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The Unification of Germany 1815–1919

This is an in-depth course of study about German Unification to the end of WWI and the establishment of the Weimar Government. This course is meant to support students preparing for I.B./GCSE/A-Level/A.P. exams, but is open to all.
Keith (M.A. Military History)
273 total reviews for this teacher
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Over 25 weeks
60 minutes per class

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Class Experience

Students will learn about Germany History from the Post-Napoleonic Period
Students will learn about Germany during the Revolutions of 1848
Students will learn about Otto von Bismarck and his role in Unification
Students will learn about the Wars of German Unification
Students will learn about the period of German History under the rule of Wilhelm II
Students will learn about the causes of the Great War from a German perspective
Students will learn about the reasons for German of the First World War
Students will learn about the aftermath of the Paris Peace Conference
I am a certified (7-12) Social Studies teacher and have taught a variety of honors level courses (AS/A Level, KS3, GCSE, I.B. and A.P.) in both private and public schools over the past 30 years. Historical writing, source analysis, and exam preparation as well as an immersive approach to the study of history has made my classes both meaningful and enjoyable. My tutoring experience has spanned the entire 21st century with ACT, SAT, SSAT, ISEE, A.P. Histories, and Subject Tests. 
Available upon request
Available upon request for specific exams
1 hour per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
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Keith (M.A. Military History)
Lives in Canada
Igniting Passion for Learning through an Immersive Approach
273 total reviews
359 completed classes

About Me

Over the past 30 years I have taught I.G.C.S.E, A-Level, I.B., and A.P. History throughout the Atlantic region in both private and public school settings. During that time I have instructed students in a variety of rigorous exam subjects . I am a... 
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