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Course Name:
Teacher Name:
Modern World
Harris
Level:
Standard
Texts/Instructional Materials:
World History: People and Nations
1st Quarter:
UNIT I:
I.
II.
III.
IV.
V.
UNIT II:
I.
II.
FRENCH REVOLUTION
Causes of the French Revolution
A. Economics
1. Deficit
2. Distribution of wealth
3. Feudal System
B. Political
1. Weak leadership
2. Absolutism
C. Social
1. Rigid class structure
D. Philosophical
1. Impact of the Enlightenment
Fall of the Old Regime
A. Estates General
B. National Assembly
C. Bastille Day
D. March on Versailles
E. Constitution of 1791
The French Republic
A. National Convention
1. Reign of Terror
2. Reforms of the Convention
B. Directory
1. Napoleon Bonaparte's rise to power
French Empire
A. 1st Empire
1. Organization
2. Continental System
3. Continued Warfare
4. 100 days-Battle of Waterloo
Congress of Vienna
INDUSTRIAL AND AGRICULTURAL REVOLUTIONS
Agricultural Revolution
Industrial Revolution
A. New technology
B. Industrialization
1. Factors/causes
a. Natural resources
b. Capital
c. Government policy
Points:
2.5
1. Laizze-faire
2. Trade policy
d. Technology
e. Labor force
C. Effects of Industrialization
D. Reform Movements
1. Rise of labor unions
2. Political movements
a. socialism } Covered in greater depth
b. communism } in later units.
Economic Theory
A. Protectionism vs. free trade
III.
MAJOR ASSIGNMENTS:
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Unit Tests
Create a timeline tracing the major events of the French Revolution
In a paper, compare and contrast working conditions before and after the Industrial Revolution
2nd Quarter:
UNIT III:
I.
AGE OF IMPERIALISM
Motives for Imperialism
A. Economics
1. Markets for finished goods
2. Source of raw materials
B. Political
1. Nationalism
2. Rise of nation states
3. Military bases
C. Social
1. Humanitarian
2. Religious
3. Darwinism
II. Impact of Imperialism
A. Africa
1. Conquest/Rivalries/Partition
2. New Technology
3. Types of government (optional)
4. Breakdown of traditional cultures
B. Asia
1. India
a. European Arrival
b. British East India Company
c. Impact of British Rule
d. Independence Movement
2. China*
a. Opium War
b. Tamping Rebellion
c. Spheres of Influence
d. Boxer Rebellion
e. Open Door Policy
3. Japan
a. Review of Tokugawa Period
b. Meiji Restoration
c. Expansion
4. Southeast Asia
a. European contact
b. Division by colonial powers
D. Western Hemisphere
1. Review of Colonial Empires
2. South American Independence Movements
3. Expansion of the role of the US
a. Monroe Doctrine
b. Spanish American War
c. Panama Canal
d. "Police Power"
*A review and closer look at China will occur in the unit on the Cold War.
UNIT IV:
I.
II.
III.
WORLD WAR
Causes of World War I
A. Nationalism
1. Competition between the major powers
2. Self-determination
B. Imperialism
1. Multi-ethnic empires
2. Colonial empires
C. System of Alliances
D. Militarism
1. Naval rivalry between Britain and Germany
2. Increase in military spending
E. Short Term causes
1. Assassination in Sarajevo
2. Lack of a Diplomatic Solution
Major Events of the War
A. New Technology/Strategies
Peace Settlements
A. 14 Points
B. Peace Treaties
C. New Political Order
MAJOR ASSIGNMENTS:
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Unit Tests
Research project on the effects of Imperialism on a former European colony.
Various simulations portraying the different aspects of World War One.
*Assessment Tools:
Portfolios
Teacher observations
Self-grading and evaluations
Notebooks
Interdisciplinary activities
Role playing
Co-operative learning projects
Open note tests and quizzes
Journal/Diaries
Final Exam
Research papers
Class Participation
Homework
Rubrics
Oral presentation Rubrics
Projects
Map illustrations
Simulations
Open ended questions
Multimedia presentations
Take home tests/writing assignments
Objective Tests/Quizzes
Essays
Presentations
Document Analysis
Binder Presentations
*See IEP or 504 plan for modification where applicable.
Grading Policy:
Grading is based on tests, quizzes, projects (such as power point demonstrations), classwork, homework,
and class participation. Homework is assigned as appropriate, approximately 30 minutes per night.
Final term grades will be determined as follows:
 Tests and Projects
 Classwork/Homework (Binder Required)
 Quizzes
 Participation
30 %
40 %
15 %
15 %
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