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1 Course- wide 1. Understand the significance of the past to one s own life, and to society. 2. Perceive past events and issues as they were experienced by people at the time, to develop historical empathy as opposed to present- mindedness. 3. Acquire a comprehension of diverse cultures and of shared humanity. 4. Understand how things happen and how things change, how human intentions matter, but also how their consequences are shaped by the means of carrying them out, in a tangle of purpose and process. 5. Recognize the importance of individuals who have made a difference in history, and the significance of personal character for both good and ill. 6. Understand the relationship between geography and history as a matrix of time and place and as context for events 7. Read widely and critically in order to recognize the difference between fact and conjecture, between evidence and assertion, and thereby to frame useful questions. Course- wide 1. How do wars shape alliances and contribute to national identities? 2. How do natural resources affect nations and potential conflict among them? 3. What differentiates one nation s identity from another? 4. What role does technology play in the history of a people? 5. What assumptions do different groups hold about power, authority, governance, and law? 6. How does the individual influence world events? 7. To what extent do the concepts of justice and human rights differ across time and place?

2 Unit One: Industrialization In the latter half of the 19 th century, the world witnesses the effects of the Industrial Revolution, the rise in democratic institutions, and the beginning of an era of progress. The Industrial Revolution leads to economic, social, and political movements. Democracy is strengthened in Britain and France, yet women fail to obtain suffrage. In addition, the British colonies of Canada, Australia, and New Zealand become democratic states within the British empire. But the struggle for home rule fails in Ireland, and the country splits into an independent country and a British province. Meanwhile the world enters an era of progress as key inventions, new theories in physics and biology, and medical advances transform daily life for many people. Due to new technologies, mass culture emerges in the United States. What were the causes and effects of the Industrial Revolution? 1. Adam Smith and Karl Marx s responded to the Industrial Revolution.. 2. The relationship between industrialization and the rise in democratic institutions in the late 19 th century. 3. The development of the independence, and identify and explain the significance of at least five events. 4. Recognize the discoveries of the 19 th century contribute to the development of the notion of progress, and their environmental impact. Identify their economic theories and contrast their views with specific references to their writings. To recognize the relationship and explain how one led to and was influenced by the other. Identify examples of and compare and contrast independent movements Identify and explain at least five examples.

3 Unit Two: Imperialism In the late 1800s and early 1900s, Western imperialists establish colonies in Africa and Asia. The Europeans export finished goods to the colonies and import raw materials and cash crops. Colonial rule takes many forms and provokes varying degrees of resistance from natives. At the same time, transformations in governments occur around the world. What were the causes and effects of the Imperialism? 1. The causes of imperialism. 2. Europeans attitude toward Africans from the Berlin Conference? 3. Europeans attitude and justifications concerning imperialism and the rest of the world 4. At least two positive and two negative outcomes of imperialism in Africa Name the causes of Imperialism Recognize the relationship between industrialization and imperialism. Argue the positive and negative effects of imperialism. 5. The reactions of African, Asian, Muslim, and Indian societies to Imperialism.

4 With a political assassination, a complex system of alliances draws Europe into war with industrialized weapons. Despite major battles and terrible casualties, the Allies nor the Central Powers advance. The entrance of the U.S. into the war gives the victory to the Allies. After a war that leaves millions dead and costs hundreds of millions of dollars, world leaders seek to build a lasting peace at the Treaty of Versailles. What were the causes and effects of World War One? 1. The long term and immediate causes of the Great War. 2. How the Industrial Revolution affected warfare and strategy in the Great War. 3. How did the war spread beyond Europe and became a world war. 4. The lasting artistic legacy of the Great War. 5. The reasons for why the treaty failed to create a lasting peace. Name the causes of World War One. Recognize the relationship between industrialization, imperialism, and World War One. Analyze the short term, midterm, and long-term effects of the war and the treaty.

5 Unit Three World War One

6 Chpt 30:The political upheavals that swept through Russia, China, and India resulted in Russia forming a totalitarian state, China undergoing a civil war, and India gaining self-rule. Students will explore the evolution of conflict between revolutionaries and nationalists before, during, and after World War I. 1. After Lenin died, Stalin seized power and transformed the Soviet Union into a totalitarian state. 2. More recent dictators have used Stalin s tactics for seizing total control over individuals and the state. 3. After the fall of the Qing dynasty, nationalist and Communist movements struggled for power. 4 Nationalism triggered independence movements to overthrow colonial powers. These independent nations India, Turkey, Iran, and Saudi Arabia are key players on the world stage today. 1. Describe the social unrest in Russia, the Bolshevik Revolution, and the resulting communist government. 2. Describe totalitarianism, the building of the totalitarian state in Russia, and the economic system under Stalin. 3. Summarize the collapse of Imperial China and the struggle between the Nationalists and Communists for control over China. 4. Trace the nationalist movement in India that resulted in limited selfrule and describe the independence movements in Southwest Asia. Chapter 31: Societies underwent political, economic, social and scientific changes that brought them to the brink of another world war. Students will explore the economic, political, social, and scientific changes that brought the world to the brink of a second world war. 1. The postwar period was one of loss and uncertainty but also one of invention, creativity, and new ideas. 1. Identify the scientific, artistic, social, and technological changes that took

