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11th GRADE
College Prep
WORLD CULTURES & HUMANITIES
(Course #345)
Course of Study
Findlay City Schools
2008
TABLE OF CONTENTS
1.
2.
3.
4.
Findlay City Schools’ Board Policy
Findlay City Schools’ Mission Statement and Beliefs
World Cultures Curriculum Maps
World Cultures Indicators
11
TH
WORLD CULTURES
GRADE SOCIAL STUDIES
Course of Study
Writing Team
Ben Kirian
Dianna Schweinfurth
Mark Dickman
Sandy White
Mission Statement
The mission of the Findlay City Schools, a community partnership
committed to educational excellence, is to instill in each student the
knowledge, skills and virtues necessary to be lifelong learners who
recognize their unique talents and purpose and use them in pursuit of
their dreams and for service to a global society.
This is accomplished through a passion for knowledge, discovery and
vision shared by students, families, staff and community.
Beliefs
Our beliefs form the ethical foundation of the Findlay City Schools.
We believe….
 every person has worth
 every individual can learn
 family is the most important influence on the development of
personal values.
 attitude is a choice and always affects performance
 motivation and effort are necessary to achieve full potential
 honesty and integrity are essential for building trust.
 people are responsible for the choices they make.
 performance is directly related to expectations.
 educated citizens are essential for the survival of the democratic
process.
 personal fulfillment requires the nurturing of mind, body and
spirit.
 every individual has a moral and ethical obligation to contribute
to the well-being of society.
 education is a responsibility shared by students, family, staff and
community.
 the entire community benefits by investing its time, resources and
effort in educational excellence.
 a consistent practice of shared morals and ethics is essential for our
community to thrive.
WORLD CULTURES
CURRICULUM MAP
TIME
LINE
8-10 Days
UNIT
CHAPTERS
TOPIC
1
1
4 Weeks
2
2, 3
Prehistory (Origins of man to rise of
civilizations)
River Valley Civilizations
3 Weeks
3
4, 7, 11, 13
Empires
5, 6
Empires – Greece and Rome
1 Week
17 Days
4
2, 4, 6, 11
World Religions
3 Weeks
5
7, 15, 16
Focus on the Americas
3 Weeks
6
8, 9. 11
Middle Ages
2 Weeks
7
14
Modern Times
1 Week
8
18, 19
Enlightenment and Revolution
5 Weeks
9
23, 25, 27
Imperialism
5 Weeks
10
27, 28, 29, 30.
31
The World Today
FINAL EXAM
Textbook: World History Connections to Today; Ellis, Elisabeth & Anthony Esler
(authors); Prentice Hall (publisher); 2003 Edition; ISBN: 0-13-062790-9
Topic/Unit: I
\\\ Prehistory (Origins of man to rise of civilizations)
Time Line: Prehistory – 3000 BC
Key Concepts:
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Influence of geography on
societies
Adaptation
Methodology
o Anthropology
o Archeology
o History
o Etc.
Paleolithic Characteristics
Neolithic Characteristics
8 Features of a Civilization
Cultural Diffusion
Chapter/Pages:
Chapter 1 toward Civilization
Pages 4-21
Supplemental
Reading/Materials:
 Virtual tour of Cave of
Lascaux
 What would you be able to
tell about Findlay if it was
buried today and found
1000 years later using the 8
characteristics of a
civilization.
 Jared Diamond Article
“The Greatest Mistake..”
UNIT 1
History
B. Describe the political and social
characteristics of early civilizations and
their enduring impact on later
civilizations.
People in Societies
A. Compare cultural practices, products
and perspectives of past civilizations
in order to understand commonality
and diversity of cultures.
C. Explain how contact between
different cultures impacts the
diffusion of belief systems, art,
science, technology, language and
forms of government.
Geography
C. Explain how the environment influences
the way people live in different places
and the consequences of modifying the
environment.
History Indicators:
Early Civilizations
3. Describe the early cultural development of humankind from
the Paleolithic Era to the revolution of agriculture including:
a. Hunting and gathering;
b. Tool making;
c. Use of fire;
d. Domestication of plants and animals;
e. Organizing societies;
f. Governance.
4. Compare the geographic, political, economic and social
characteristics of the river civilizations in the Tigris and
Euphrates (Mesopotamia), Nile (Egypt), Huang Ho and
Indus valleys before 1000 B.C. including:
a. Location;
b.
c.
d.
e.
Government;
Religion;
Agriculture;
Cultural and scientific contributions.
People in Societies Indicators:
Cultures
1. Compare the cultural practices and products of the
societies studied including:
a. Class structure;
b. Gender roles;
c. Beliefs;
d. Customs and traditions.
2. Compare world religions and belief systems focusing on
geographic origins, founding leaders and teachings
including:
a.
b.
c.
d.
e.
Interaction
Buddhism;
Christianity;
Judaism;
Hinduism;
Islam.
3. Explain factors that foster conflict or cooperation among
countries:
a. Language;
b. Religion;
c. Types of government;
d. Historic relationships;
e. Economic interests.
Geography Indicators:
Location
1. Place countries, cities, deserts, mountain ranges and bodies
of water on the continents on which they are located.
2. Use coordinates of latitude and longitude to locate points
on a world map.
Places and Regions
3. Explain the distribution patterns of economic activities and
how changes in technology, transportation, communication
and resources affect those patterns including:
a.
b.
c.
d.
Agriculture;
Mining;
Fishing;
Manufacturing.
4. Identify and describe a variety of physical and human
regions by analyzing maps, charts and graphs that show
patterns of characteristics that define regions.
Human
Environmental
Interaction
5. Describe ways human settlements and activities are
influenced by environmental factors and processes in
different places and regions including:
a.
b.
c.
d.
e.
f.
Bodies of water;
Landforms;
Climates;
Vegetation;
Weathering;
Seismic activity.
6. Describe ways in which human migration has an impact
on the physical and human characteristics of places
including:
a. Urbanization;
b. Desertification;
c. Deforestation.
7. Describe ways humans depend on and modify the
environment and the positive and negative consequences of
the modifications including:
a.
b.
c.
d.
Movement
Grade 6
Dam building;
Energy production/usage;
Agriculture;
Urban growth.
8. Explain push and pull factors that cause people to migrate
from place to place including:
a. Oppression/Freedom;
b. Poverty/Economic opportunity;
c. Cultural ties;
d. Political conflicts;
e. Environmental factors.
9. Identify and explain primary geographic causes for world
trade including the uneven distribution of natural resources.
Economics Indicators:
Scarcity and
Resource Allocation
1. Explain how the availability of productive resources and
entrepreneurship affects the production of goods and
services in different world regions.
Topic/Unit: 2
River Valley Civilizations
Time Line: 3200 BC – 256 AD
Key Concepts:
Egypt
 8 features of Civilization
 Innovations
Mesopotamia
 8 features of Civilization
 Sumer
 Babylon
o Hammurabi’s Code
o Cuneiform
o Development of an
empire from city-states
o Expansion and change
o Iron v. Bronze
China
 8 Features of Civilization
 Dynastic Cycles
 Mandate of Heaven
 Feudalism
 Silk making
o Silk Road
 Technological Advances
o Astronomy
o Bronze
o Writing
India
o 8 Features of Civilization
o Aryans
o Castes
o Epics
Chapter/Pages:
 Chapter 2 First
Civilizations: Africa and
Asia pgs. 22-49 Skip
Section 5 until religion
unit.
 Chapter 3 Early
Civilizations in India and
China pgs. 50-68
Supplemental
Reading/Materials:
o Virtual Field Trip
o Ancient Civilization
Research Project
o Museum Pieces
o Children’s Book
o Etc.
o Excerpts from Ramayana
UNIT 2
History
People in Societies
B. Describe the political and social
characteristics of early civilizations and
their enduring impact on later
civilizations.
A. Compare cultural practices, products
and perspectives of past civilizations in
order to understand commonality and
diversity of cultures.
B. Analyze examples of interactions
between cultural groups and explain
the factors that contribute to
cooperation and conflict.
C. Explain how contact between different
cultures impacts the diffusion of belief
systems, art, science, technology,
language and forms of government.
Geography
C. Explain how the environment
influences the way people live in
different places and the consequences
of modifying the environment.
D. Explain reasons that people, products
and ideas move from place to place and
the effects of that movement on
geographic patterns.
Government
A. Explain why people institute
governments, how they influence
governments, and how governments
interact with each other.
Economics
A. Explain how the endowment and
development of productive resources
affect economic decisions and global
interactions.
History Indicators:
Early Civilizations
3. Describe the early cultural development of humankind from
the Paleolithic Era to the revolution of agriculture including:
a. Hunting and gathering;
b. Tool making;
c. Use of fire;
d. Domestication of plants and animals;
e. Organizing societies;
f. Governance.
People in Societies Indicators:
Cultures
1. Compare the cultural practices and products of the societies
studied including:
a. Class structure;
b. Gender roles;
c. Beliefs;
d. Customs and traditions.
2. Compare world religions and belief systems focusing on
geographic origins, founding leaders and teachings including:
a.
b.
c.
d.
e.
Cultures
Buddhism;
Christianity;
Judaism;
Hinduism;
Islam.
3. Analyze the relationships among cultural practices,
products and perspectives of early civilizations.
4. Explain how the Silk Road trade and the Crusades
affected the cultures of the people involved.
Diffusion
3. Give examples of contacts among different cultures that
led to the changes in belief systems, art, science,
technology, language or systems of government.
4. Describe the cultural and scientific legacies of African,
Greek, Roman, Chinese, Arab and European
civilizations.
Geography Indicators:
Location
1. For each of the societies studied, identify the location of
significant physical and human characteristics on a map of
the relevant region.
Topic/Unit: 3
Empires
Time Line: 600 BC - 1650
Key Concepts:
India
o
o
o
o
o
China
o
o
o
o
o
o
Persia
o
o
o
Murya
o Asoka’s Rule
 Unified Laws
 Spread Buddhism
Gupta
o Golden Age
 Numerical Writing
 Expansion of Trade
Caste System
Village Government
Impact of Geography
Chapter/Pages:

