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Modern World History ACP 2015 Final Exam Preparation Guide Test Date Thurs June 16, 2016 Green Block: 8:00-10:15 Tan Block: 11:00-1:15 Monday June 20, 2016 Blue Block: 8:00-10:15 You are expected to be in my classroom (409) by the start time of the exam as we will be using the entire two hours and fifteen minutes. When you come into the classroom, you will not be able to leave the room until the exam session has ended. This means, that you MUST use the restroom, go to the nurse, call your mom, etc. before you come to class. Per order of the ADMINISTRATION I will not be allowed to let you leave! The WHS Administration states: Under no circumstances should students leave the exam room until the bell rings. *If you have accommodations, it is your responsibility to speak with me about accessing them!! I am more than willing to schedule additional time and/or a computer for the essay as long as it is scheduled in advance of finals week (prior to June 10th)* You must come to the exam with: ● your textbook or money to pay for your textbook ($_______). You will not be given a final course grade until you have paid for or returned your book. You will receive an Incomplete as you haven’t completed the expectations of the course ● a #2 pencil for the objective portion of your exam ● a document that has ONLY your claim (1 sentence) & topic sentences (3 sentences) for your essay. This will be turned in with the exam. ● marked up primary source for participation in the discussion portion of the exam. Format of the Exam Section One: Objective Portion 50% ● You will answer multiple-choice questions (60-70) as well as a series of questions based off the reading of a document (5-7 questions). Section Two: Oral Expression and Group Discussion 10% ● Prior to the exam you will be randomly assigned a primary source which you will prepare by: ○ Researching the context of when the document was written: essentially know what was going on at the time, important events, people that it might have influenced or been influenced by. ○ Determining the author’s main point: why was this document written? What is the documents purpose? What is it saying? ■ Analyze the document’s significance in history (within curriculum or the world today). Be able to evaluate how the document is part of a greater narrative of modern world history. ○ During the exam you will be called to the hallway in groups of three-four to have a discussion about your primary sources. You will share your source and what you see as its significance. You will then work with your group to synthesize your individual arguments for each source to construct a larger thesis about how your sources cohere as evidence of a greater narrative of modern world history. Section Three: Five-Paragraph Essay 40% ● You will write a five paragraph analytical essay that presents an original argument based on one of the questions that you choose. ● You may prepare your central claim and three sub claim to use during the essay portion of the exam. You may ONLY prepare the above. If you come to the exam with anything else written on the paper, it will be considered cheating and will result in a zero! ● You must use two different time periods/eras/units in your essay. At least ONE section that you discuss must be from the first semester and at least ONE must be from the second semester. (see below for more details) Essay questions to choose from: ● How and why do certain nations of the globe experience political, economic, or military success while others seem to be forced to the periphery? ● If power was defined by empires in the 19th century, then why was the nation-state the dominant political model by the end of the 20th century? ● Considering our studies over the course of the school year, what factor was most significant in causing global conflict? Essay requirements: 1. An introduction that sets the scene and puts your essay into context. The last sentence of your introduction should be a clear, concise underlined central claim (thesis statement) 2. 3 analytical body paragraphs with ○ Sub claims that present a mini-claim that connects to your larger claim ○ transition sentences ○ specific evidence that supports your claims (an analytical body paragraph needs to present evidence from each semester- and then the third paragraph can be from either semester. Want to think carefully about order of sub claims so that the essay is the most persuasive and easy to follow/understand) ■ First Semester: 19 th century & the Foundations of the Modern World Nationalism and Imperialism World War I ■ Second Semester: Rise of Totalitarianism World War II Cold War ○ thoughtful reasoning for how your evidence supports your claims (analysis) 3. A concluding paragraph Modern World History ACP Final Study Guide-2016 Reminder: This is just a guide highlighting the major topics/themes from the year. ALL material is fair game for the final!! Development of New Ideas and Economic Systems Identifications/Terms Concepts Effects of industrialization on