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Students create a nature journal of an imaginary trip around Austria. They identify animals and plants that live in Austria. Students describe the landscape of Austria. They order major events in Austrian history. Students describe the major event in Austrian history.
Students research European countries. They assess websites related to individual cities/regions in Germany, Austria, or Switzerland. They create a visual detailing what they did during a simulated two or three day visit there.
In this geography of Austria activity, students color and label a map with major cities and important physical features. Neighboring countries are also shown but are not labeled.
In this Austria map skills worksheet, students apply map skills to answer 14 fill in the blank questions about the country. They determine border countries, identify regions, find the capitol, and name rivers. They draw a map of Austria which includes the capitol and at least two other cities.
Students access a variety of Austria themed websites. They locate information about history, geography, climate, people and culture. They view a live webcam of different parts of Austria and read about famous personalities from Austria.
Given currency exchange rates, globetrotters calculate how much money a set of siblings would have in India, China, and Austria. 
How did the world react to Austria's declaration of war? This activity, guided by the McDougall Littell text, World History, has historians examining the beginnings of WWI through cause and effect analysis. Groups reference the text as they fill out a worksheet with various effects resulting from the listed causes. Finally, they apply their findings by analyzing a military strategy and battle map, examining the role of geography in the war. The worksheet is linked.
In this Mozart instructional activity, 9th graders read a one page biography about the composer. They answer 10 short answer questions and are encouraged to listen to Mozart's music.
Students read an article on Vienna. In this ESL lesson plan, students explore a recent incident between Russia and the United States, then complete several activities that reinforce the information in the article.
Learn the five basic waltz steps: box step, under arm turn, walt left box or waltz right box, hesitation step, and progressive waltz step. Teach a little about the history of the waltz and the countries from which it came: Germany and Austria. There are several links to videos that show the steps to the waltz. This lesson may take more than one day to teach the different variations of the five basic waltz steps.
In this geography research learning exercise, students use the library or Internet to determine what the capital city of Austria is. They write the answer on the blue line, write a short essay about the topic, and draw a picture to accompany the answer.
Observe Hitler's tactics for taking over Austria and eliminating those people deemed undesirable. After occupying Austria, Hitler works to gain Czechoslovakia. In 1938, Arthur Neville Chamberlain signs the Munich Agreement, conceding part of Czechoslovakia to Germany.
What is the purpose of the European Union, and what institutions and countries comprise it? Check out this resource in which class members participate in a student-led WebQuest activity designed to offer an overview of the European Union. They will then work in groups to design travel brochures on assigned countries from the European Union.
Listen and analyze as the narrator explains why he identifies World War I as "the war to change all wars". In summarizing the events of the Great War, this episode also details the particular experiences, fears, and motivations of soldiers, the concept of the war as a writers' war, and its major effects on other nations, particularly in the Russian Revolution, emergence of United States as a creditor nation, and the end of the Ottoman Empire.
W.H. Auden’s poem “Refugee Blues” launches a study of the problems of refugees. Background information about the poem and general information about Jewish refugees from Germany and Austria are provided, as are discussion questions and links to art works. Although designed to accompany a study of the plight of refugees during WWII, the concepts could be applied to refugees from any conflict.
In this trigger event of World War I activity, learners read a passage relating to the murder of Archduke Ferdinand at Sarajevo and fill in the missing words using the word bank.
Explore the Enlightenment period through literature, music, and autocratic rule. Each slide contains basic information on major Baroque, Classical, and political figures contemporary to the late 1700's and early 1800's. Vivaldi, Bach, Handel, Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Frederick II, Joseph II, and Catherine II are all mentioned.
Here is a very brief look at the five great powers of Europe. The Congress of Vienna is not explained very well, but key players are introduced, as are their actions, goals, and legacy.
In this world history worksheet, student read a page of information describing the action taken by Hitler between 1934 and 1941. There are no questions associated with this worksheet.
A timeline of the main events in Napoleon's career (starting in 1799) begins this video, which details the War of the Third Coalition and the transition of the Holy Roman Empire into the Confederation of the Rhine. Maps, paintings, and annotations will make this lecture appealing to your students as they learn about Napoleon's incredible rise to the position of Emperor, and therefore, near-invincibility. Strategies of the war from all perspectives help to round out this chapter in history.