An Introduction to Eric Hobsbawm’s The Age Of Revolution

Discover the ways that the exploited class has influenced our modern lives with a short study of Eric Hobsbawm's The Age of Revolution: 1789 - 1848. High schoolers discuss the Marxist perspective of how the Industrial Revolution and the French Revolution fueled the creation of the world we know today.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Pair with a discussion on Marxism or the French Revolution
  • Connect to a lesson on different government and economic systems
  • Have learners watch the video at home and come prepared to discuss what they have learned
Classroom Considerations

  • Comment section is open to the public
  • You can find the full analysis of the text at the publisher's website
Pros

  • Helpful animations make a complex concept easier to follow
  • Clearly explains Hobsbawm's point of view
Cons

  • None