the environment and the workplace Major thinkers of the time period · Adam Smith · Karl Marx & Frederick Engels Major Economic Systems · Mercantilism · Capitalism/Laissez-faire · Socialism · Communism/Class Struggle Political Spectrum & Ideologies · Liberalism · Socialism · Conservatism · Communism · Reactionary · Radical How did the Industrial Revolution contribute to the development of new economic systems? How did the IR impact the modern era? How did the economic theories that emerged from the changes of the early 19th century impact how people interacted with each other? How did the Industrial Revolution affect the class system? Who were the major political thinkers of the 19th century and what were their visions for society? How were socialism and communism a reaction to the societal changes stemming from the Industrial Revolution? Nationalism & Self-Determination Identifications/Terms Concepts Congress of Vienna ● Conservative ideology established in Europe ● Liberal reactions (Revolutions 1848) Nationalism Realpolitik Effects of Nationalism ● Unification of Germany Bismarck/Wilhem I ● Japanese Nationalism Meiji Restoration Breakdown of European Empires ● Austria-Hungary ● Ottoman Empire How did the political climate in Europe in the 19th century influence the development of nationalism? How and why were the principles of realpolitik used by European leaders in the late nineteenth century? How can nationalism be both constructive and destructive? If, in the first half of the 19th century, nationalism emerged as a means of liberal emancipation, then how by the end of the 19th century did it become a tool of political and social control? Imperialism Identifications/Terms Concepts Define imperialism PRIMES Colonialism in Africa o Scramble for Africa British Imperialism in India o Sepoy Rebellion & British Control Imperialism in China o Opium wars o Spheres of Influences Japan as an imperial power o Korea What were the motives for European New Imperialism? How did imperialist countries conquer and rule over foreign land? Road to War and World War I Identifications/Terms Concepts Analyze the importance of the underlying causes of the war ● Economic and national rivalries ● Ethnic conflict ● Militarism ● Imperialism ● Alliance system Explain how massive industrial production and innovations in military technology affected strategy, tactics, and the scale and duration of the war ● Total War Armenian Genocide ● Stalemate ● War of attrition ● Power and scale of mechanized war ● Poison gas, long range weaponry, trench warfare, u-boats, etc. ● Key battles All Quiet on the Western Front Paris Peace Conference ● Wilson/Clemenceau/Lloyd George Collapse of empires & development of new nations Response to the war’s settlement Treaty of Versailles Treatment of Germany/War Guilt Russian Revolution What was the role of nationalism in WWI and in its aftermath? What impact did the war have on the future course of the twentieth century? What were the immediate and underlying causes that led to the Great War? What conditions existed in the major European countries pre-WWI that led these countries to war? What strategies and new technology did the Central and Allied powers use? What major factors led to the end of WWI? How did the events of WWI contribute to the Armenian Genocide? What were the conflicting aims and aspirations of those that attended the Paris Peace Conference? Interwar Years Identifications/Terms Concepts Identify reasons for the rise of fascism ● Italy Mussolini ● Germany Dissatisfaction with Versailles Treaty Explain how Hitler and the Nazis consolidated power, creating an authoritarian state “master race” and its consequence ● Rise of Japanese Militarism ● Soviet Union Describe how Stalin disrupted and transformed Soviet society Stalin’s Totalitarian Rule Collectivization and Five Year Plans Propaganda and terror Why were individuals willing to give up their free will and voice in government for authoritarian rule? How did the vision of democracy for a post-war world fail during the inter-war period? World War II Identifications/Terms Concepts Analyze the causes of WWII ● Appeasement ● Quest for empire ○ Italy, Germany and Japan Explain the major turning points of the War and describe the principle theaters of conflict (Pacific and European) WWII Settlements: Yalta and Potsdam Atomic bomb Holocaust and acts of resistance What events led to the outbreak of WWII? Which battles decisively turned the tide of WWII toward the Allied Victory? What accounts for the level of atrocity during World War II? How did the wartime peace conferences establish peace after WWII and set the stage for the Cold War? Cold War Identifications/Terms Concepts What is the Cold War? Tensions of the Cold War Key dates, people, events of the country you were responsible for learning about for our final project. How did conflicting interests of the allied powers of WWII lead to the Cold War? How did the U.S. and Soviet Union use other countries in their quest for ideological dominance? What was the impact on these countries?