Upon successful completion of this lesson, students should be able to:
1. Explain the events that led to the founding of Israel and the formal independence of the nation in 1948. What role did Great Britain play in the dividing of the land in this part of the Middle East?
2. Describe the various social reform movements of the 19th-century Anglican church and how these affected life for people living in Great Britain.
3. Detail the changes in Judaism from the Middle Ages through the "emancipation" period, explaining the divisions of Judaism that emerged after this time.
4. How did colonialism affect the Islamic nations of the Middle East? What are some of the repercussions of rapid economic growth in the Middle East today?
5. Why was Romanticism a sort of rebellion against Classicism? How did the rebellion manifest in works of artists, writers, and composers?
6. In what ways did education change during the Romantic era, especially related to the view of adults on children?
Uses online links for reading plus PowerPoints
1. What type of speech does Wilberforce deliver to Parliament on slavery? Look at his words. How does he use an emotional appeal to provoke his listeners?
2. What is Herzl asking for in his speech (list specifics)? Why does he think it is necessary to have a Jewish homeland?
3. Why was there a move towards modernism in some Islamic states in the 19th century? Discuss specifically the reforms of Turkey and Persia (Iran) in your answer.
4. Visit the webpage for Romantic-era music via the link found in the syllabus. Listen to the three excerpts of recordings from the works of Beethoven, Schubert, and Wagner. Which one, to you, most exemplifies "Romanticism" as described/defined in the PowerPoint? State your reasons with specific examples.
5. Visit the link to Romantic writing (there are fine arts there as well) at the British Library via the link in your syllabus. Choose two of the following authors from the website: P.B. Shelley ("The Masque of Anarchy"), Wordsworth ("Lyrical Ballads"), Blake ("Songs of Innocence and Experience"), Coleridge ("A Walking Tour of Cumbria"), Radcliffe ("The Mysteries of Udolpho"), and Keats ("Ode on a Grecian Urn"). Compare and contrast the two works/authors. Do they fully represent Romanticism? How? Some of these are "early" Romantics, while others are "later" Romantics. Do you notice any differences?
6. View the selections of Romantic-era paintings from the Metropolitan Museum of Art via the link in your syllabus. (Note that many of them are by Delacroix). Which painting is your favorite, and why? How does the painting appeal to your senses or possibly your understanding of the natural world?
The following websites may be useful to you in finding terms, studying for exams, and expanding your knowledge of this lesson's content.
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