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
Chapter 4 Empires of India and
China pgs 74-99 skip section 1
until religion unit
Chapter 7 Civilizations of the
Americas pgs 154-174
Chapter 11 The Muslim World
Section 5 only pgs 272-277
Chapter 13 Spread of
Civilizations in East Asia pgs
300-328
Confucianism
o Civil Service Exams
Shi Huangli
The Great Wall
Expansion of Silk Road under Han
Technological and Medical Advances
Impact of Geography
Impact of Geography
Phoenicians
Persian Wars with Greece
Supplemental
Reading/Materials:
o Civilization Magazine Article
Assignment- Kirian
o Academy for Ancient Texts:
http://www.ancienttexts.org/libr
ary/
Topic/Unit: 3
Empires- Greece and Rome
Time Line:
Key Concepts:
Greece
o
o
o
o
o
o
o
o
o
Rome
o
o
o
o
o
o
Impact of Geography
Polis-Acropolis
Tyrants- Real Meaning
Democracy = Bad
War and Tactics
Trojan War
o Iliad-Odyssey- Homer
Persian War
o Thermopylae
o Rise of Athens Power
o Rise of Greece as a unified
nation?
Peloponnesian War
o Cause
o Dalian League
o Peloponnesian League
o Result
Golden Age of Greece
Impact of Geography
Early Development of scattered citystates
Expansion of Empire
Rise of the Republic
o Politics
Decline of the Republic
o “Freedom for Security”
Argument
Chapter/Pages:


