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1 WORLD HISTORY Curriculum Map (1 st Semester) WEEK 1- ANCIENT HISTORY Suggested Chapters 1 SS Standards LA LA SS.912.G.1-3 SS.912.G SS.912.G SS.912.H.1.3 SS.912.H.3.1 SS.912.W.1-6 (These are General Standards and can be used throughout the course.) Identify the attributes of Civilization. How did the patterns of civilization differ between the ancient to medieval worlds? What role did rivers play in the development of ancient civilizations? How did civilization develop in Ancient India? What was significant about the first civilizations of China? What contributed to the rise and fall of the civilization of the ancient Greeks? Discuss the differences between the Spartans and the Athenians. What characteristics defined Roman rule? Discuss how the Punic Wars changed the Roman Republic. 1

2 What factors contributed to the development of the Arab Empire? What defined the economics and societies of trading states in Africa? Discuss how the religion of Islam spread to East and West Africa. What were the successes and challenges to medieval Asia? How did European Civilization develop after the fall of the Roman Empire? What factors contributed to the emergence and success of the Byzantine Empire? Which Civilizations flourished in the Americas before the arrival of the Europeans? WEEK 2 & 3- BYZANTIUM & MEDIEVAL EUROPE Suggested Chapters 2, 4 & 6 SS Standards LA LA SS.912.G.1-3 SS.912.G SS.912.G SS.912.H.1.3 SS.912.H.3.1 SS.912.W.1-6 SS.912.W SS.912.W SS.912.W.3.2 SS.912.W SS.912.W.4.7 How can changes to political systems impact economic activities? How is society influenced by changes in political and economic systems? How did the Church influence political and cultural changes in Western Europe? What are the beliefs that define Christianity? Discuss the different Christian theologies which developed after the Apostolic Age. How did Christianity spread throughout the Roman Empire and what were the consequences? Discuss the Political, Economic and Military causes for the fall of the Western Roman Empire. How was the Catholic Church organized by the fourth century? How did the Catholic Church affect the emerging medieval civilization? Describe the Political and Economic systems of Medieval Europe. What spurred the growth of cities in the middle ages? How did society and the legal system in England evolve after 1066? How did religion influence the daily lives of people in the High Middle Ages? 2

3 Discuss why the Crusades were a Political/Military failure but an Economic success. How did innovations change the architecture of churches and cathedrals in the High Middle Ages? What social and economic effects did the Black Death have on Europe? WEEK 4- THE ISLAMIC WORLD Suggested Chapters 3, 7 & 13 SS Standards LA LA SS.912.G.1-3 SS.912.G SS.912.G SS.912.H.1.3 SS.912.H.3.1 SS.912.W.1-6 SS.912.W.2.8 SS.912.W SS How can religion influence the development of an empire? How can invasion change the lives of the people in conquered lands? What factors help unify an empire? Describe the Pillars of Islam. Why was there tension over who should rule the empire after the death of Muhammad? What internal struggles led to revolts against Umayyad rule? How were the principles of Islam reflected in the social structure of the Arab Empire? What were the major contributions of Islamic scholars? What part did religious beliefs play in medieval African societies? Discuss how the religion of Islam came to be adopted in East and West Africa. How did gold create a strong economy in the Kingdom of Ghana? What contributed to the success of the Kingdom of Mali? How did the Bantu Migration affect culture in different areas of Africa? In what ways were states in southern Africa different than those of the north? Discuss the conflict between Pastoral and Agricultural Africans. How did the Ottoman Turks establish power and expand their empire? What was the source of conflict between the Ottomans and the Safavids? How were the Moguls able to bring almost all of India under its rule? 3

