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Altoona High School

Syllabus: Eastern Civilization

Mr. Boley



Unit 1 – Islam and the West

Wisconsin Model Academic Standards

“While studying world history, students in grades 5-12 will learn about:”

  • multiple religions (Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Buddhism, Hinduism) and civilizations to 1100 AD

  • global encounters, industrialization, urbanization, and imperialism, 1850-1914 AD

  • post-industrialism, global interdependence, and fragmentation in the contemporary world, 1945-present

Essential Questions:

  1. How have civilizations established themselves, maintained their culture, and expanded their reach?

  2. How has power and authority been obtained and exercised?

  3. Analyze the interaction of religion and society.

  4. How does culture influence authority?

  5. How does cultural exchange influence societies and regions?

  6. What has been the impact of science and technology?

  7. How have scarce resources been used to satisfy society’s needs?

  8. What is the relationship between human beings and their environment?

  9. What is the impact of revolutionary change?




Material from “World History: Patterns of Interaction”

Lesson Objective

  • Chapter 10, 600-1250 CE; “The Muslim World”

    • The Rise of Islam

    • Islam Expands

    • Muslim Culture

Analyze the spread of Islam and achievements of the Muslim world between 600 and 1250


  • Chapter 14, 800-1500 CE; “The Formation of Western Europe”

    • Church Reform and the Crusades

Summarize the causes of the Crusades

Analyze the effects of the Crusades.



  • Chapter 18, 1300-1700 CE; “The Muslim World Expands”

    • The Ottomans Build a Vast Empire

    • Cultural Blending

    • The Mughal Empire in India

Analyze the causes of the rise and decline of Muslim empires between 1300 and 1700.

  • Chapter 27, 1850-1914 CE; “The Age of Imperialism”

    • “Imperialism”

    • Europeans Claim Muslim Lands

Trace the spread of European influence through colonial expansion – particularly in Muslim lands.

  • The Middle East During and After World War I – Map study

Analyze the roots of the power struggle created by World War I.

  • The Middle East During and After World War II – Map study

Analyze the roots of the power struggle created by World War I.

  • Chapter 33, 1945-Present; “Restructuring the Postwar World

    • The Cold War Divides the World

Analyze the conflicts between competing economic systems.

Identify Cold War conflicts in the Middle East

Compare Cold War practices in the world to Middle East leaders’ goals


  • Chapter 34, 1945-Present; “The Colonies Become New Nations”

Describe the formation of Israel and the conflicts in the Middle East

Summarize the struggles for independence in Central Asia



  • Chapter 36, 1960-Present; “Global Interdependence”

    • The Impact of Science and Technology

    • Global Economic Development

    • Global Security Issues

    • Terrorism

    • Cultures Blend in a Global Age

Explain the variety of ways in which global interdependence affects people’s lives

(Continued)




Unit 2 – India, China, East Asia

Wisconsin Model Academic Standards

“While studying world history, students in grades 5-12 will learn about:”

  • multiple religions (Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Buddhism, Hinduism) and civilizations to 1100 AD

  • global encounters, industrialization, urbanization, and imperialism, 1850-1914 AD

  • post-industrialism, global interdependence, and fragmentation in the contemporary world, 1945-present

Essential Questions:

  1. How have civilizations established themselves, maintained their culture, and expanded their reach?

  2. How has power and authority been obtained and exercised?

  3. Analyze the interaction of religion and society.

  4. How does culture influence authority?

  5. How does cultural exchange influence societies and regions?

  6. What has been the impact of science and technology?

  7. How have scarce resources been used to satisfy society’s needs?

  8. What is the relationship between human beings and their environment?

  9. What is the impact of revolutionary change?

Material from “World History: Patterns of Interaction”

Objectives

  • Chapter 2, 3500-450 BC; “Early River Valley Civilizations”

    • Planned cities on the Indus

    • River Dynasties in China

Analyze the process by which early Chinese peoples organized their societies and built advanced civilizations.

  • Chapter 3, 2000-250 BC; “People and Ideas on the Move”

    • The Indo-Europeans

    • Hinduism and Buddhism Develop

Understand how migration and trade spread goods and cultural ideas throughout the ancient world.

Analyze the development of the first large empires in Asia between 1570 BC and 200 BC

  • Chapter 7, 400 BC – AD 550; “India and China Establish Empires”

    • India’s First Empires

    • Trade spread Indian Religions and Culture

    • Han Emperors in China

Compare the establishment and development of empires in India and China.

  • Chapter 12, 600-1350 CE; “Empires in East Asia”

    • Tang and Song China

    • The Mongol Conquests

    • The Mongol Empire

    • Feudal Powers in Japan

    • Kingdoms of Southeast Asia and Korea

Study East Asian empires and analyze the movement of people and ideas among them.

  • Chapter 19 1400-1800 CE; “An Age of Exploration and Isolation”

Examine the era of European and Chinese exploration and the events that caused Japan and China to withdraw into isolation

  • Chapter 27 1850-1914; “The Age of Imperialism”

    • Imperialism (review)

    • British Imperialism in India

    • Imperialism in Southeast Asia

Trace the spread of European influence through colonial expansion

  • Chapter 28, 1800-1914; “Transformations Around the Globe”

    • China Resists Outside Influence

    • Modernization in Japan

Analyze the effects of imperialism, economic instability, and revolution on developing nations

(Continued)




  • Chapter 30, 1900-1939; “Revolution and Nationalism”

    • Imperial China Collapses

    • Nationalism in India and Southwest Asia

Analyze the evolution of conflict between revolutionaries and nationalists before, during, and after World War I

Analyze the economic, political, social, and scientific changes that brought the world to the brink of a second world war

  • Chapter 32, 1939-1945; “World War II”

Analyze the course and results of World War II in Asia

  • Chapter 33, 1945-Present; “Restructuring the Postwar World”

    • Communists Take Power in China

    • Wars in Korea and Vietnam

Analyze the conflicts between competing economic systems and the restructuring of alliances in Asia from 1945 to the present

  • Chapter 34, 1945-Present; “The Colonies Become New Nations”

    • The Indian Subcontinent Achieves Freedom

    • Southeast Asian nations Gain Independence

    • Central Asia Struggles

Trace independence movements and political conflicts in Africa and Asia as colonialism gave way after World War II

Summarize the struggle for change in China


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