Chapter 5 Ancient Greece pgs.
100-125
Chapter 6 Ancient Rome and
Rise of Christianity pgs. 126153 skip section 4 Rise of
Christianity
Supplemental
Reading/Materials:
Plutarch Life:
Expedition to Lesbos:
UNIT 3
History
People in Societies
B. Describe the political and social
characteristics of early civilizations and
their enduring impact on later
civilizations.
A. Compare cultural practices, products
and perspectives of past civilizations in
order to understand commonality and
diversity of cultures.
B. Analyze examples of interactions
between cultural groups and explain
the factors that contribute to
cooperation and conflict.
C. Explain how contact between different
cultures impacts the diffusion of belief
systems, art, science, technology,
language and forms of government.
Government
A. Explain why people institute
governments, how they influence
governments, and how governments
interact with each other.
Economics
D. Explain reasons that people, products
and ideas move from place to place and
the effects of that movement on
geographic patterns.
History Indicators:
Early Civilizations
The First Global
Age
2. Describe the enduring impact of early civilizations in India,
China, before 1000 B.C. including:
a. The development of concepts of government and
citizenship;
b. Scientific and cultural advancements;
c. The spread of religions;
d. Slavery and systems of labor.
6. Describe the importance of the West African empires of
Ghana, Mali and Songhay including:
a. Trade routes;
b. Products;
c. The spread of the Arabic language;
d. The spread of Islam.
People in Societies Indicators:
Diffusion
3. Give examples of contacts among different cultures that led
to the changes in belief systems, art, science, technology,
language or systems of government.
4. Describe the cultural and scientific legacies of African, Greek,
Roman, Chinese, Arab and European civilizations.
Geography Indicators:
Location
1. For each of the societies studied, identify the location of
significant physical and human characteristics on a map of
the relevant region.
2. On a map, identify places related to the historical events
being studied and explain their significance.
5. Describe the geographic factors and processes that
contribute to and impede the diffusion of people, products and
ideas from place to place including:
a. Physical features;
b. Culture;
c. War;
d. Trade;
e. Technological innovations.
Movement
Economics Indicators:
Scarcity and
Resource Allocation
1. Compare the endowment of productive resources in world
regions and explain how this endowment contributed to
specialization, trade and interdependence in ancient times.
Markets
2. Describe the growth of cities and the establishment of trade
routes in Asia, Africa and Europe; the products and
inventions that traveled along these routes (e.g., spices,
textiles, paper, precious metals and new crops); and the role
of merchants.
Government Indicators:
Systems of
Government
1. Compare direct and representative democracy using
examples of ancient Athens, the Roman republic and the
United States today.
Topic/Unit: 4
Major World Religions
Time Line: Rise of Civilizations - Today
Key Concepts:
Chapter/Pages:
Buddhism
Islam
Hinduism
Judaism
Christianity
Confucianism
Daoism

All projects researched at a
minimum the following 5 aspects of a
religion.
 Holy Writings/ Religious
Texts
 Deity
 Rituals
 Holy Sites
 Basic Belief System/ moral
teachings
Some researched additional aspects
such as
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
Afterlife
Organization- hierarchy or church
organization
Holy Days
Viewpoint on modern legal issues
such as birth control, abortion,
capital punishment, etc..
Impact on history- wars,
i/emigrations, rise and fall of
governments, etc.
Its place in the world today. Is it
still as prominent as in the past and
how does it effect the countries that
it is found in.
Miscellaneous information that may
be pertinent to the class. Such as
extremist organizations or cults that
have branched off of this religion.


Chapter 2
o Sect. 5: Roots of
Judaism
Chapter 4
o Sect. 1: Hinduism and
Buddhism
o Sect. 4: Philosophy and
Religion in China
Chapter 6
o Section 4: The Rise of
Christianity
Chapter 11
o Section 1: Rise of Islam
o Section 2: Islam Spreads

Supplemental
Reading/Materials:

The Students will use various
internet and library resources in
their Major World Religions
Project. Every WC teacher
does one all are slightly
different. The projects main
elements are how to identify
good sources, conducting
research, composing an MLA
research paper, and a
presentation with visual aide.
UNIT 4
History
B. Describe the political and social
characteristics of early civilizations and
their enduring impact on later
civilizations.
People in Societies
B. Analyze examples of interactions
between cultural groups and explain
the factors that contribute to
cooperation and conflict.
Geography
A. Identify on a map the location of major
physical and human features of each
continent.
History Indicators:
Early Civilizations
2. Describe the enduring impact of early civilizations in India,
China, Egypt, Greece and Rome after 1000 B.C. including:
a. The spread of religions;
Feudalism and
Transitions
3. Describe the conditions that gave rise to feudalism, as well
as political, economic and social characteristics of feudalism, in
Asia and Europe.
4. Explain the lasting effects of military conquests during the
Middle Ages including:
a. Muslim conquests;
b. The Crusades;
5. Describe the impact of new ideas and institutions on
European life including:
a. The Reformation.
The First Global
Age
6. Describe the importance of the West African empires of
Ghana, Mali and Songhay including:
a. The spread of Islam.
People in Societies Indicators:
Cultures
1. Analyze the relationships among cultural practices, products
and perspectives of early civilizations.
Diffusion
3. Give examples of contacts among different cultures that led
to the changes in belief systems, art, science, technology,
language or systems of government.
4. Describe the cultural and scientific legacies of African, Greek,
Roman, Chinese, Arab and European civilizations.
Topic/Unit: 5
Exploration- Focus on the Americas
Time Line: 1400 B.C.-1796 A.D.
Key Concepts:
Chapter/Pages:
Pre Columbian Influence
Chapter 7 Civilizations of the Americas
Chapter 15 The first Global Age
 Sect. 1: The Search for Spices
Chapter 16 The First Global Age
 Sect. 1: Conquest in the
Americas
 Sect. 2: Spanish and Portuguese
Colonies in the Americas
 Sect. 3: Struggle for North
America
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The Major civilizations
o South/ Central Am.

