Unit 1 /2 – 8000 bce – 600 bce, 600 bce – 600 ce Africa



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UNIT 1 /2 – 8000 bce – 600 bce, 600 bce – 600 ce
Africa

Compare and contrast life in foraging societies with life in agricultural societies after the Agricultural Revolution


Identify two key changes in early African history that resulted in a new period in the history of the region
The Middle East

Analyze the political changes in the Middle East from the Agricultural Revolution to 600 c.e.


Compare and contrast the basic features of TWO of the following religious systems prior to 600 c.e.

Polytheism

Judaism

Christianity


Asia

Compare the origins and tenets of TWO fo the following religious and philosophical systems.

Buddhism

Confucianism

Hinduism

Daoism
Analyze how gender roles in India and China changed from 8000 b.c. – 600 c.e. OR from 600 c.e. – 1450 c.e.


Europe

Compare and contrast the classical civilizations of Greece and Rome in terms of oen of the following characteristics

Political developments

Social and gender structures

Art, science and technology
Analyze the changes and continuities in European involvement in international trade from 2000 b.c. to 600 c.e. OR from 600 c.e. – 1500 c.e.

Unit 3

Africa

Compare and contrast the political and economic characteristics of West and East African states from 600 to 1450.


Evaluate the cultural and religious changes and continuities resulting from Islam’s presence in Africa during the period 600-1450.

Middle East

Compare the social and economic characteristics of the Muslim caliphates and the Mongols in the Middle East from 600 to 1450.


Evaluate the political changes and continuities over time in the Middle East from 600 to 1450.

Asia

Compare and contrast the political systems of two Asian civilizations (either Japan, Korea, or China) from 600 to 1450.


Evaluate the changes and continuities in the role of religion and philosophy in Chinese society from 600 to 1450.

Europe

Compare and contrast the social and economic characteristics of western and eastern Europe from 600 to 1450.


Evaluate the political changes and continuities over time in western and eastern Europe from 600 to 1450.
Compare and contrast the economic and technology developments in Europe and East Asia from 600 – 1500 ce

Americas

Analyze the political & economic continuities and changes in Mesoamerican societies from 600 - 1500


Compare the contrast the social and economic characteristics of the Mesoamerican societies with those of the Andean region from 600 to 1450, focusing on the Aztec and Inca Empires in particular.

Evaluate the cultural changes and continuities over time in Mesoamerican society from 600 to 1450.

UNIT 3 (600 – 1450 – mixture of essays)

Compare and contrast the spread of Christianity to the spread of Islam from 600 – 1750 ce


Describe and explain the continuities and changes in or along ONE of the following transregional networks of exchange between 600 – 1450

The Silk Road Indian Ocean Basin

Describe and explain continuities and changes in the impact of religion on politics in ONE of the following regions from 600 – 1750

Europe South Asia Africa

Analyze continuities and changes in patterns of interactions along the Silk Roads from 200 bc – 1450ce

Analyze similarities and differences in the rise of TWO of the following empires:

A West African Sudanic empire (Mali OR Ghana OR Songhay)


The Aztec Empire

The Mongol Empire

Compare and contrast the political and economic effects of Mongol rule on TWO of the following regions
China Middle East Russia

Analyze the changes and continuities in commerce in the Indian Ocean region from 650-1750 ce


Compare and contrast Islam’s impact on politics in Africa and India from 600-1700


Unit 4

Africa

The period 1450 to 1900 witnessed important transformations in Africa. Trace significant changes and continuities in two areas (social, political, or economic).


Describe the important political and economic similarities and differences between North Africa and West Africa between 1450 and 1750.
Middle East

Compare and contrast the impact of the global inflation of the late sixteenth century on the Ottoman and Safavid Empires.


Describe changes and continuities in the political structure of the Middle East from 1400 to 1750.

Asia

Describe continuities and changes in the social, political, and economic role that Confucianism played in both the Ming and Qing Empires from 1450 to 1750.


Compare and contrast the methods used to consolidate political authority in two empires (Tokugawa Shogunate, Qing Empire, Mughal Empire) during 1450 to 1750.

Europe

Europeans’ changing world-view had enormous impact following the Middle Ages. Evaluate cultural and intellectual changes and continuities in Europe during this period.


Europe underwent significant economic changes between 1450 and 1750. By 1650, the effects of those changes were becoming apparent. Discuss important similarities and differences between sea-based western European empires and Russia in this period.

Americas

European colonization had a significant impact on the systems of government if the New World. Discuss changes and continutities in the political system of one area (North America, Mesoamerica, the Caribbean, or South America) during 1450 to 1750.


