The 17th and 18th centuries were a period of prosperity and the birth and development of new ideas in Europe which called into question the fundamental order of society
Watch first five minutes for overview of the Montgolfier Brothers…:
Introduction to the ideas of the Enlightenment (4m30):
PowerPoint about the Age of Reason:
In the 17th and 18th centuries European rivalries led to the building of vast colonial empires. Millions of slaves were deported from Africa to work in these colonies on huge plantations which produced items for the European market. This trade helped finance the expansion of the Atlantic ports in the Netherlands, France and the UK.
Map and description of the Triangular Trade:
The Atlantic Slave Trade explained in 5m:
This chapter covers the period 1870 through to the outbreak of WW1 in 1914. Lots of significant events happened in this period and we will be studying three: the Paris Commune, the Dreyfus Affair, and the Separation of Church and State in France:
A short video about the Paris Commune can be found here:
For details on the Dreyfus Affair, which was the biggest scandal of this period, follow this link:
This short video provides a good overview of the Dreyfus Affair:
The first three minutes of this video also detail the Dreyfus Affair:
Here is a video on another important issue of this period, the concept of French Secularism:
This chapter covers a crucial period in French history from 1815 and the defeat of Napoleon through to the Second Empire of Napoleon III. It focuses on the changes in who could vote and participate in the electoral life of France.
Key concepts you will learn about include census suffrage and universal suffrage. Suffrage means the right to vote.
Click on the document below to have access to the chapter:
Click here to access the worksheet:
The rise of globalization has witnessed the development of coastal zones around the world because maritime transport is essential for this process. Seas and oceans have become strategic resources and their exploitation can lead to tensions between states.
Download the entire chapter here:
Learn about Ocean zones here:
And Exclusive Economic Zones here:
The first assignment can be found here:
This week you will be learning about the final case study in the chapter on Colonies and Conquest.
To help you learn about the French Conquest of Algeria (which took many decades) please watch this excellent video below and use the Power Point presentation Conquest of Algeria to help complete your worksheet:
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