Olmec

Aztecs

Incas

Mayan

Taino
o North American
Size of Population dispute
Their civilization what we know about
them now that we did not know or want to
believe years ago because it would make
us guilty of Genocide of a previously
unknown scale
Post Columbian Influence
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Plague
Impact of the introduction of Non-Native
Species
o Flora and Fauna
Warfare
Slavery
Collapse of Civilizations
Goals of Imperialist Powers and their
impacts on the regions that they controlled
Why the natives did not why fight back
and why they did at times.
Etc..
Mercantilism
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Explorers
o Prince Henry
o The Real Columbus
o Magellan Puts an end to “west to
China”
Spanish Settlement and removal of vast
reserves of ready gold
o Privateering and Piracy
French Settlement and Fur Trade
English Settlement and Agriculture, raw
material removal.
o Triangle Trade
o 100 years War

French and Indian
War/ 7 Years War
o Mercantilism
o Colonial settlements and reasons
why.
o Etc..
Supplemental
Reading/Materials:
Segments of 1491
Lies My Teacher Told Me
Charles C. Mann Article
500 Nations Videos
UNIT 5
History
B. Describe the political and social
characteristics of early civilizations and
their enduring impact on later
civilizations.
People in Societies
A. Compare cultural practices, products
and perspectives of past civilizations
in order to understand commonality
and diversity of cultures.
D. Describe the effects of interactions
among civilizations during the 14th
through 18th centuries.
E. Explain the causes and consequences of
the American Revolution, with
emphasis on both Colonial and British
perspectives.
Government
A. Explain why people institute
governments, how they influence
governments, and how governments
interact with each other.
B. Explain how the Declaration of
Independence, the U.S. Constitution,
including the Bill of Rights, and the
Northwest Ordinance have provided
for the protection of rights and the
long-term future of a growing
democracy.
C. Compare the defining characteristics of
democracies, monarchies and
dictatorships.
Citizenship Rights and
Responsibilities
B. Identify historical origins that
influenced the rights U.S. citizens have
today.
History Indicators:
The First Global
Age
2. Describe the political, religious and economic aspects of
North American colonization including:
a. Reasons for colonization, including religion, desire for
land and economic opportunity;
b. Key differences among the Spanish, French and British
colonies;
c. Interactions between American Indians and European
settlers, including the agricultural and cultural
exchanges, alliances and conflicts;
d. Indentured servitude and the introduction and
institutionalization of slavery;
e. Early representative governments and democratic
practices that emerged, including town meetings and
colonial assemblies;
f. Conflicts among colonial powers for control of North
America.
Revolution
3. Identify and explain the sources of conflict which led to the
American Revolution, with emphasis on the perspectives of the
Patriots, Loyalists, neutral colonists and the British concerning:
a. The Proclamation of 1763, the Stamp Act, the
Townshend Acts, the Tea Act and the Intolerable Acts;
b. The Boston Tea Party, the boycotts, the Sons of Liberty
and petitions and appeals to Parliament.
4. Explain the results of important developments of the
American Revolution including:
a. A declaration of American independence;
b. Character and significance of the military struggle in
the North in the early years of the war and the shift of
the battle to the South after 1779;
c. Creation of state constitutions;
d. Impacts on women, African-Americans and American
Indians.
People in Societies Indicators:
Cultures
1. Analyze the relationships among cultural practices, products
and perspectives of early civilizations.
Interaction
1. Trace the development of religious diversity in the colonies,
and analyze how the concept of religious freedom has evolved
in the United States.
2. Describe and explain the social, economic and political
effects of:
a. Stereotyping and prejudice;
b. Racism and discrimination;
c. Institutionalized racism and institutionalized
discrimination.
3. Analyze how contact between white settlers and American
Indians resulted in treaties, land acquisition and Indian
removal.
4. Analyze the economic, geographic, religious and political
factors that contributed to:
a. The enslavement of Africans in North America;
b. Resistance to slavery.
5. Describe the historical limitations on participation of women
in U.S. society and their efforts to gain equal rights.
Diffusion
6. Explain how the diverse peoples of the United States
developed a common national identity.
Government Indicators:
A New Nation
5. Explain major domestic problems faced by the leaders of the
new republic under the Articles of Confederation including:
a.
b.
c.
d.
e.
Maintaining national security;
Creating a stable economic system;
Dealing with war debts;
Collecting revenue;
Defining the authority of the central government.
6. Explain the challenges in writing and ratifying the U.S.
Constitution including:
a. Issues debated during the convention resulting in
compromises (i.e., the Great Compromise, the ThreeFifths Compromise and the compromise over the slave
trade);
b. The Federalist/Anti-Federalist debate
c. The debate over a Bill of Rights.
7. Describe the actions taken to build one country from 13
states including:
a. The precedents established by George Washington,
including the cabinet and a two-term presidency;
b. Alexander Hamilton's actions to create a financially
strong country, including the creation of a national
bank;
c. The establishment of an independent federal court system.
Economics Indicators:
Government and the
Economy
Grade 8
4. Explain how lack of power to regulate the economy
contributed to the demise of the Articles of Confederation
and the creation of U.S. Constitution.
5. Explain how governmental protection of property rights and
regulation of economic activity impacted the development
of the U.S. economy.
Topic/Unit: 6The History of Man
Middle Ages
Time Line: 400-1400
Origins toAD
Present
Key Concepts:
Chapter/Pages:
The Early Middle Ages (400-1000)
Renaissance:
Arts Opens with the decline and collapse of
the Western Roman Empire. 466
 Florence
Closes with growth of commerce and
 Artists/
cities

Power Vacuum as a result of the Roman
Science
Collapse
Literature

Rise of Islam and their expansion into
Chapter 814The
TheRise
Renaissance
of Europeand
Chapter
9
The
High
Middle Ages
Reformation
Chapter 11
 Sect. 3 Golden Age of Muslim
Civilization
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