7 Postwar trends in physics, psychiatry, art, literature, communication, music, and transportation still affect our lives. 2. An economic depression in the United States spread throughout the world and lasted for a decade. 3. In response to political turmoil and economic crises, Italy and Germany turned to totalitarian dictators. These dictators changed the course of history, and the world is still recovering from their abuse of power. 4. As Germany, Italy, and Japan conquered other countries, the rest of the world did nothing to stop them. Many nations today take a more active and collective role in world affairs, as in the United Nations. place during the 1920s and the impact they had on the world. 2. Describe postwar Europe and Weimar Republic, and the causes and effects of the Great Depression. 3. Trace the rise of fascism in Italy and Germany and describe its impact. 4. Compare the attempts by fascist nations to gain power with the efforts of democratic nations to preserve peace. Unit Four: Revolutions, Nationalism and Uncertainty

8 Unit 5: World War II and the Cold War Chapter 32: Hitler s actions set off World War II. The results of the war still affect the politics and economics of today s world. Students will explore the causes and results of World War II. 1. Using the sudden mass attack called the blitzkrieg, Germany overran much of Europe and North Africa. 2. Japan attacked Pearl Harbor in Hawaii and brought the United States into World War II. 3. During the Holocaust, Hitler s Nazis killed six million Jews and five million other non-aryans. The violence against Jews during the Holocaust led to the founding of Israel after World War II. 4. Led by the United States, Great Britain, and the Soviet Union, the Allies scored key victories and won the war. 5. World War II cost millions of human lives and billions of dollars in damages. It left Europe and Japan in ruins. 1. Describe how Germany overran much of Europe and North Africa. 2. Explain how the Japanese expanded their power in the Pacific. 3. Describe the results of the Final Solution. 4. Summarize the Allied campaigns and the events that led to surrender. 5. Compare postwar governments in Europe and Japan.

9 Chapter 33: The conflicts between the United States and the Soviet Union played a major role in reshaping the modern world. Students will explore the conflicts between competing economic systems and the restructuring of alliances from 1945 to the present. 1. The opposing economic and political philosophies of the United States and the Soviet Union led to global competition. 2. After World War II, Chinese Communists defeated Nationalist forces and two separate Chinas emerged. 3. In Asia, the Cold War flared into actual wars supported mainly by the superpowers. 4. The superpowers supported opposing sides in Latin American and Middle Eastern conflicts. 5. The Cold War began to thaw as the superpowers entered an era of uneasy diplomacy. 1. Analyze the global competition between the United States and the Soviet Union. 2. Explain how the Communists took control of China. 3. Describe the Korean and Vietnam Wars. 4. Describe how the Cold War affected nations. 5. Trace the development of the Cold War. Unit Five: World War II and the Cold War

10 Chapter 34: World War II ended European dominance and changed the balance of power in the world. Students will explore independence movements and political conflicts in Africa and Asia as colonialism gave way after World War II. 1. New nations emerged from the British colony of India. 2. Former colonies in Southeast Asia worked to build new governments and economies. 3. After World War II, African leaders threw off colonial rule and created independent countries. 4. Division of Palestine after World War II made the Middle East a hotbed of competing nationalist movements. 5. Lands controlled or influenced by the Soviet Union struggle with the challenges of establishing new nations. 1. Trace the struggles for freedom on the Indian subcontinent. 2. Trace the independence movements in the Philippines, Burma, Malaysia, Singapore, and Indonesia. 3. Explain the independence movements and struggles in Ghana, Kenya, Congo, and Angola. 4. Describe the formation of Israel and conflicts in the Middle East. 5. Summarize the struggles for independence in Central Asia Chapter 35 By the mid-1990s, almost all Latin American nations had democratic governments. Students will explore the 1. Summarize Brazil s Mexico s, and Argentina s efforts to build democracy. 2. Describe the struggles to establish democracies in Africa. 3. Explain the breakup of the Soviet Union. 4. Summarize the reforms and changes in Europe. 5. Analyze China s policies

11 struggles for change in Latin America, Africa, the former Soviet bloc, and China. 1. In Latin America, economic problems and authoritarian rule delayed democracy. 2. As the recent histories of Nigeria and South Africa show, ethnic and racial conflicts can hinder democracy. 3. Democratic reforms brought important changes to the Soviet Union. 4. Changes in the Soviet Union led to changes throughout Central and Eastern Europe. 5. In response to contact with the West, China s government has experimented with capitalism but has rejected calls for democracy. toward capitalism and democracy. and the research paper. Unit Six: Postcolonialism and the Struggle for Democracy

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