Global Grade Level/Building: 9/High School 5/00



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Course/Subject: Global Grade Level/Building: 9/High School 5/00



UNIT

SKILLS

TYPE OF ASSESSMENT USED


Methods of Social Science
(review in both years)

  1. History and historical analysis, periodization

  2. Geography – essential elements, world regions

  3. Economics – major concepts, interdependence, economic decision-making

  4. Political science, governmental systems and purposes, citizens rights and responsibilities over time

  5. Definition of culture and civilization, elements of and concept of cultural diffusion

  1. Topics covered through objective and essay questions wrapped into each unit


Expanding Zones of Exchange and Encounter: 500 – 1200

  1. Study of major civilizations of this period including Gupta, Tang, Byzantine, Islamic, Medieval Europe and the spread of Islam. In each area we look at spatial organization, geography, achievements and contributions, impact on neighbors and the world

  2. The Crusades – and their impact upon Southwest Asia, Byzantium and Europe

  1. Objective and essay questions including thematic and DBQs






UNIT

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TYPE OF ASSESSMENT USED


Global Interactions:

1200 – 1650



  1. Growing civilizations, their geography, organization and impact on neighbors and the world. Japan up to Tokugawas, Mongols

  2. Growth of trading centers – Canton, Cairo and Venice, rebirth of Urban Europe, expansion of Chinese and Portuguese traders

  3. Impact of the plague on Europe, Eurasia and Africa

  4. Resurgence of Europe, Medieval and Renaissance Europe

  5. The growth of guilds, towns and the commercial revolution

  6. Growth of Humanism – other world to secular – rise in art, architecture, literature, political science, science and technology

  7. Reformation and the Counter Reformation – Luther, growth of anti-Semitism, Calvin, role of men and women in the church, resurgence of witchcraft and religious wars in Europe

  8. Rise of the nation state and decline of feudalism, case study of Elizabeth I, Magna Carta, Joan of Arc

  1. Objective and essay questions including thematic and DBQs

  2. Individual Research project on Renaissance Figures includes paper and class presentation





An Age of Revolutions:

1750 – 1800



  1. Scientific Revolution

  2. European Age Enlightenment

  3. French Revolution causes, impact on France and the rise of Napoleon

  1. Object and essay questions including thematic and DBQs



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