Africa and Europe
Charles Martel and the Battle of Tours
Charlemagne
Feudalism
Medieval Church
o Relationship between church
and state
o Impact on Daily life
Agriculture Revolution
o Changes the physical
geography of Europe and
allows a population boom.
Commercial Revolution
o Rise of Guilds (Unionization)
The High Middle Ages (1000-1400)
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
Appearance of the European PowersEngland and France
Ends with the Renaissance and
Reformation
Rise of the Power of the Royals
Rise of the Power of the Nobility
o Magna Carta
Rise of the Power of the Common Man
o Creation of Parliament and
the house of commons
o Creation of the Estates
General
Height of Churches Power
o Crusades

Globalization
o Inquisition
o Architecture- Gothic, mostly
cathedrals
Their decline
o Questioning whether it was the
church or the bible that people
should follow
The Hundred Years War
o Unified the people of these
countries
The Plague
Supplemental
Reading/Materials:
History Channel Website- the
Dark Ages were they so dark?
UNIT 6
Government (6-8)
A. Explain why people institute
governments, how they influence
governments, and how governments
interact with each other.
Economics
B. Explain why trade occurs and how
historical patterns of trade have
contributed to global interdependence.
C. Compare the defining characteristics of
democracies, monarchies and
dictatorships.
Government (9-10)
A. Analyze the evolution of the
Constitution through postReconstruction amendments and
Supreme Court decisions.
History
C. Describe the characteristics of feudal
societies and the transition to the
Renaissance and Reformation in
Europe.
B. Analyze the differences among various
forms of government to determine how
power is acquired and used.
History Indicators:
Feudalism and
Transitions
3. Describe the conditions that gave rise to feudalism, as
well as political, economic and social characteristics of
feudalism, in Asia and Europe.
4. Explain the lasting effects of military conquests during
the Middle Ages including:
a. Muslim conquests;
b. The Crusades;
c. The Mongol invasions.
Economics Indicators:
Markets
2. Describe the growth of cities and the establishment of
trade routes in Asia, Africa and Europe; the products and
inventions that traveled along these routes (e.g., spices,
textiles, paper, precious metals and new crops); and the role
of merchants.
Government Indicators:
Systems of
Government
1. Explain how various systems of governments acquire, use
and justify their power.
2. Analyze the purposes, structures and functions of various
systems of government including:
a.
b.
c.
d.
e.
f.
Absolute monarchies;
Constitutional monarchies;
Parliamentary democracies;
Presidential democracies;
Dictatorships;
Theocracies.
Topic/Unit: Unit 7 Early Modern Times The Renaissance
Time Line: 1300-1650
Key Concepts:
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Emphasis on individualism
Changed thinking about the
relationship of people to the
world
Revival of Roman heritage
Delay of renaissance in
northern Europe as result of
the plague
Individual achievements
celebrated
Themes of realism in
art/classical setting
Printing press expands
reading as well as vernacular
Medici family patronage
Preservation of science,
literature, history by
monks/scholars
Humanism
Humanities curriculum
revived
Major European authors,
painters
Print stimulates political
changes and reform
movements
Machiavellian principles (The
Prince)
Import of trade/travel in
expanding the Renaissance
Chapter/Pages:
Chapter 14
Supplemental
Reading/Materials:
The History of Art in Pictures
by Giles Plazy
Topic/Unit: Unit 7 Early Modern Times—The Reformation
Time Line: 1517Key Concepts:
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Competition between secular
leadership and the
Church(for power, land, and
wealth)
Martin Luther’s 95 theses
initiate a revolt
Printing spreads ideas of
reform
Main ideas of Luther
Translation of Bible to
German
Peasants’ Revolt
Peace of Augsburg
Zwingli-Calvinism
Calvin’s beliefs, theocracy
Henry VIII’s annulment
Act of Supremacy
―Bloody Mary‖ Tudor
Elizabethan Settlementattempt to unify England
Council of Trent- internal
reform efforts by Pope Paul
III
The Inquisition
Jesuits begun
Protestant groups resulting
from reform
Chapter/Pages:
Chapter 14
Supplemental
Reading/Materials:
Topic/Unit: Unit 7
Early Modern Times Scientific Revolution
Time Line: 1300-1650
Key Concepts:
 Scientific method
 Discoveries: Chemistry,
Astronomy, Physics,
Mathematics, Medicine
 Scientists: Ptolemy,
Copernicus, Brahe,
Kepler, Galileo, Bacon,
Descartes, Newton, Boyle,
 Changed views of the
Universe lead to other
changes
Chapter/Pages:
Chapter 14
Supplemental
Reading/Materials:
UNIT 7
History
C. Describe the characteristics of feudal societies
and the transition to the Renaissance and
Reformation in Europe.
D. Describe the effects of interactions among
civilizations during the 14th through the 18th
centuries.
History Indicators:
Feudalism and
Transitions
5. Describe the impact of new ideas and institutions on
European life including:
a. The significance of printing with movable type;
b. Major achievements in art, architecture and literature
during the Renaissance;
c. The Reformation.
The First Global
Age
7. Describe the causes and effects of European exploration
after 1400 including:
a. Imperialism, colonialism and mercantilism;
b. Impact on the peoples of sub-Saharan Africa, Asia and
the Americas.
Topic/Unit: Unit 8 Enlightenment and Revolution
Time Line: 1707-1850
Key Concepts:
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Explain how ideas of social
contract and separation of
powers affected views on
government
Relationship between
scientific discoveries and
enlightenment
Hobbes, Locke, Montesquieu
Impact of enlightenment on
the peasants
Enlightened despots
Rejection of mercantilism in
favor of lasses-faire economics
How the ideas of the
Renaissance and the
Reformation contribute to the
Enlightenment
Chapter/Pages:
Ch. 18
Ch. 19
Supplemental
Reading/Materials:
Topic/Unit: Unit 8 Enlightenment and Revolution—The French
Revolution(p.2)
Time Line: 1789-1815
Key Concepts:
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Describe the steps used by
Napoleon to build a European
Empire
Explain how the Continental
System and nationalism
contributed to Napoleon’s
downfall
Describe the goals and
accomplishments of the
Congress of Vienna
Chapter/Pages:
Ch. 19
Supplemental
Reading/Materials:
