At the beginning of this era, the ideas of the Enlightenment challenge traditional ideas about political legitimacy and lead to the American and French Revolutions. Independence movements spread across the Americas and Caribbean. The Industrial Revolution transforms the social and economic foundations of people’s lives, and creates the need for vast amounts of raw materials and markets in which to sell manufactured goods. A new wave of imperialism sweeps the globe, and penetrates areas formally inaccessible to Europe, such as China, Japan, and Africa. Challenged by the new changes in economic and political thought, long standing civilizations struggle between reforming their ways and retaining their traditional identities. Russia, the Ottoman Empire, China and Japan all deal with these struggles, with varying degrees of success. Global competition for colonies and the building of large armies to maintain them bring the world closer to war. 

As you read the Key Concepts, don't just memorize individual facts (although you do need to know them.) It is important that you know how facts serve as examples of the larger concepts under which they are indexed. 


Period 5 Key Concepts
Key Concept Mashup (Order in which they will be taught in class--Great study guide!)
Key Concept 5.1 Industrialization and Global Capitalism
Key Concept 5.2 Imperialism and Nation-State Formation
Key Concept 5.3 Nationalism, Revolution, and Reform
Key Concept 5.4 Global Migration


Class Handouts Class Notes/Resources
Notes on the French Revolution                Crash Course: The French Revolution
Comparison of Revolutions worksheet  Crash Course: The Haitian Revolution
Responses to Imperialism worksheet Crash Course: Latin American Revolutions
Societies at Crossroads: Summary Interactive Map: Native Americans' loss of land to USA
Graphic Organizer: Japan and Russia Belgian Colonization of Congo (Graphic Content)
Graphic Organizer: China and Ottoman Crash Course: 19th Century Imperialism
Period 5 Vocabulary Period 5 Post-It Review
Forced Migrations during Ottoman Empire Class Review Blog



Class Podcasts

Revolutions Part I 

 Learning Objectives for this Podcast:
1) The intellectual foundations of The American and French Revolutions
2) The particular causes for rebellion in America and France.
3) The different goals and outcomes of these revolutions.
5) The limits of the revolutionary movement for rights.
6) Napoleon and Nationalism: what is nationalism and what challenges did it bring?

Revolutions Part II


Learning Objectives for this Podcast:
1) Identify the following social groups: peninsulares, creoles, grand blancs, petit blancs, gens de couleur
2) Link the following people to their respective revolution: Toussaint L'Overture, Simon Bolivar, Miguel Hidalgo, Augustin Iturbide.
3) In what way was the Haitian Revolution unique?
4) What were the results of each of these revolutions? 
5) What problems plagued these newly independent nations.

The Industrial Revolution: Challenges to the Old Order in Russia and the Ottoman Empire


Learning Objectives for this Podcast:
1) What empires contracted in this time period? Why?
2) What reforms were attempted by the Ottoman and Russian Empires?
3) To what extent were these reforms successful? 
4) What were obstacles to reform encountered by these empires?
5) Know an example of state-sponsored industrialization.

Imperialism 2.0: Challenges to the Old Order in Asia

Learning Objectives for this Podcast:
1) How was Imperialism in this era different than in the previous 3 centuries?
2) What empires expanded and contracted in the industrial age?
3) What were the crises that provoked China and Japan to embark upon reform?
4) What obstacles to reform did China and Japan encounter? How successful were the reform movements?
5) Identify one millenarian movement that was a response to the anxieties of change.