Italian Unification WebQuest
An Internet WebQuest on WebQuest

created by juliefox
Norwell High School

Introduction | The Task | The Process & Resources | Conclusion | HyperText Dictionary



Introduction

In the 18th century, liberal ideas from Britain and France spread rapidly across Europe. In 1815, the Congress of Vienna gave Austria control over most of the Italian peninsula while other areas of Italy were divided up into three separate nations. The liberal ideas of the Italians clashed with the conservative ideas of the Austrian monarchy. These clashes led to the rise of nationalism, the belief that the Italian people should control their own, united nation. There were four major leaders of the Italian Unification, each with his own idea of how Italy should be won and governed. This WebQuest will lead your group through a series of websites that explains the goals of unification, the major obstacles to unification, and the final outcome of the unification efforts. By the end of this lesson your team should be able to explain how the forces of nationalism and liberalism both helped and hindered the unification process in Italy.




The Quest

You are living in Italy in the year 1870. Create a public awareness campaign that informs the Italian people how the forces of nationalism and liberalism are both helping and hindering the unification of your country.




The Process and Resources

Each of you will research a separate aspect of the unification process and then come together in a team of four to brainstorm the following:
Problems with unification
Solutions to these problems
Once you have identified the major issues and possible solutions to Italian unification, your team will then create a publicity campaign to inform the Italian people how these issues relate to nationalism and liberalism. This product can be in the form of a poster, newscast, newspaper article, or a product of your choice. If your team has an original idea, you must pass it by me first. Your end product must include four or more specific examples from Italian unification to support your campaign. All sources you utilize must be documented.

Phase 1 - Background: Something for Everyone

Use the Internet information linked below to edit your history fram to make sure it is accurately filled out. Be creative in exploring the information so that you answer these questions as fully and insightfully as you can.

http://www.arcaini.com/ITALY/ItalyHistory/ItalianUnification.htm

http://killeenroos.com/4/ITALY.htm

Phase 2 - Looking Deeper from Different Perspectives

INSTRUCTIONS:

1. Individuals from your larger WebQuest team will explore one of the roles below.

2. Read through the files linked to your group. If you print out the files, underline the passages that you feel are the most important. If you look at the files on the computer, copy sections you feel are important by dragging the mouse across the passage and copying / pasting it into a word processor or other writing software.

3. Note: Remember to write down or copy/paste the URL of the file you take the passage from so you can quickly go back to it if you need to prove your point.

4. Be prepared to focus what you've learned into one main opinion that answers the Big Quest(ion) or Task based on what you have learned from the links for your role.

Giuseppe Mazzini

Use the Internet information linked below to answer these questions specifically related to Giuseppe Mazzini:

1. http://www.beyondbooks.com/eur12/2a.asp
2. http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/mod/1852mazzini.html
3. http://www.nationmaster.com/encyclopedia/Giuseppe-Mazzini
4. http://www.pvhs.chico.k12.ca.us/ bsilva/projects/revs/1848pers.html

Count Camillo di Cavour

Use the Internet information linked below to answer these questions specifically related to Count Camillo di Cavour:

1. http://www.beyondbooks.com/eur12/2a.asp
2. http://www.nationmaster.com/encyclopedia/Count-Cavour
3. http://www.zum.de/whkmla/region/italy/itunif.html
4. http://www.ohiou.edu/ Chastain/ac/cavour.htm

Guiseppe Garibaldi

Use the Internet information linked below to answer these questions specifically related to Guiseppe Garibaldi:

1. http://www.beyondbooks.com/eur12/2a.asp
2. http://www.sc.edu/library/spcoll/hist/garib/garib2.html
3. http://www.historyplace.com/speeches/garibaldi.htm
4. http://www.nationmaster.com/encyclopedia/Giuseppe-Garibaldi

Victor Emmanuel II

Use the Internet information linked below to answer these questions specifically related to Victor Emmanuel II:

1. http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/mod/1871victoremm.html
2. http://www.nationmaster.com/encyclopedia/Victor-Emmanuel-II-of-Italy
3. http://www.bartleby.com/65/vi/VictorEm2.html
4. http://www.slider.com/enc/55000/Victor_Emmanuel_II.htm

Phase 3 - Debating, Discussing, and Reaching Consensus

You have all learned about a different part of WebQuest. Now your group members will come back to the larger WebQuest team with expertise gained by searching from one perspective. You must all now answer the Task / Quest(ion) as a group. Each of you will bring a certain viewpoint to the answer: some of you will agree and others disagree. Use information, pictures, movies, facts, opinions, etc. from the Webpages you explored to convince your teammates that your viewpoint is important and should be part of your team's answer to the Task / Quest(ion). Now you are ready to create a public awareness campaign that informs the Italian people how the forces of nationalism and liberalism are both helping and hindering the unification of your country.

Phase 4 - Real World Feedback

Do nationalism and liberalism still influence our domestic and international politcs? Explain your answer. Give 2 specific examples from current events.

Your Contact is: the designated contact




Conclusion

Nice work. You should be proud of yourselves! Nationalism and liberalism were very powerful ideas that changed the course of history. They can be both united and devisive. These ideologies still influence our thoughts and practices today. Our next topic of study will be German Unification. Check out these websites to learn more about how the German's drew upon these principles to unify their country.

http://mars.acnet.wnec.edu/ grempel/courses/wc2/lectures/germanunif.html

http://www.age-of-the-sage.org/bismarck_germany.html



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