Topic/Unit: Unit 8 Enlightenment and Revolution---The French
Revolution (pg 3)
Time Line: 1789-1815
Key Concepts:
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Describe the social structure
of the Old Regime in France
How deficit spending and
warfare contributed to
France’s economic problems
Effect of poverty in
radicalizing the Third Estate
Evaluate the political, social,
and religious reforms of the
National Assembly
The Declaration of the Rights
of Man
Civil Constitution of the
Clergy
Constitution of 1791
Describe foreign reaction to
the revolution
Events that led to the
abolition of the monarchy
Goals of the Jacobins in the
Convention
Robespierre’s goals through
the Committee of Public
Safety
The role of the Reign of
Terror in the downfall of the
Convention
Methods used by the
Directory to put down
disruptions
Evaluate the events that led to
the rise of Bonaparte
Describe the revolutionary
reforms that were changed
under Napoleon
Describe the steps used by
Napoleon to build a European
EEmpire
Chapter/Pages:
Chapter 19
Supplemental
Reading/Materials:
UNIT 8
History
Citizenship Rights and Responsibilities
A. Explain connections between the ideas of the
Enlightenment and changes in the
relationships between citizens and their
governments.
A. Analyze ways people achieve governmental
change, including political action, social
protest and revolution.
History Indicators:
Enlightenment Ideas
1. Explain how Enlightenment ideas produced enduring
effects on political, economic and cultural institutions,
including challenges to religious authority, monarchy and
absolutism.
2. Explain connections among Enlightenment ideas, the
American Revolution, the French Revolution and Latin
American wars for independence.
Citizenship Rights and Responsibilities Indicators:
Participation
1. Analyze and evaluate the influence of various forms of
citizen action on public policy including:
a. The French Revolution;
b. The international movement to abolish the slave trade
and slavery;
c. The Russian Revolution;
d. The independence movement in India;
e. The fall of communism in Europe
f. The end of apartheid.
Topic/Unit 9: Imperialism (p.1)
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Time Line: 1830-1950 (roughly)
Key Concepts:
Chapter/Pages:
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Ch.23
Ch.25
Ch.27
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Nationalism as a factor in
unifying Germany
Describe the techniques used b y
Bismarck to unify and strengthen
Germany
Military alliance between
Germany and Austria to seize
Danish lands
Results of the Austro-Prussian
War (annexation of German
states)
How Franco-Prussian War led to
the birth of the Second Reich
under Kaiser William I
Describe the structure of the
German government (Bundesrat
and Reichstag)
Describe the social reforms of
Realpolitik in Germany (health
and accident insurance, old age
pensions) and its influence on
other European governments
Identify those African lands
seized by Germany in late 19th
century
Explain how imperialism led to a
global economy
Describe the impact of
imperialism on local peoples and
their resistance to imperial
nations
Explain the tensions between
European nations resulting from
competition for colonies
Germany and France vie for
Morocco
Topic/Unit 9: Imperialism (p.2)
Time Line: 1830-1950 roughly
Key Concepts:
 Explain how Germany’s economic
growth and military build-up caused
tension with Britain
 Explain the reasons for Germany
forming the Triple Alliance with
Italy and Austria-Hungary in 1882
 Evaluate Germany’s role in
escalating the war between Serbia
and Austria into WWI
 Explain the link between
imperialism and
industrialization(raw materials, new
markets, cheap labor, military
power, strong treasuries of the
imperial nations and stable
governments, need for bases for the
fleets, humanitarian goals and Social
Darwinism)
 Define forms of imperial rule: direct
rule, indirect rule, protectorates,
spheres of influence
 Name the advantages of western
nations that allowed for the success
of imperialism
 Give examples of resistance to
imperialism
 Identify the forces that shaped
Africa in the early 1800s
 Summarize the events that led to a
―scramble‖ for Africa
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Explain how economic decline,
political corruption , nationalism
and European imperialism led to the
decline of the Ottoman Empire
Chapter/Pages:
Ch.24
Ch.25
Ch.27
Supplemental
Reading/Materials:
Topic/Unit 9 : Imperialism (p.3)
Time Line: 1830-1950
Key Concepts:
 Explain how Turkish
nationalism led to the
genocide of Armenians
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Describe why Muhammed Ali
was called the ―father of modern
Egypt‖
Explain how the control of the
Suez Canal extended European
control in the Middle East; 1882
Britain made Egypt a
protectorate
Describe the reforms made by the
Iranian government in the 1800s.
Locate the spheres of influence
established for Britain and
Russia inside Iran
Link the discovery of oil in Iran
in the early 1900s to the
placement of British and Russian
troops.
Identify the sources of opposition
to western influence inside Iran
Summarize the causes and effects
of the Sepoy Rebellion
Assess how British rule affected
India
Explain how the Indians viewed
western culture
Trace the origins of Indian
nationalism
Link the decline of China and
western industrialization with the
changing of Chinese relations
with the West in the late
1700s/early 1800s.
Chapter/Pages:
Ch.25
Ch.29
Supplemental
Reading/Materials:
Topic/Uni 9 : Imperialism (p.4)
Time Line: 1830-1950
Key Concepts:
Chapter/Pages:
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Ch. 26
Ch. 29
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Explain the trade rights allowed
to foreigners by China prior to
1800 (heavily restricted)
Explain the effects of the Opium
Wars on the Chinese government
(Treaty of Nanjing) and its
society (debilitation from opium
addiction)
Explain the causes and effects of
the Taiping Rebellion (almost
toppled Qing dynasty, high loss of
life, vulnerability to imperialists)
Describe the ―self-strengthening‖
movement of late 1800s
Effects of the Sino-Japanese War
(Japan’s taking of Taiwan,
Western nations carving out
spheres of influence, U.S. Open
Door Policy)
Boxer Rebellion: causes and
effects
Events that led to the fall of the
Qing dynasty and the
establishment of a republic under
Sun Yixian
Discuss the impact of European
colonization on Southeast Asia
Outline the ways imperialism
