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Description of Classroom: We have two regular World History classes each of which has 32
students. The students are made up of 10th grade students, and 11th and 12th grade students who have taken World History unsuccessfully before. We have about 1/3 of the students who are white, 1/3 of the students are Latino and the rest are African American and Asian.

Background: This is the second to the last day of a week and a half long unit on Imperialism and
National. Today we are discussing Nationalism in Germany with a special emphasis on the role Played by Otto Von Bismark. It is also two days before Spring Break so the students are a bit antsy. I am trying something new, having the students read the materials in the book, then make up a face Book page for Otto Von Bismark.

Content Objective(s): Students will be able to discuss what role Germany played in the 1800s in
Europe, Asia and African and what role Otto Von Bismark played in particular..

Language Objective(s):
Students will be able to explain realpotik and why Von Bismark was such as master at it.

Nevada Standards:
Students will analyze the causes and consequences of nationalist responses to European empires in Europe and around the world.

Key Vocabulary:
Realpotik Socialist

Best Practices: (put an X next to those that you address in your lesson)
Preparation Adaptation of content Scaffolding Modeling Grouping Options Whole Class

Links to background X X Links to past learning Strategies incorporated Integration of Processes X X X Listening Speaking Reading Writing

Guided practice Independent practice Verbal scaffolds Procedural scaffolds Application Hands-on Authentic (Meaningful) Linked to objectives Promotes engagement


Small groups Partners Independent Assessment Individual Group


Written Oral

Teaching Strategies:
Partner work Discussion with Questions

Warm Up Activity: Have any of you heard of the term Realpoltik? What does it man? Do you think governments today follow this idea: What governments an why or why not?

Lesson Sequence:
Discuss the students answers to the opening activity. Have the students break into partners. Each group must pick up one of the handouts on Creating a facebook account on Otto Von Bismark. Students must read pages 570-576 World History: Connections to Today. Students must create a facebook page for Otto Von Bismark based upon the materials from your book. Make sure that you addresss everything on the sheet you receive, you can address more if you wish. (Due March 21 E. O.P) If you have extra time you can work on your project due March 22. We will end with a review of Kaiser Wilhelm and Bismarks impacts on Germany

I will print the handout in 20 type print for the student with the visual problem. Any students Having difficulties can finish the project at home and turn it in tomorrow morning.

Supplementary Materials:
World History: Connections to Today Facebook Handouts

We ended with a review and discussion of what the students learned. I also graded the students Facebook handouts.

Reflection: This worked pretty well, especially given how antsy the students were. I did not originally include a requirement that the students draw a picture or symbol of Von Bismark but noticed some students did draw in the first couple of periods. I would Definitely include that as a requirement in any future assignments

Facebook Page on Otto Von Bismark

World History Honors Mrs. Self and Ms. Mohr March 20, 2013 Objective: Likes: Dislikes: Successes: Failures: