Scholastic Area that Course Is Active In: Social Studies
Strand: Historical Understandings
The student will analyze the origins, structures and interactions of complex societies in the ancient Eastern Mediterranean from 3500 BCE to 500 BCE.
Describe the development of Mesopotamian societies including the religious, cultural, economic, and political facets of society including Hammurabi's law code.
Describe the relationship of religion and political authority in Ancient Egypt.
Explain the development of monotheism including the concepts developed by the ancient Hebrews and Zoroastrianism.
Identifying early trading networks and writing systems existent in the Eastern Mediterranean including those of the Phoenicians.
Explain the development and importance of writing including cuneiform, hieroglyphics, and the Phoenician alphabet.
The student will identify the major achievements of Chinese and Indian societies from 1100 BCE to 500 CE.
Describe the development of Indian civilization including the rise and fall of the Maurya Empire, "Golden Age" under Gupta, and the emperor Ashoka.
Explain the development and impact of Hinduism and Buddhism on India and subsequent diffusion of Buddhism.
Describe the development of Chinese civilization under the Zhou, Qin.
Explain the impact of Confucianism on Chinese culture including the examination system, the Mandate of Heaven, the status of peasants, the status of merchants and the patriarchal family and diffusion to Southeast Asia, Japan and Korea.
The student will examine the political, philosophical and cultural interaction of Classical Mediterranean societies from 700 BCE to 400 CE.
Compare the origins and structure of the Greek polis, the Roman Republic, and the Roman Empire.
Identify the ideas and impact of important individuals to include Socrates, Plato, Aristotle the diffusion of Greek culture by Aristotle's pupil Alexander the Great and the impact of Julius and Augustus Caesar.
Analyze the contributions of Hellenistic and Roman culture to include law, gender and science.
Describe polytheism in the Greek and Roman world and the origins and diffusion of Christianity in the Roman world.
Analyze the factors that led to the collapse of the western Roman Empire.
The student will analyze the importance of the Byzantine and Mongol empires between 450 CE and 1500 CE.
Explain the relationship of the Byzantine Empire to the Roman Empire.
Describe the significance of Justinian's law code, Theodora and the role of women, and Byzantine art and architecture.
Analyze the establishment of Christianity as the official religion of the Byzantine Empire.
Analyze the role of Constantinople as a trading and religious center.
Explain the influence of the Byzantine Empire on Russia with particular attention to its impact on Tsar Ivan III and Kiev.
Define the role of Orthodox Christianity and the Schism.
The student will trace the origins and expansion of the Islamic World between 600 CE and 1300 CE.
Explain the origins of Islam and the growth of the Islamic Empire.
Identify the Muslim trade routes to India, China, Europe and Africa and assess the economic impact of this trade.
Explain the reasons for the split between Sunni and Shia Muslims.
Identify the contributions of Islamic scholars in medicine (Ibn Sina), geography (Ibn Battuta).
Describe the impact of the Crusades on both the Islamic World and Europe.
Analyze the impact of the expansion of the Mongol Empire to include the stabilization of trading networks from China to the Mediterranean world.
Analyze the relationship between Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.
The student will describe the diverse characteristics of early African societies before 1800.
Identify the Bantu migration patterns and contribution to settled agriculture.
Describe the development and decline of the Sudanic kingdoms (Ghana, Mali, Songhai) including the roles of Sundiata, and the pilgrimage of Mansa Musa to Mecca.
Describe the trading networks by examining trans-Saharan trade in gold, salt, and slaves including the Swahili trading cities.
Analyze the process of religious syncretism as a blending of traditional African beliefs with new ideas from Islam and Christianity.
The student will analyze European medieval society with regard to culture, politics, society, and economics.
Explain the manorial system and feudalism, to include the status of peasants and feudal monarchies and the importance of Charlemagne.
Describe the political impact of Christianity to include Pope Gregory VII and King Henry IV.
Explain the role of the church in medieval society.
Describe how increasing trade led to the growth of towns and cities.
The student will demonstrate an understanding of the development of societies in Central and South America.
Explain the rise and fall of the Olmec, Mayan, Aztec and Inca empires.
Compare the culture of the Americas including government, economy, religion and the arts of the Mayans, Aztecs and Incas.
The student will analyze the change and continuity in the Renaissance and Reformation.
Explain the social, economic and political changes that contributed to the rise of Florence and the ideas of Machiavelli.
Identify artistic and scientific achievements of the "Renaissance man" Leonardo da Vinci, and Michelangelo.
Explain the main characteristics of humanism to include the ideas of Petrarch, Dante and Erasmus.
Analyze the impact of the Protestant Reformation to include the ideas of Martin Luther and John Calvin.
Describe the Counter Reformation at the Council of Trent and the role of the Jesuits.
Describe the English Reformation and the role of Henry VIII and Elizabeth I.
Explain the importance of Gutenberg and the invention of the printing press.
The student will analyze the impact of the age of discovery and expansion into the Americas, Africa and Asia.
Explain the roles of explorers and conquistadors, including Zheng He, Vasco DaGama, Christopher Columbus, Ferdinand Magellan, James Cook, and Samuel de Champlain.
Define the Columbian Exchange and its global economic and cultural impact.
Explain the role of the improved technology in European exploration including the astrolabe.
Students will investigate political and social changes in Japan and in China from the seventeenth century CE to mid nineteenth century CE.
Describe the policies of the Tokugawa and Qing rulers, to include Oda Nobunaga, and Kangxi.
Analyze the impact of population growth and its impact on the social structure.
The student will examine the origins and contributions of the Ottoman, Safavid, and Mughal empires.
Describe the geographical extent of the Ottoman Empire during the rule of Suleyman the Magnificent, the Safavid Empire during the reign of Shah Abbas I, and the Moghal Empire during the reigns of Babur and Akbar.
Explain the ways in which these Muslim empires influenced religion, law and the arts in their parts of the world.
The student will examine the intellectual, political, social and economic factors which changed the world view of Europeans.
Explain the scientific contributions of Copernicus, Galileo, Kepler and Newton and how these ideas changed the European world view.
Identify the major ideas of the Enlightenment from the writings of Locke, Voltaire and Rousseau and their relationship to politics and society.
The student will analyze the Age of Revolutions and Rebellions.
Examine absolutism through a comparison of the rules of Louix XIV, Tsar Peter the Great, Tokugawa Ieyasu.
Identify the causes and results of the revolutions in England (1689), United States (1776), France (1789), Haiti (1791), and Latin America (1808-1825).
Explain Napoleon's rise to power, defeat, and consequences for Europe.
Examine the interaction with westerners to include Opium War, the Taiping Rebellion, and Commodore Perry.
The student will be able to describe the impact of industrialization, the rise of nationalism and the major characteristics of world wide imperialism.
Analyze the process and impact of industrialization in England, Germany and Japan, movements for political reform, the writings of Adam Smith and Karl Marx, and urbanization and its impact on women.
Compare and contrast the rise of the nation state in Germany under Otto von Bismarck and Japan under Emperor Meiji.
Describe the reaction to foreign domination including the Russo-Japanese War and Young Turks.
Describe imperialism in Africa and Asia by comparing British policies in South Africa, French policies in Indochina, and Japanese policies in Asia.
The student will demonstrate an understanding of long term causes of World War I and its global impact.
Identify the causes of the war including Balkan nationalism, entangling alliances, and militarism.
Describe the conditions on the war front for soldiers including the Battle of Verdun.
Explain the major decisions made in the Versailles Treaty including German reparations and the mandate system that replaced Ottoman control.
Analyze the destabilization of Europe in the collapse of the great empires including the Romanov and Hapsburg dynasties.
The student will be able to identify the major political and economic factors that shaped world societies between World War I and World War II.
Examine the impact of the war on science, art, and social thinking by identifying the cultural significance of Sigmund Freud, Albert Einstein, and Picasso.
Determine the causes and results of the Russian Revolution from the rise of the Bolsheviks under Lenin to Stalin's first Five Year Plan.
Describe the rise of fascism in Europe and Asia by comparing the policies of Benito Mussolini in Italy, Adolf Hitler in Germany, and Hirohito in Japan.
Analyze the rise of nationalism as seen in the ideas of Sun Yat Sen, Mustafa Kemal Attaturk, and Mohandas Ghandi.
Describe the nature of totalitarianism and the police state that existed in Russia, Germany, and Italy and how they differ from authoritarian governments.
Explain the aggression and conflict leading to World War II in Europe and Asia including the Italian invasion of Ethiopia, the Spanish Civil War, the rape of Nanjing in China, and the German annexation of the Sudentenland.
The student will demonstrate an understanding of the global political, economic and social impact of World War II.
Describe the major conflicts and outcomes including Pearl Harbor, El-Alamein, Stalingrad, D-Day, Guadalcanal, the Philippines, and the end of the war in Europe and Asia.
Identify Nazi ideology, policies, and consequences which led to the Holocaust.
Explain the military and diplomatic negotiations between the leaders of Great Britain (Churchill), the Soviet Union (Stalin), and the United States (Roosevelt/Truman) from Teheran to Yalta and Potsdam and the impact on the nations of Eastern Europe.
Explain allied Post-World War II policies including formation of the United Nations, the Marshall Plan for Europe, and McArthur's plan for Japan.
The student will demonstrate an understanding of the global social, economic and political impact of the Cold War and decolonization from 1945 to 1989.
Analyze the revolutionary movements in India (Gandhi, Nehru), China (Mao Zedong, Chiang Kai-shek), and Ghana.
Describe the formation of the state of Israel.
Explain the arms race to include development of the Hydrogen Bomb (1954) and SALT (Strategic Arms Limitation Treaty, 1972).
Compare and contrast the reforms of Khrushchev to Gorbachev.
Analyze efforts in the pursuit of freedom to include, anti-apartheid, Tianamen Square, and the fall of the Berlin Wall.
The student will examine change and continuity in the world since the 1960s.
Identify ethnic conflicts and new nationalisms to include pan-Africanism, pan-Arabism and the conflicts in Bosnia-Herzegovina and Rwanda.
Describe the breakup of the Soviet Union in 1991 which produced the independent countries to include Ukraine, Kazakhstan and the Baltic States.
Analyze terrorism as a form of warfare in the 20th century including Shining Path, Red Brigade, Hamas, and Al Qaeda and its impact on daily life including travel, world energy supplies, and financial markets.
Examine the rise of women as major world leaders to include, Golda Meir, Indria Gandhi, and Margaret Thatcher.
The student will analyze globalization in the contemporary world.
Describe the cultural and intellectual integration of countries into the world economy through the development of television, satellites, and computers.
Analyze global economic and political connections to include multinational corporations, United Nations, OPEC, and the World Trade Organization.
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