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I The Renaissance, Age of Exploration, Reformation, and Scientific Revolution

 

  1.   Age of Exploration
  1. Roles of explorers and conquistadors
  2. Impace of European expansion
  3. Columbia exchange
  4. Role of Christianity

 

  1.   Reformation
  1. religious climate in Europe
  2. Luther and Calvin and the impact of Protestantism
  3. Counter-Reformation
  4. Henry VIII and the development of the Church of England

 

  1.   Scientific Revolution
  1. New scientific theories and technological changes
  2. Science challenges the Church

Age of Absolutism, the Enlightenment, and Revolutions

 

  1.   Age of Absolutism
  1. commercial and maritime growth of European nations
  2. religious wars divide Europe
  3. establishment of the monarchies

 

  1.   Enlightenment
  1. ideas of significant individuals
  2. effect of political and religious ideas

Age of Absolutism, the Enlightenment, and Revolutions

 

  1.   Age of Absolutism
  1. commercial and maritime growth of European nations
  2. religious wars divide Europe
  3. establishment of the monarchies

 

 

WH.1 The student will analyze and summarize the impact of the major patterns of political, economic, and cultural change over time to 1450 CE and their long-term influences

 

CONTENTS Standard WH 1.2 1.3 1.4

 

WH.2 The student will analyze patterns of social, economic, political, and cultural changes during the rise of Western civilization and the Global Age (1400-1750 CE).

 

CONTENT Standards 2.1 2.2 2.3

WH.3 The student will analyze the political, economic, and social transformations brought about by the events of the age of revolutions and imperialism (1750-1900 CE).

CONTENT

Standards 3.1 3.2

3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6

 

 

WH.4 The student will evaluate the global transformation created by the World Wars (1900-1945 CE).

 

4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1 week

 

Text:

Chapters 15-16

 

Maps:

Textbook Source Materials

 

Videos:

Private Life of Henry VIII

 

 

Readings:

Textbook Source Materials

 

 

Section 1:

Birth of the     Renaissance

 

Section 2:

Renaissance spreads throughout Europe

 

Section 3:

Reformation

 

Section 4:

Age of Exploration

 

 

 

 

Nineteenth Century

 

  1.   Describe the political developments in Europe
  1. Congress of Vienna
  2. Unification of Italy and Germany

 

  1.   Industrial Revolution
  1. technological change
  2. effect on society
  3. emergence of capitalism, socialism, and communism
  4. rise of imperialism and colonialism

 

 

WH.6 The student will evaluate contemporary global issues and challenges

6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 6.5 6.6 6.7

1 week

Text:

Chapters 17-21

 

Maps:

Textbook Source Materials

 

Videos:

Elizabeth the Queen

French Revolution

Amadeus

 

Readings:

Textbook Source Materials

 

Section 1:

Rise of Democracy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Standard 14

1, 2, 3, 4

 

 

 

 

Standard 15

1, 2, 3, 4, 5

1 week

Text:

Chapters 22-25

 

Maps:

Textbook Source Materials

 

Video:

Oliver!

 

Readings:

Textbook Source Materials

 

Section 2:

Era of the Industrial Revolution

 

Section 3:

Colonialism

 

 

 

 

 

World Wars and Twentieth Century Revolutions

 

  1.   Cause and effects of WWI

 

  1.   Russian Revolution
  1. Rise of Bolsheviks
  2. Creation of the Soviet Union

 

  1.   Years between the wars

 

  1.   Cause and effects of WWII

 

  1.   Revolutionary movements in China

 

 

Contemporary World Affairs

 

  1.   Independence movements in Africa and Asia

 

  1.   Effects of the Cold War around the world

 

  1.   Creation of the modern state of Israel

 

  1.   Military and political conflicts in Korea and Vietnam

 

  1.   End of Cold War and collapse of the Soviet Union

 

  1.   Required Americas map test

 

 

 

Standard 16

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

1 week

Text:

Chapters 27-31

 

Videos:

All Quiet on the   Western Front

1917 Revolution in Russia

Echoes of War

 

Section 4:

Challenges to Modernization:  The World Wars

 

Section 1:

The Fall of Tsarist Russia

 

Section 2:

Soviet Union under Stalin

 

Section 1

Communist China

 

Section 2:

Modern Japan