spread to the Philippines and
other Pacific islands
Analyze the effects of
regionalism, social unrest, the
rise of caudillos, and frequent
revolts on the political instability
of Latin American countries
Supplemental
Reading/Materials:
Topic/Unit 9: Imperialism (p.5)
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Time Line: 1830-1950
Key Concepts:
Chapter/Pages:
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Ch. 26
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Explain how economic
dependence invited foreign
interference in Latin American
politics
List and explain the influences of
the United States on Latin
America (Monroe Doctrine,
Mexican War, Roosevelt
Corollary, Panama Canal)
Connect Japanese westernization
to imperialism by western nations
Analyze the overall effects of
imperialism on countries and
peoples: loss of traditions and
forced acceptance of western
ways, increased tensions among
the imperialist nations, economic
dependency of weaker nations on
stronger nations, improved
education and healthcare,
disruption of family life and
village life, improved technology,
instability caused by
undermining of local control,
etc.)
Supplemental
Reading/Materials:
UNIT 9
History
C. Analyze the reasons that countries gained
control of territory through imperialism and the
impact on people living in the territory that was
controlled.
History Indicators:
Imperialism
4. Describe the political, economic and social roots of
imperialism.
5. Analyze the perspectives of the colonizers and the colonized
concerning:
a. Indigenous language;
b. Natural resources;
c. Labor;
d. Political systems;
e. Religion.
20th Century
Conflict
7. Analyze the causes and effects of World War I with
emphasis on:
a. Militarism, imperialism, nationalism and alliances;
b. The global scope, outcomes and human costs of the
war;
c. The role of new technologies and practices including
the use of poison gas, trench warfare, machine guns,
airplanes, submarines and tanks;
d. The Treaty of Versailles and the League of Nations.
8. Analyze the causes and consequences of the Russian
Revolution including:
a. The lack of economic, political and social reforms under
the tsars;
b. The impact of World War I;
c. The emergence of Lenin, Stalin and the Bolsheviks;
d. The rise of communism in Russia.
9. Assess the global impact of post-World War I economic,
social and political turmoil including:
a. Disarmament;
b. Worldwide depression;
c. Colonial rebellion;
d. Rise of militarist and totalitarian states in Europe and
Asia.
10. Analyze the causes of World War II including:
a. Appeasement;
b. Axis expansion;
c. The role of the Allies.
Topic/Unit10 : The World Today
The last 100 Years
Time Line: 1900-1945
Key Concepts:
Chapter/Pages:
(Much of Chapters 27-31 can be glossed over
because they are covered in detail in 10
American History)
Chapters 27-31 All of it very brief
because much of it is taught very
completely in 10 American History.
Very brief overview of the first half of the 20 th
Century
o WWI
o Causes
o Militarism
o Alliances
o Nationalism
o Imperialism
o Anarchy- “Government”
o The War
o Very Little on the war just
enough to explain effects
o Effects
o Russian Revolution
o Treaty of Versailles
 New boundaries
 Nationalism
 Breakup of Empires
 Reparations
 Resentment
o 14 Points
 League of Nations
o WWII
 As a result of this
you can consider
them one war
o WII
o Causes
o WWI…
o The War
o Very Little on the War just
enough to explain effects
o Effects
o Dawn of the Cold War
Supplemental
Reading/Materials:
20th Century
Conflict
Topic/Unit 10: The World Today
Time Line: 1945-Present
Key Concepts:
Chapter/Pages:
(Much of Chapters 32, 33, & 34 can be
glossed over because they are covered in
detail in 10 American History)
Overview (Chapter 32)
o Colonial Independence Movements
o Effect of the Cold War on the World
o Super Powers, Non-aligned,
Aligned and UN
o Creation of Israel
o Globalization/ Interdependence
o Economics
o Ideology
 Religious, Political,
and gender rights
o Terror
o Global Environmentalism
o Third and First World Nations
o Characteristics of each and
obstacles to development
Europe and North America (Chapter 33)
Chapter 32 The World Since 1945: An
overview
Chapter 33 Europe and North America
Chapter 34 East Asia and Southeast
Asia
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o
o
o
o
European Union
One every country hit economic, political,
and social
England
o Rise of the Labor Party
o IRA
o India
France
o Reforms under DeGaul
Germany
o The Split and effect of it both
short term and long term.
Oil……
US and USSR are both heavily covered in
10 American, with Cold War Units, so
they will likely be sacrificed for time.
o Exception- the collapse and the
resulting conflicts
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Yugoslavia
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Czechoslovakia
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Etc..
East and Southeast Asia
 Brush over main topics on all of the
major nations, was covered in 10
American
Supplemental
Reading/Materials:
Primary Source Links for Europe,
1945-Present:
http://www.uncp.edu/home/rwb/hst332
_p5.htm
Topic/Unit 10: The World Today
The last Hundred Years
Time Line: 1945-Present
Key Concepts:
Chapter/Pages:
South Asia and the Middle East
Chapter 35 South Asia and the Middle
East
Chapter 36 Africa
Chapter 37 Latin America
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Indian Sub-Contintent
o Independence
o Pakistan
o Current struggles of both
Afghanistan
Israel/ Palestine/ Lebanon
o Creation of Israel and
displacement of Palestinians
Muslim Middle East
o Oil and Extremism
Turkey
o As a pawn in Cold War
o Nationalism, and Economic
Issues.
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Kurds
Africa
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Impact of Imperialism/ Cold War
o Military Juntas
o Local Warlords
Rising Nationalism
o Independence Movements
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Non violent/ violent
o Genocide
o UN, Red Cross, Etc..
Economic, Social, Political, and
Environmental Issues
o Reliance on Foreign Aid
o Use of Resources
o Government Choices
o Desertification, deforestation,
and Endangerment of animals
o Aids, TB, etc..
o Battle between tradition and
modern life
o Genocide
o Religious issues
Latin America
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Impact of Imperialism
o In the past and even today
Economic, Social, and Political Issues
o
