Lesson 1: Revolution in Haiti
Lesson 2: Debate: “Should the Haitian Slaves revolt in 1791?”
Lesson 3: Nationalism and Revolutions of 1848
(adapted from Colonial History of Haiti http://www.itsyourworld.org/schools/lessonPlans/lesson2.php)
- Students will learn about the history of Haitian colonial rule by examining and discussing two separate articles.
- Students will examine the foundations of slavery in Haiti and look at the organization of the slaves as they revolt and eventually win their independence from France.
Yale New Haven Teacher’s Institute http://www.yale.edu/ynhti/curriculum/units/1985/4/85.04.06.x.html
1. Students should be able to describe the issues facing the leaders of the San Domingo revolution in 1790.
2. Students should be able to empathize to a certain extent with those facing the decision to lead a violent revolt.
3. Students should be able to evaluate key factors in the decision making process.
Lesson 3: Nationalism and Revolutions of 1848 (Europe)
(Adapted from World History Workbook from The Center for Learning)
- Students will examine the reasons for the revolutionary upheaval in Europe in 1848.
- Students will make predictions about the impact of these revolutions on the future of Europe.
- Reinforce map skills.