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An Age of 

Democracy and Progress

(1815 - 1914 A.D.)

An Age of Democracy and Progress

$160 per month

1 session per week


Allison Bruning




12 - 18  years old




Session 1: Democratic Reform and Activism


Students will identify suffrage, Chartist movement, Queen Victoria, Third Republic, Dreyfus affair, Anti-Semitism, and Zionism.

Students will describe what ideals might be worth fighting and dying for in 1871 France.

Students will examine the percentage of British population that had the right to vote, could not vote and had gained the right to vote from before 1832 to 1918 A.D.

Students will summarize the lives and historical contributions of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert.

Students will infer why the Chartists had demanded a secret ballot rather than public voting.

Students will analyze the global impact of the Women's Movement. 

Students will explain if the use of militant action was effective in achieving the goal of the women's suffrage.


1) Complete Section 1 Assessment and Connect to Today on page 750.

2) Read pages 751 - 757 in course textbook.

3) Complete the Social History Connect to Today Questions on page 757.

Session 2: Self-Rule for British Colonies


Students will review their homework.

Students will identify dominion, Maori, Aborigine, penal colony, home rule, and Irish Republican Army.

Students will analyze how Great Britain tried to control the eastern coast of Canada.

Students will examine hoe Durham's report affected French-speaking Canadians.

Students will examine the geography of Australia and New Zealand in 1850 A.D.

Students will contrast the colonial settlements of Australia and New Zealand. 

Students will analyze starvation in Ireland during the Great Famine of 1845 - 1851 A.D.

Students will examine the relationship between Northern Ireland and Great Britain today.

Students will evaluate whether Britain's policy in dividing Ireland was successful or not.

Students will analyze what life was like in early Australia.


1) Complete Section 2 Assessment and Multimedia Activity on page 755.

2) Read pages 758 - 761 in course textbook.

Session 3: War and Expansion in the United States


Students will review their homework.

Students will identify manifest destiny, Abraham Lincoln, secede, U.S. Civil War, Emancipation Proclamation, and segregation.

Students will examine the geographical expansion of the United States from 1783 - 1853 A.D.

Students will contrast the main economical differences between Northern and Southern states.

Students will examine the geographical locations of Civil War battles in the United States from 1861 - 1865.

Students will analyze whether or not the Emancipation Proclamation reflected a change in Lincoln's main goal for the war. 

Students will summarize the life and historical contribution of Abraham Lincoln.

Students will describe how railroads affected the growth of the United States.


1) Complete Section 3 Assessment and Connect to Today on page 761.

2) Read pages 762 - 767 in course textbook.

3) Complete the Science and Technology Connect to Today on page 763.

Session 4: Nineteenth-Century Progress


Students will review their homework.

Students will identify assembly line, Charles Darwin, theory of evolution, radioactivity, psychology and mass culture.

Students will analyze Thomas Edison's inventions and the impact they had on global society.

Students will examine major inventions of the 19th century.

Students will infer why Ford reduced the price of the Model T.

Students will explain how, according to Darwin, natural selection affects evolution.

Students will summarize the life and historical contribution of Marie Curie.

Students will examine the effects of Social Darwinism. 

Students will clarify why the work of Pavlov and Freud were groundbreaking. 

Students will analyze the causes and effects of the rise of mass culture.

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