Author:
Carrie Robledo
Subject:
Social Studies
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Level:
Middle School
Tags:
6-12 Design Thinking, 6-12-design-thinking
License:
Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial
Language:
English

Education Standards

Social Studies: Revolution - Identify and Explain the Cycle of Change

Social Studies: Revolution - Identify and Explain the Cycle of Change

Overview

This mini-project comes following the study of the enlightenment and serves as the summative assessment for the Age of Revolution unit. Students will have their interactive notebooks from which to draw the events they need to complete the timeline.

 

Students will use Cospaces to create a timeline that depicts and explains the order of events (patterns) that led to the creation of new governments that were created as a result of the events surrounding the Age of Revolution.

Instructor Directions

 

Name of Project: Age of Revolution: Identify and Explain the Cycle of Change

 

Project Description

Name of ProjectAge of Revolution: Identifying Patterns during the Age of Revolution
Subject AreaSocial Studies: World History
Targeted Standards; ; ; ; 7.H.2.1; 7.C&G.1.3;7.C&G.1.4 ; ; ; ;
Driving Question / Problem / ActivatorWhat commonalities occurred surrounding the various revolutions that took place during the Age of Revolution? What are they?  Why did they occur? How did the events lead to changes in government?
Project SummaryThis mini-project comes following the study of the enlightenment and serves as the summative assessment for the Age of Revolution unit. Students will have their interactive notebooks from which to draw the events they need to complete the timeline.Students will use Cospaces to create a timeline that depicts and explains the order of events (patterns) that led to the creation of new governments that were created as a result of the events surrounding the Age of Revolution.
Estimated Time300 minutes 5- 60 minute blocks
Materials / Resources (including link to slideshow if available)Student ChromebooksSlideShowCoSpacesVR GogglesPhoneThinking Maps
TagsAge of Revolution

Project Outline 

AskNational pride often led to political disagreements that resulted in revolutions that forever changed the history of each country.Prove the patterns that took place during the events surrounding  the Age of Revolution by identifying evidence of...1 - rising nationalism2- revolution 3- government reform.
Imagine-The Global Revolutionary Museum needs to submit historical documentation before they open their “Age of Revolution” Exhibit.-You have been hired to  prove that new governments that were created throughout “The Age of Revolution”, follow an obvious pattern. -To present the information to the Museum Committee, it is required that you accurately show this pattern using a virtual timeline, historical facts, and interesting graphics. When the exhibit is approved by committee, you get paid!!!
PlanYour group will pick 3 revolutions that we have studied in the unit (United States of America, England, France, Venezuelean, Chilian, Peruvian, & Hatian). Refer to your notes from this unit, and select elements that support the pattern from each of your nations. Create a shared doc (or other) with your team to record your evidence. Include ideas about how you would illustrate that evidence. To prove the statement, find evidence for each of ..-nationalist events-revolution events-resulting government changes and documentsIn what order did the events occur?What images will you use?
CreateUsing CoSpaces, create a timeline that shows the following for the revolutions your group has selected.                     Nationalist movements or events that occured prior to the revolutions.            Revolutions that occurred during the Age of Revolution (explained).        New governments (documents) that were established as a result of the  revolutions (explained).        Images from each revolution*Each revolution should have a “room” in Cospaces*The rooms as well as the events within the room should reflect chronological order*Each room should have appropriate imagery and text to explain how the evidence supports the claim.
ImproveHow could you and your group have better completed the task?Given the opportunity to complete this again, what would you do differently, why?
Closure / Student ReflectionsStudents will answer the following question:Identify the pattern of events that occurred during the “Age of Revolution”Create a “Flow Map” to illustrate and explain the pattern. Then, create a “Multi-Flow Map” to explain why governments frequently the reasons for and the results of revolutions?”
Possible Modifications / ExtensionsExtension: Have students reflect and explain how the Age of Enlightenment led to the creation of New Governments worldwide. Extension: Teachers may assign one revolutionary government from North America, Europe, and South America to each group to increase student understanding of the global nature of these events.Advanced learning groups can be assigned more nations.

Evaluation (Pre/Post)  

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1. Identify the following terms

  • Nationalism
  • Revolution
  • Government

2. Why were new governments created after the Age of Revolution?

3. Which nation did not experience significant change as a result of the Age of Revolution?