to see passed to improve conditions. You
are a middle class worker today describe problems and laws you would like
to see passed to improve conditions. What are the similarities what are the
Who were Thomas Edison, Henry Ford, and the Wright Brothers?
How did technology help industry expand?
Why did the population increase in the late 1800s?
Describe 3 ways that city life changed in the 1800s.
• A) Imagine you are a reporter for an 1800s magazine and
write an advice column telling readers how to act, dress, and
speak in middle class society
• B) Imagine you are a reporter for an 1800s magazine and write
two editorials, one defending and one opposing women’s efforts
at social reform
• C) Imagine you are a reporter for an 1800s magazine and write
an article about the many changes taking place in education
• D) Imagine you are a reporter for an 1800s magazine and
cover the debate between science and religion
• E) Create three pieces of art. One each in the styles of
Romanticism, Realism, and Impressionism. Then describe what
characteristics each drawing has that makes it that style
What is Social Darwinism?
How did social order change in industrialized nations?
Explain romanticism, realism, and impressionism.
Identify the following: Otto von Bismarck, and William
A) Create a poster for each of the nations talked about in class (Germany, Italy,
Balkan nations, and Russia) depicting national feelings during the era
• B) Imagine you are a newspaper editor and write an editorial on events in
Germany between 1871 and 1890. One showing support for German policies,
another criticizing and showing fear for the future.
• C)Write a biography for someone described in Section 3. Include how they rose to
power, what were their goals, how did they succeed or fail
• D) Create a T-chart comparing the Ottoman and Hapsburg empires
How did Germany become an industrial giant in the late 1800s?
What obstacles to unity did Italian nationalists face?
How did Balkan nationalism contribute to the decline of the Ottoman Empire?
What were the causes of the Revolution of 1905? How did
Nicholas II respond?
A) The Growth of Democracy in France and Britain puzzle game 88 A-C
B) Write each of the following topics down along with three bullet points: 1) Free
trade, 2) campaign against slavery, 3) crime and punishment, 4) working
conditions, labor unions and reform, 5) suffrage movement. Bullet point one
describe the issue. Bullet point two how was society impacted by the issue. Bullet
point three was the issue handled in a positive or negative way, explain
• C)Write the following topics down on separate sheets of paper: 1) Napoleon III;
The events of 1870-1871 2) Coalition Government and Scandals; The Dreyfus Affair
3)Reforms in France. Describe three or more ways in which each topic affected
the people of France and other areas of the world
What middle-class values are associated with the Victorian Age?
Why did Irish nationalist oppose British rule?
Describe the government of France under the Second Empire.
Describe reforms enacted in France in the early 1900s.
• A) Activity/discussion on Social Darwinism
• B) Pretend you are a historian on the Civil War giving a lecture to a
group of students about the differences between the North and the
South during the Civil War era. Describe the differences between culture,
economy, and thoughts
• C)Essay: What is slavery? Describe how the following can be considered
slaves: a pet, someone who cannot give up a bad habit, a person
working a job they hate. Make comparisons on how they are similar to
human slavery as well as different
How did the United States grow in each of the following areas during
the 1800s: a) territory b) population c) economy d) democracy
What were the causes of the “new imperialism”?
Describe one development in each region of Africa in the early 1800s.
A) Pretend you are an official of each of the following: Egypt, Iran, or the Ottoman empire during
the 1800s. Outline problems facing your nation and come up with possible solutions
B) Choose one of the following roles: British diplomat in China, a peasant in the Taiping Rebellion,
a sympathizer with the Self-Strengthening Movement, Emperor Guang Xu, a participant in the
Boxing Rebellion, a member of the imperial court of Ci Xi, a member of the Righteous
Harmonious Fists, or Sun Yixian. Write a speech as your character addressing the following: What
is the best course of action for China. Be pursuasive!
C) Bumper sticker #1 Create a pro-British sticker against the Chinese in 1839 #2 Create a proChinese sticker against the British in 1839
D) Create a T-chart that distinguishes between the Britihs and Chinese viewpoints during the
Opium Wars
Why did Russia and Britain compete for power in Iran?
What were the causes and effects of the Sepoy Rebellion?
Describe 3 effects of British colonial rule on India.
How did westerners gain greater trading power in China?
• A) Point the Finger. Pretend you are each of the following nations:
Serbia, Russia, Austria-Hungary, Germany, France, and England.
Blame another nation for starting WWI and explain why it is there
• B) The WWI game and map activity (handout)
1. Identify the following: Allied Powers and Central Powers
Describe how each of the following served to inflame tensions in
Europe: a) nationalism b) imperial rivalries c) militarism
3. Why was Archduke Ferdinand assassinated? What was the
reaction to the assassination?
Describe how each of the following nations were
drug into the conflict: Germany, France, Russia,
and Britain.
DAY 10
• A) Be an “on the front lines” reporter. Describe a battle of WWI and the
use of modern technology and how it made war so different
• B) Make a propaganda poster against U-boat attacks urging the US to
join WWI
• C) Write a letter home from the trenches
• D) Make an illustrated timeline of WWI
Identify the following: Woodrow Wilson, Lusitania, and Fourteen Points
Why did America enter WWI? What impact did America entering
have on the war?
Describe conditions in Europe after WWI.
How was Woodrow Wilson’s goals at the peace talks
different from other Allied leaders?
DAY 12
• A) Make an illustrated timeline of Chapter 28
• B) Russian Revolution (handout)
• C) Do an in-depth comparison of Lenin and Stalin (Use the
index for other chapters and outside sources)
1. What were the causes of the March Revolution?
2. What were the goals and results of Stalin’s Five Year
3. What were the causes and effects of the Great Purge?
4. What methods did Stalin use to create a
totalitarian state?
DAY 15
• A) Pretend you are a government worker sent to Mexico and
Africa during this time period. Document daily life, living
conditions, the political climate, and joys and stresses of daily life
• B) Use a poster to display the policy of “apartheid” in South Africa
• C) Make a script for an infomercial encouraging people of Turkey
and Iran to become modernized/Westernized
Describe 3 causes of the Mexican Revolution
How did F. Roosevelt change US policy toward Latin America?
3. Explain examples of the rise of nationalism in Africa.
Why were so many Arabs angered by decisions
made at the Paris Peace Conference after WWI?
DAY 16
• A) Write two editorials on Gandhi, one from a British point of view
the second from an Indian point of view
• B) Make a list of ways you could nonviolently protest things you
disagree with in your community (5 things and different protests
that correspond to them)
• C) Create a poster supporting Mao’s peasant brand of communism
1. Why did the new republic of China fall into chaos after 1912?
Why did Jiang side with the Communists after 1931?
3. What liberal changes occurred in Japan in the 1920s?
How did nationalists deal with the Great
DAY 17
• A) Begin Holocaust Scrapbook
DAY 18
• A) Finish Holocaust Scrapbook