Compare and contrast the economic system of the American colonies of two European powers (England, France, Portugal, or Spain) between 1450 and 1750.

UNIT 4 (1450 – 1750 – mixture of essays)

**Describe and explain the continuities and changes in religious beliefs and practices in ONE of the following regions from 1450 to the present

Sub-Saharan Africa Latin America/Caribbean

Choose ONE of the following areas and discuss how technological developments from 1450-1750 changed and continued its global influence. Be sure to describe its position of power and influence.


Spain Ottoman Empire China

For the period from 1500 – 1850, compare North American racial ideologies and their effects on society with Latin American/Caribbean racial ideologies and their effects on society.

Analyze the social and economic transformations that occurred in the Atlantic World as a result of new contacts among Western Europe, Africa and the Americas from 1492 to 1750.

Within the period from 1450 – 1800, compare the processes (eg political social economic) of empire building in the Spanish Empire with the empire-building processes in ONE of the following.

The Ottoman Empire Russian Empire

Describe and explain the continuities and changes in religious beliefs and practices in ONE of the following regions from 1450 to the present

Europe Africa Latin America

Unit 5

Africa
Analyze the demographic and economic changes and continuities that occurred in Africa as a result of the American slave trade from 1550 to 1890.
Compare and contrast the causes, goals, and effects of “old imperialism” and New Imperialism in Africa.

Middle East
Compare and contrast the effects of nationalism on the Ottoman Empire and Europe from 1750 through 1914.
Trace the changing impact of Islam on the political and social structures of the Ottoman Empire from 1750 to 1914.

Asia
Compare and contrast the rise of nationalism and the role it played in China and India from 1850 until 1914.
Analyze how British colonialism in Asia changed over time from 1750 to 1914.

Europe
Compare and contrast the effects of nationalism during the nineteenth century in two European nations (Russia, France, Germany, or Austro-Hungarian Empire).
Analyze the impact of industrial change in western Europe during the time period 1750 to 1900.

Americas
Analyze the effects of different labor systems on the social and economic structures of the Americas between 1550 and 1914.
Compare and contrast the effects of industrialism on North America and Central/South America.

UNIT 5 (1750- 1914 – mixture of essays)
Western incursion was a common theme in the years from 1750-1914. Different societies responded to the outside forces in a variety of ways. Compare and contrast the responses between TWO of the following societies.
China India Latin America

Analyze changes and continuities in long-distance migrations in the period from 1700-1900. Be sure to include specific examples from at least TWO different world regions.


Compare the emergence of nation-states in nineteenth century Latin America with the emergence f nation-states in ONE of the following regions in the twentieth century.


Sub-Saharan Africa The Middle East

Unit 6

Africa
Compare and contrast the struggle for independence in two nations (Algeria, Ghana, Kenya, or South Africa).
Compare and contrast the struggle for independence in Africa and that in India
Focusing on one factor (social, economic, or political), discuss the changes and continuities experiences in sub-Saharan Africa from 1914 to the present.
Discuss the political and economic changes and continuities in Egypt from 1750 - 1980
Middle East
Compare and contrast the causes and effects of the twentieth century Islamic revolutions in Iran and Afghanistan.
Discuss the change and continuities in the political structure of one of the Middle Eastern nations (Turkey, Palestine, Israel or Iraq) during the twentieth century.
Asia
Compare and contrast the causes and effects of the Cold War struggle in two countries (Korea, Vietnam, or China).
Discuss the political changes and continuities experiences in one nation (India, Japan, or China) between World War I and the present.
Europe
Compare and contrast the economic and political responses to the global depression of two countries (Great Britain, Germany, Italy, or France).
Discuss the changes and continuities in the political and economic structures and functions of European nation-states during the second half of the twentieth century.
Americas
Compare and contrast the nature of the Mexican Revolution in the early twentieth century with that of the Cuban Revolution in the 1950’s and 1960’s.
Discuss the political changes and continuities experiences in one nation (Argentina, Brazil, or Mexico) from World War I to the end of World War II.
Compare and contrast the economic and social experience of the two superpowers during the 20th century

UNIT 6 – 1914 – Present (mixture of essays)
Analyze major changes and continuities in the formation of national identities in ONE of the regions listed below from 1914 to the present. Be sure to include evidence from specific countries in the region selected.

Middle East Southeast Asia Sub-Saharan Africa



Compare and contrast the goals and outcomes of the revolutionary process in TWO of the following countries beginning with the dates specified.
Mexico 1910 China 1911 Russia 1917
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