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CDV of the Week: #5: Separation of Powers

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CDV of the Week: #7: Popular Sovereignty

CDV of the Week: #8: Patriotism

CDV of the Week: #9:  Diversity

CDV of the Week: #10: Equality

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Unit 4: Absolutism, Enlightenment, & Revolution

Essential Questions:  What effect might social, economic, and religious conflicts have on European nations?  What effect would the exercise of absolute power have on a nation?  How might art, literature, and philosophy be influenced by the turbulence of the period?  How did scientific discoverss change people's attitudes towards natural events and religious faith?  How did new patterns of thought affect the ways that people studied social problems?  How did Enlightened ideas affect the actions of European rulers?  How did the American Revolution reflect Enlightened ideas?  What internal conflicts in France affected the progress of the French Revolution?  Why was Napoleon able to take control of France and become emperor?

The goals of unit four include the following:  

1.  Analyze major transformations in Russia including:imperial expansion and top-down westernization, the impact of its location relative to Europe and the political and cultural influence of the Byzantine Empire, Mongol Empire, and Orthodox Christianity.

2.  Explain the origins, growth, and consequences of

3.  European overseas expansion.

4.  Explain the development and impact of maritime power in Asia.

4.  5.  Describe the development and impact of land control in the Americas.

5.  6.  Analyze changes in Europe’s structure including: the rising military, bureaucracy, and nationalist power of European states.

     7.  Explain the causes of the Scientific Revolution.

     8.  List and explain scientific discoveries in astronomy and medicine that occurred during the Scientific Revolution.

     9.  Describe how philosophy and reason were incorporated into science

     10.  Explain how the Scientific Revolution gave birth to the Enlightenment.

     11.  Describe the ideas of the philosophes.

     12.  Analyze the origin of the social sciences in Europe.

     13.  Identify the factors that helped spread Enlightenment ideas through Europe.'

     14.  Explain how enlightened thought influenced rulers in Prussia, Austria, and Russia.

     15.  Explain the causes and consequences of the Seven Years’ War.

     16.  Analyze the influence of the Enlightenment on the Arts.

     17.  Describe the connection between the Enlightenment and political revolutions in America and France.

     18.  Describe the rise and fall of Napoleon.


  •     Michigan Social Studies Standards: 5.3.4, 5.3.5, 6.1.1, 6.1.2, 6.1.3, 6.1.4, 6.2.1, 6.2.3, 6.3.1 
  •     National Geography Standards:  3, 9, 10, 11, 13
  •     Common Core:  11.RH.1, 11.RH.2, 11.RH.6, 11.RH.8, 11.WHST.1, 11.WHST.4,  11.WHST.6, 11.WHST.8, 11.W.9

 Contact C. Schull by email (schullc@harpercreek.net) or by phone (269-441-8484).  

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