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Use this presentation throughout your unit or lecture series on Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness. The first part of the slideshow provides a brief biography of Conrad, and is followed by a discussion on his more prominent themes. The last part of the presentation could accompany a class reading of Heart of Darkness, as it discusses key plot points and quotations from the novel.
Tenth graders discuss the events leading up to antisemitic behavior in Europe during World War II. Through various activities, 10th graders acquaint themselves with the political ideology of Nazism and assess responsibility for the Holocaust. Materials to complete this unit are included.
How did Medieval merchants use geographic resources to trade goods most efficiently? This mapping activity gives a simple visual account of trade routes throughout Europe. Historians fill in a blank legend indicating which routes are sea and which are land, and label the map from a list of 80 cities, countries, and bodies of water. Because of there are many labels, this activity may be best as a jigsaw in small groups, or even enlarge the map and do the activity as a whole-class.
How has the Central European map changed over the years? A color-coded map gives the geographic story of the German Empire, with a list of 42 cities, 35 countries and 12 bodies of water to label. A legend indicates colored regions, and is left blank for historians to decipher various acquisitions, territories, battles and fortifications. This could be a great jigsaw activity, and you could even try enlarging the map to create a visual display, so labels aren't so crowded.
What exactly was the Germanic Confederation? This map gives a clear geographic story of new political boundaries after the Congress of Vienna in 1815, with a list of 8 cities, 29 countries and 3 bodies of water to label. Historians create a legend and color-code the map, indicating regions such as France, Prussia, and the Austrian Empire.