Unit One: wwi and its Treaties Duration: 1st six weeks to 3



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IB-20th Century World Topics

Henri Naylor


Unit One: WWI and its Treaties

Duration: 1st six weeks to 3rd week of 2nd six weeks
IB 20th Century World Topics Curriculum Objectives:

  • Topic 1: Causes, Practices, and Effects of War

  • Prescribed Subject 1: Peacemaking, Peacekeeping – International Relations 1918-1936

    • Aims of the participants & peacemakers: Wilson & 14 Points

    • Terms of the Paris Peace Treaties 1919-20: Versailles, St Germain, Trianon, Neuilly, Sevres/Lausanne


Notes Included in this Unit:

  • Europe at the Turn of the Century

  • Background to WWI

  • Outbreak to WWI

  • Course of WWI

  • WWI Treaties



Unit Two: Wilson & US Entrance in WWI

Duration: 2nd six wks
IB History of Americas Curriculum Objectives:

  • Emergence of the Americas is Global Affairs 1880-1929

    • United States and the First World War: reasons for US involvement, Wilson’s peace ideals, Treaty of Versailles, significance of war on US

    • Involvement and participation of Canada in the First World War, reasons for participation


Notes Included in this Unit:

  • Wilson & US Entrance in WWI



Unit Three: Russian Revolution and Stalin’s Reign

Duration: 3rd Six Weeks
IB 20th Century World Topics Curriculum Objectives:

  • Topic 1: Causes, Practices, and Effects of War

    • Different types of 20th century warfare (guerrilla, civil, total, revolutionary, limited)

    • Origins and causes of war (long/short-term, failure of diplomacy, economic, ideological, political, religious)

    • Nature of 20th century wars (technology, tactics, home front, women)

    • Effects and results (treaties, political repercussions, territorial changes, social/cultural effects, post-war economic problems)

  • Topic 3: The Rise and Rule of Single-party States

    • Origins of single-party states (conditions which produced the leader, emergence of leader, ideology, support)

    • Establishment of single-party states (methods, form of government, totalitarianism, treatment of opposition)

    • Rule of single-party states (political/social/economic policies, role education/propaganda/media/arts, status of women, treatment of religion and minorities)


Notes Included in this Unit:

  • Russian Revolution

  • Cult of Personality



Unit Four: Peacemaking, peacekeeping – international relations 1918-36

Duration: 4th Six weeks
IB 20th Century World Topics Curriculum Objectives:

  • Prescribed Subject 1: Peacemaking, peacekeeping – international relations 1918-36

    • Aims of the participants and peacemakers: Wilson & the Fourteen Points

    • Terms of the Paris Peace Treaties 1919-20: Versailles, St Germain, Trianon, Neuilly, Sevres/Lausanne 1923

    • The geopolitical and economic impact of the treaties on Europe; the establishment and impact of the mandate system

    • Enforcement of the provisions of the treaties: US isolationism- the retreat from the Anglo-American Guarantee; disarmament- Washington, London, Geneva Conferences

    • The League of Nations: effects of the absence of major powers’ the principle of collective security, and early attempts at peacekeeping (1920-5)

    • The Ruhr Crisis (1923); Locarno and the “Locarno Spring” (1925)

    • Depression and threats to international peace and collective security; Manchuria (1931-3) and Abyssinia (1935-6)


Notes Included in this Unit:

  • Peacemaking and League of Nations



Unit Five: World War Two

Duration: 5th Six Weeks
IB 20th Century World Topics Curriculum Objectives:

  • Topic 1: Causes, Practices, and Effects of War

    • Different types of 20th century warfare (guerrilla, civil, total, revolutionary, limited)

    • Origins and causes of war (long/short-term, failure of diplomacy, economic, ideological, political, religious)

    • Nature of 20th century wars (technology, tactics, home front, women)

    • Effects and results (treaties, political repercussions, territorial changes, social/cultural effects, post-war economic problems)

  • Topic 3: The Rise and Rule of Single-party States

    • Origins of single-party states (conditions which produced the leader, emergence of leader, ideology, support)

    • Establishment of single-party states (methods, form of government, totalitarianism, treatment of opposition)

    • Rule of single-party states (political/social/economic policies, role education/propaganda/media/arts, status of women, treatment of religion and minorities)

  • Prescribed Subject 1: Peacemaking, peacekeeping – international relations 1918-36

    • The Ruhr Crisis (1923); Locarno and the “Locarno Spring” (1925)

    • Depression and threats to international peace and collective security; Manchuria (1931-3) and Abyssinia (1935-6)


Notes Included in this Unit:

  • Mussolini and Fascism

  • Germany Post WWI and the Rise of Hitler

  • Background of WWII

  • Course of WWII

  • WWII and the Home Front



Unit Six: Practice for Exams

Duration: Upon Finishing all Notes until History Exams
IB 20th Century World Topics Curriculum Objectives:

  • Topic 1: Causes, Practices, and Effects of War

    • Different types of 20th century warfare (guerrilla, civil, total, revolutionary, limited)

    • Origins and causes of war (long/short-term, failure of diplomacy, economic, ideological, political, religious)

    • Nature of 20th century wars (technology, tactics, home front, women)

    • Effects and results (treaties, political repercussions, territorial changes, social/cultural effects, post-war economic problems)

  • Topic 3: The Rise and Rule of Single-party States

    • Origins of single-party states (conditions which produced the leader, emergence of leader, ideology, support)

    • Establishment of single-party states (methods, form of government, totalitarianism, treatment of opposition)

    • Rule of single-party states (political/social/economic policies, role education/propaganda/media/arts, status of women, treatment of religion and minorities)

  • Prescribed Subject 1: Peacemaking, Peacekeeping – International Relations 1918-1936

    • Aims of the participants & peacemakers: Wilson & 14 Points

    • Terms of the Paris Peace Treaties 1919-20: Versailles, St Germain, Trianon, Neuilly, Sevres/Lausanne

    • The geopolitical & economic impact of the treaties on Europe; the establishment & impact of the mandate system

    • Enforcement of the provisions of the treaties: US isolationism- the retreat from the Anglo-American Guarantee; disarmament – Washington, London, Geneva conferences

    • The League of Nations: effects of the absence of major powers; the principle of collective security and early attempts at peacekeeping (1920-25)

    • The Ruhr Crisis (1923); Locarno Spring (1925)

    • Depression and the threats to international peace and collective security: Manchuria (1931-33) and Abyssinia (1935-36)

Also, all History of the Americas covered their Junior year.
For the rest of the year, I have to have students practice essays and DBQ’s. We go over information and techniques for the exams.


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