Otto von Bismarck and Kaiser Wilhelm II PowerPoint Lesson Plan

Otto von Bismarck and Kaiser Wilhelm II

The Otto von Bismarck and Kaiser Wilhelm II modern history lesson plan is a comprehensive and engaging guide to the history of Germany before World War One. This lesson plan focuses on the influence of two important historical figures, Otto von Bismarck and Kaiser Wilhelm II, and their impact on Germany in the lead-up to the Great War.

The first half of the lesson focuses on Bismarck, the Chancellor of Germany from 1871 to 1890, and his role in unifying Germany and allying with Austria-Hungary. The second half of the lesson focuses on Kaiser Wilhelm II, the German Emperor from 1888 to 1918, and his pursuit of a large navy and issuance of the so-called “blank cheque” which contributed to the start of World War One.

This lesson plan is presented in a PowerPoint format and is designed to be engaging and interactive. Student activities include short films, group work, and comprehension questions. These activities will help students solidify their understanding of the material and retain the information long after the lesson.

Whether you are a teacher looking for a new and engaging way to teach modern history or a student seeking a deeper understanding of the events leading up to World War One, this lesson plan on Otto von Bismarck and Kaiser Wilhelm II is a perfect choice. Get ready to explore the background history of Germany in a whole new way!

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Description:Student activities include short films, group work, comprehension questions.
Estimated lessons:1-2
Ages14-18 years
Format PowerPoint

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