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o
o
o
o
o
Rampant Unemployment
Haves and Have Nots- Extreme
Poverty
Environmental Issues- Amazon
Communist, Dictators, and
Military Juntas
Drug War
NAFTA
Exports and impact of them
Supplemental
Reading/Materials:
The 50 Years War DVD
UNIT 10
History
D. Connect developments related to World
War I with the onset of World War II.
E. Analyze connections between World
War II, the Cold War and
contemporary conflicts.
People in Societies
C. Analyze the ways that contacts
between people of different cultures
result in exchanges of cultural
practices.
Social Studies Skills and Methods
A. Obtain and evaluate information from public records and other resources related to a
public policy issue.
B. Critique data and information to determine the adequacy of support for conclusions.
C. Develop a research project that identifies the various perspectives on an issue and
explain a resolution of that issue.
D. Work in groups to analyze an issue and make decisions.
History Indicators:
20th Century
Conflict
Grade 9
7. Analyze the causes and effects of World War I with emphasis
on:
a. Militarism, imperialism, nationalism and alliances;
b. The global scope, outcomes and human costs of the war;
c. The role of new technologies and practices including the
use of poison gas, trench warfare, machine guns,
airplanes, submarines and tanks;
d. The Treaty of Versailles and the League of Nations.
8. Analyze the causes and consequences of the Russian
Revolution including:
a. The lack of economic, political and social reforms under
the tsars;
b. The impact of World War I;
c. The emergence of Lenin, Stalin and the Bolsheviks;
d. The rise of communism in Russia.
9. Assess the global impact of post-World War I economic,
social and political turmoil including:
a.
b.
c.
d.
Disarmament;
Worldwide depression;
Colonial rebellion;
Rise of militarist and totalitarian states in Europe and
Asia.
10. Analyze the causes of World War II including:
a. Appeasement;
b. Axis expansion;
c. The role of the Allies.
11. Analyze the consequences of World War II including:
a. Atomic weapons;
b. Civilian and military losses;
c. The Holocaust and its impact;
d. Refugees and poverty;
e. The United Nations;
f. The establishment of the state of Israel.
12. Analyze the impact of conflicting political and economic
ideologies after World War II that resulted in the Cold War
including:
a. Soviet expansion in Eastern Europe;
b. The division of Germany;
c. The emergence of NATO and the Warsaw Pact;
d. The Chinese Communist Revolution.
13. Examine social, economic and political struggles resulting
from colonialism and imperialism including:
a. Independence movements in India, Indochina and
Africa.
b. Rise of dictatorships in former colonies.
14. Explain the causes and consequences of the fall of the Soviet
Union and the end of the Cold War including:
a. The arms build-up;
b. Ethnic unrest in the Soviet Union;
c. Independence movements in former Soviet satellites;
d. Global decline of communism.
15. Examine regional and ethnic conflict in the post-Cold War
era including:
a. Persistent conflict in the Middle East;
b. Ethnic strife in Europe, Africa and Asia.
20th Century
Conflict
Grade 10
6. Trace the development of the United States as a world power
with emphasis on:
a. The decision to enter into World War I;
b. President Wilson's Fourteen Points;
c. The Treaty of Versailles;
d. The decision of the United States not to participate in the
League of Nations.
7. Analyze the impact of U.S. participation in World War II, with
emphasis on the change from isolationism to international
involvement including the reaction to the attack on Pearl
Harbor.
8. Explain how the Cold War and related conflicts influenced
U.S. foreign policy after 1945 with emphasis on:
a. The Marshall Plan;
b. Communist containment, including the Truman Doctrine,
Berlin Blockade and Cuban Missile Crisis;
c. The Korean War and the Vietnam War.
People in Societies Indicators:
Diffusion
3. Explain how advances in communication and
transportation have impacted:
a.
b.
c.
d.
e.
f.
g.
Globalization;
Cooperation and conflict;
The environment;
Collective security;
Popular culture;
Political systems;
Religion.
Social Studies Skill and Methods Indicators:
Grade 11
Obtaining
Information
1. Identify a current public policy issue and arguments relative
to the issue.
2. Determine criteria by which arguments will be judged.
3. Identify advocacy groups and obtain public policy
information they produce.
4. Adjust a research question or topic based on information
obtained while conducting research.
Thinking and
Organizing
5. Choose a position on an issue and develop a rationale for
that position.
6. Critique the conclusions drawn from survey and research
data by questioning:
a.
b.
c.
d.
Sample size;
Demographics;
The sponsoring organization;
Logic of the conclusions reached.
Communicating
Information
7. Identify appropriate tools for communicating a position
on an issue (e.g., electronic resources, newsletters, letters to
the editor, public displays and handouts).
Problem Solving
8. Apply the processes of persuasion, compromise and
negotiation to the resolution of conflicts and differences.
Social Studies Skills and Methods Indicators (Grade 12)
Obtaining
Information
1. Obtain and evaluate information from public records and
other resources related to a public policy issue.
Thinking and
Organizing
2. Construct an action plan for presenting a position to the
appropriate decision-making body.
3. Research an issue or topic by gathering, recording,
evaluating and interpreting relevant data.
Communicating
Information
4. Develop a research project and make formal
presentations to the class and/or community members
using:
a.
b.
c.
d.
e.
f.
Key terms;
Support for main ideas;
Examples;
Statistics and other evidence;
Visual aids;
Formal citation of sources.
5. Respond to questions and feedback about presentations
knowledgeably and civilly.
Problem Solving
6. Build consensus within a group by:
a. Finding points of agreement;
b. Identifying points individuals are willing to concede;
c. Making sure that all voices are heard;
d. Attempting to understand the view of others.
7. Engage in group work on issues-analysis and decisionmaking:
a. Identify a problem or dilemma;
b. Analyze the interests, values and points of view;
c. Identify causes of the problem or dilemma;
d. Propose alternative solutions;
e. Formulate a position or course of action;
f. Evaluate the consequences of the action taken.