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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.
Reisen Macht Spa??!
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.
Basic Waltz Steps
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 plan may take more than one day to teach the different variations of the five basic waltz steps.
Getting to Know Austria- Map Skills
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.
Map of Austria
For this geography of Austria worksheet, students color and label a map with major cities and important physical features. Neighboring countries are also shown but are not labeled.
Young scholars 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.
Napoleon and the War of the Third Coalition
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.
Napoleon and the War of the Fourth Coalition
France has gone through a lot of changes lately - first the monarchy fell to revolution, then the Republic was formed from the ashes, and now Napoleon has made France a major world power once again. This video shows the meteoric rise of Napoleon I, the new Emperor, and his continued acquisition of power and territory as he fights Russia, Prussia, and Great Britain in the War of the Fourth Coalition.
Napoleon and the Wars of the First and Second Coalitions
After a brief summary of Napoleon's conquests and the coalitions against which he fought, this video details his emergence as Emperor and a major superpower in Europe. It summarizes main points about Napoleon, including his trail through Egypt and back into France, and his appointment as first Consul. This video is a good way to expose students to the basic feats of Napoleon through a series of explanatory maps, up to the formation of the Third Coalition in 1803.
French Revolution (Part 4)- The Rise of Napoleon Bonaparte
A good way to transition from the French Revolution to the influence of Napoleon Bonaparte, this video details how the French government changed in the intervening years, and Napoleon's militaristic rise to power. The colorful maps, pictures, and annotations detail the instances in which "Napoleon kicks butt," and will make this presentation appealing to even uninterested historians.
Teaching the Holocaust Through Poetry
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.
Consolidation of European State Systems
Several wars and changes in government had to happen before Europe was able to consolidate its state system. The presentation begins with King Louis XV and runs through each major European ruler over the next 72 years! It provides political and biographical information on Anne I, George I and II, Charles VI, Maria Theresa, the succession of Fredericks, and Peter the Great.
The Revolutions of 1848
1848 was a hot year for Europe, which endured political tumult and upheaval after years of tension buildup. This presentation details the circumstances surrounding revolutions in France, Austria-Hungary, Romania, Italy, Prussia, and Germany. The final slides detail the aftermath that led directly into the events of the upcoming 20th century.
The July Crisis: Can You Stop the Great War?
Students role-play as diplomats from countries involved in World War I who have received telegrams stating they must prepare presentations on their country's position about the war. They have 45 minutes to reach a peace accord, or they must declare war.
Euro Cent Trick
Students investigate the positive and negative aspects of the currency switch to the euro in eleven European countries as of January 1, 1999. They research the previous currencies of the eleven countries and create posters illustrating their findings.
Austria Outline Map
In this blank outline map worksheet, students explore the European nation of Austria. This map may be used for a variety of geographic activities.
Describing Traditional Christmas Foods
In this grammar worksheet, students read and guess what type of traditional Christmas food is being described in sixteen descriptions of different types of foods.
World War I (1914–1919)
In this online interactive history quiz worksheet, students respond to 50 multiple choice questions about World War I. Students may submit their answers to be scored.
World War I (1914–1919)
In this online interactive history worksheet, students respond to 9 short answer questions about World War I. Students may check some of their answers on the interactive worksheet.
In this online interactive history quiz worksheet, students respond to 45 multiple choice questions about European history between the years of 1871 and 1914. Students may submit their answers to be scored.