Everything you need to understand or teach The Age of Revolution by Eric Hobsbawm.
The Age of Revolution is Eric Hobsbawm's survey of Western Europe during the years between 1789 and 1848. Major events covered during that period include the storming of the Bastille marking the beginnings of the French Revolution and the publication of The Communist Manifesto by Karl Marx, signaling the widespread political upheaval in Europe that comes in 1848. Hobsbawm divides his book into two sections, the first describing the actual events of the period and their immediate results, and the second examining the larger transformations that occur.
The two major events during this period are the Industrial Revolution which begins in Britain and the French Revolution and subsequent wars under Napoleon. This "dual revolution," as Hobsbawm calls it, transforms not only Britain, France and the rest of Europe, but has economic and social repercussions around the world. Through increased trade, Britain, and to a lesser extent France, export their new industrial...
The Age of Revolution: Europe 1789-1848 Lesson Plans contain 125 pages of teaching material, including: