Standard Indicator: 2 Ancient Civilizations of Greece and Rome
2.1 – Define civilization and identify the key differences between civilizations and other forms of social organizations
2.2 – Compare causes and conditions by which civilizations developed in North Africa, Southwest Asia, South Asia and East Asia.
2.3 – Differentiate hierarchies in the social structures of early civilized peoples and explain the influence of religious belief systems
2.4 – Explain relationships in early civilizations between the development of state authority and the growth of aristocratic power, taxation systems and institutions of coerced labor, including slavery.
2.6 – Analyze the major events of the wars between the Persians and the Greeks, reasons why the Persians failed to conquer the Greeks
2.7 – Compare and contrast the daily life, social hierarchy, culture and institutions of Athens and Sparta
2.8 – Describe the role of Alexander the Great in the spread of Hellenism in Southwest and South Asia, North Africa; and part of Europe
2.9 – Describe Roman Republican government and society and trace the changes that culminated in the end of the Republic and the beginning of the Roman Empire
Standard Indicator: 4 – Medieval Europe to the Rise and Development of Western Civilization: 500 – 1650
4.1/4.2 Describe the impact on Western Europe of the collapse of the Roman Empire and the impact of Christian monasteries.
4.3 Describe the rise and achievements of Charlemagne and the Empire of the Franks
4.4 Explain how the idea of Christendom influenced the development of cultural unity in Europe
4.5 Describe how technology improvements in agriculture, the growth of towns, the creation of guilds, and the development of banking during the middle ages, as well as institutions of feudalism the manorial system influenced European civilization
4.7/4.9 Explain the Great Schism of 1054 and the development of Eastern and Western branches of Christianity.
4.8 Explain the causes of the Crusades and their consequences for Europe and Southwest Asia.
4.10 Trace the origins and developments of the Northern Renaissance and the Italian Renaissance.
4.11/4.12/4.13 Describe and analyze the factors, main themes, and achievements of the Protestant Reformation.
Europe developed politically, economically, socially, and culturally from 500 to 165
Students will analyze how the fall of the Roman Empire led to the feudal system.
Students will describe how the relationship between early kings and the church led to the growth of papal authority.
Students will identify the causes that led the development of the cities.
Students will differentiate the impact of technology during each phase of this unit.
Students will recognize how movements such as the Reformation brought about a decline in church power.
Secular canon law Renaissance Holy Roman Empire humanism
Tithe simony Reformation
Serf gothic Peace of Augsburg
Vassal inquisition predestination
Chivalry guild Council of Trent scholastics
World History Benchmark #5
Standard Indicator: 5 – Worldwide Exploration, Conquest, and Colonization: 1450 – 1750
5.1 Explain the causes and conditions of worldwide voyages of exploration and discovery by expeditions from China, Portugal, Spain, France, England and the Netherlands.
5.2 Explain the origins, developments and consequences of the transatlantic slave trade between Africa and Americas.
5.3 Explain the origins, developments, main events and consequences of European overseas expansion through conquest and colonization in Africa, Asia, and the Americas.
5.4 Identify major technological innovations in shipbuilding, navigation, and naval warfare, and explain how these technological advances were related to voyages of exploration, conquest and colonization
Worldwide exploration caused conquest and colonization from 1450 to 1750.
Students will summarize the events that led to worldwide exploration.
Students will evaluate the causes of conquest and colonization.
Students will consider the consequences of the slave trade.
Students will identify the major technological innovations in shipbuilding, navigation, and naval warfare.
Standard Indicator: 6 – Scientific, Political, Cultural, and Industrial Revolutions: 1500-1900
9.1 Identify patterns of historical change and duration and construct a representation that illustrates continuity and change.
9.3 Investigate and interpret multiple causation in analyzing historical actions, and analyze cause-and-effect relationships
9.5 Use technology in the process of conducting historical research and in the presentation of the products of historical research and current events
6.1 Examine how the Scientific Revolution, as well as technological changes and new forms of energy, brought about massive social, economic, and cultural change.
6.2 Trace the origins and consequences of the English Civil War on the government and society of England.
6.4 Compare and contrast the causes and events of the American and French Revolutions of the late eighteenth century and explain consequences for the growth of liberty, equality and democracy in Europe, the Americas and other parts of the world
6.7 Analyze and evaluate the influence of Christianity, the Enlightenment and democratic revolutions and ideas in various regions of the world
Revolutionary events caused global consequences in Western Europe from 1500 to 1900.
Students will compare and contrast the causes and events that led to the major revolutions of this time period.
Students will describe the impact of that the Enlightenment had upon political thought in government.
Students will evaluate how the competition for resources led to many of the revolutions.
Standard Indicator: 7 and 8 – Global Imperialism: 1500 to present
An Era of Global Conflicts, Challenges, Controversies and Changes: 1900 to present
7.1 Discuss, Trace, and analyze the rise of nationalism in Europe, North America and Asia and explain the causes of main events and global consequences of imperialism and World War I.
7.3 Analyze Japanese responses to challenges by Western imperial powers and the impact of these responses on Japan’s subsequent development as an industrial, military and imperial power.
8.3 Compare the totalitarian ideologies, institutions and leaders of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, Germany and Italy in the 1920s, 1920s, and 1940s.
8.4 Identify and analyze the causes, events and consequences of World War II
8.5 Explain the origins and purposes of international alliances in the context of World War I and War II
8.6 Explain the causes and consequences of the Cold War.
8.7 Identify new post-war nations in South and Southeast Asia and Africa that were created from former colonies, and describe the reconfiguration of the African continent.
8.9 Describe ethnic or nationalistic conflicts and violence in various parts of the world, including Southeastern Europe, Southwest and Central Asia, and subSaharan Africa
9.3 Investigate and interpret multiple causations in analyzing historical actions, and analyze cause-and-effect relationships.
Significant political, social, and economic events changed the world from 1900 to the present.
1. Research and writing process
Students will trace and explain the political, social, and economic changes in the world due to World War I and II.
Students will analyze the revolutions that led to the fall and rise of governments.
Students will compare and contrast the different ideologies that emerged during this time period.
Students will discuss the successes and failures of democratic reform movements.
Causes and outcomes of WWI: alliances, imperialism, milittarism, nationalism
Causes and outcomes of WWII: facism, Nazism, totalitarianism, Treaty of Versailles, Great Depression, Pearl Harbor, D-Day, Holocaust, Nuremburg Trials, Cold War, Iron Curtain, Containment, Truman Doctrine, Marshall Plan, NATO, Warsaw Pact
Brinkmanship, Space race, SALT, domino theory, detante,
Maps, charts, graphs, globes
Analysis of the causes and effects of WWI, WWII, and the Cold War.