World History 101

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 Scientific Revolution & Enlightenment

 

Explain connections between the ideas of the Enlightenment and changes in the relationships between citizens and their governments.

 

Explain how Enlightenment ideas produced enduring effects on political, economic and cultural institutions, including challenges to religious authority, monarchy and absolutism.

 

Materials:

World History: The Modern Era

Chapter 10 Section 1, 2, & 3.

 

The French Revolution & Napoleon

 

Explain connections among Enlightenment ideas, the American Revolution, the French Revolution and Latin American wars for independence.

 Analyze the purposes, structures and functions of various systems of government

including:

  1. Absolute monarchies;
  2. Constitutional monarchies;
  3. Parliamentary democracies;
  4. Presidential democracies;
  5. Dictatorships;
  6. Theocracies.

 Analyze and evaluate the influence of various forms of citizen action on public policy including:

  1. The French Revolution;
  2. The international movement to abolish the slave trade and slavery

 Describe and compare opportunities for citizen participation under different systems of government including:

  1. Absolute monarchies;
  2. Constitutional monarchies;
  3. Parliamentary democracies;
  4. Presidential democracies;
  5. Dictatorships;
  6. Theocracies.

 Materials:

World History: The Modern Era

Chapter 10 Section 4.

Chapter 11 Sections 1, 2, & 3.

 

Industrialization

 

Explain the social, political and economic effects of industrialization.

 

Explain the causes and effects of the Industrial Revolution with emphasis on:

     a.   How scientific and technological changes promoted         

          industrialization in the textile industry in England;

     b.   The impact of the growth of population, rural-to-urban

         migrations, growth of industrial cities, and emigration out of

         Europe;

 c. The changing role of labor and the rise of the union movement;

 d.      Changes in living and working conditions for the early industrial working class, especially women and children;

 e.       The growth of industrialization around the world

 

Describe costs and benefits of trade with regard to:

  1. Standard of living;  
  2. Productive capacity; 
  3. Usage of productive resource 
  4. Infrastructure. 

Materials:

World History: The Modern Era

Chapter 12 Section 1

Chapter 13 Sections 1 & 2

 

Imperialism:

 Analyze the reasons that countries gained control of territory through imperialism and the impact on people living in the territory that was controlled.

 

Explain the global impact of imperialism including:

            A. Modernization of  Japan

            B. Political and Social reform in China

            C. Exploitation of African Resources

 

Analyze the results of political, economic, and social oppression and the violation of  human rights including the  exploitation of indigenous peoples.

 

Analyze and evaluate the influence of various forms of citizen action on public policy including the independence movement in India.

 

Materials:

World History the Modern Era

Chapter 14, Sections 2, 3

Chapter 15, Sections 1, 2, 3

 

 

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