4 WEEK 5- ASIA Suggested Chapters 5 & 14 SS Standards LA LA SS.912.G.1-3 SS.912.G SS.912.G SS.912.H.1.3 SS.912.H.3.1 SS.912.W.1-6 SS.912.W SS.912.W.3.4 What qualities define power struggles and stable periods of rule? How can external forces influence a kingdom or dynasty? How did the Chinese government and economy develop and change over the time period of the three dynasties? How did Chinese society evolve during the period of the three dynasties? How did the Mongols create the world s largest land empire? What effect did the Mongol invasion of the Arab Empire have on Islamic Civilization? How did the role of religion in Chinese government change between the Han and Yuan dynasties? What spurred the golden age of literature and art in China? How did Japan s geography affect its economy and culture? What influenced the rise and fall of central rule in medieval japan? How was Korea influenced by China and Japan? Discuss the state of Hinduism after the introduction of Christianity and Islam to India. What were the achievements of the Ming dynasty? How did the changing economy affect society during the Ming and Qing dynasties? Describe the feudal structure of medieval Japan. Discuss the unification of Japan from Oda Nobunaga through Hideyoshi Toyotomi to Tokugawa Ieyesu. 4

5 WEEK 6 & 7- THE BIRTH OF MODERN EUROPE Suggested Chapters 9, 10 & SS Standards LA LA SS.912.G.1-3 SS.912.G SS.912.G SS.912.H.1.3 SS.912.H.3.1 SS.912.W.1-6 SS.912.W.2.17 SS.912.W SS SS.912.W.6.3 How can trade lead to prosperity and political power? What conditions can encourage the desire for reform? How can reform influence society and beliefs? Why do new ideas often spark change? How did Humanism help define the Italian Renaissance? How did the works of northern European artists differ from those of Italian artists? What role did Martin Luther and his ideas play in the Reformation? Why did Calvinism become an important form of Protestantism by the mid-sixteenth century? Discuss the English Protestant reformation. What prompted the Catholic Reformation of the sixteenth century? What obstacles did participants in the Scientific Revolution face? Compare the role of women in the Italian Renaissance and the Enlightenment. Describe the differences between an Absolute Monarch and an Enlightened Despot. How did changing alliances in Europe lead to the Seven Years war? Discuss how the Seven Years War was carried out on a global scale. Discuss how the Seven Years War influenced the development of the British Empire. 5

6 WEEK 8+- EUROPEAN EXPLORATION & THE NEW WORLD Suggested Chapters 8, 11 SS Standards LA LA SS.912.G.1-3 SS.912.G SS.912.G SS.912.H.1.3 SS.912.H.3.1 SS.912.W.1-6 SS.912.W SS.912.W In what ways were civilizations in early Mesoamerica and South America complex? What are the effects of political and economic expansion? How can external forces influence a kingdom or dynasty? Who were the early peoples of North America? What made the Mayas one of the most sophisticated civilizations of the early Americas? How did the Aztec continue the tradition of building successful civilizations in the Mesoamerica? How did the Inca develop their successful empire? What were the motivations behind European exploration of distant lands? Discuss the motivations behind Spanish, French and English exploitation of the Americas. Describe the Columbian Exchange. Describe the Triangular Trade System of the Atlantic. Discuss the attributes of Latin American Culture. 6

7 (2 nd Semester) WEEK 1 & 2 - REVOLUTIONS Suggested Chapters 12, 15.4, & 16 SS Standards LA LA SS.912.G.1-3 SS.912.G SS.912.G SS.912.H.1.3 SS.912.H.3.1 SS.912.W.1-6 SS.912.W.4.3 SS.912.W SS.912.W.4.10 SS.912.W SS.912.W SS.912.W.7.1 SS.912.W.9.1 What effect might social, economic, and religious conflicts have on a country? Why do new ideas often spark change? What causes revolution? What were the causes and effects of the Thirty Years War? How did the English Civil War influence political thought? Why was the rule of Louis XIV regarded as the best example of absolutism in the seventeenth century? How did Prussia and Austria emerge as great powers in the seventeenth- and eighteenth- century Europe? Describe the differences between an Absolute Monarch and an Enlightened Despot. How did changing alliances in Europe lead to the Seven Years war? Discuss how the Seven Years War was carried out on a global scale. Discuss how the Seven Years War influenced the development of the British Empire. What were the causes of the American Revolution? How did the structure of social classes in France lead to discontent? How did the economic crises lead to the meeting of the Estates-General? Why did the French Revolution become more radical? How did instability in the French government create an opportunity for Napoleon to take power? How did Napoleon lose his empire? Discuss the enduring legacy of Napoleon. Describe the Romantic Movement. 7

8 What led to the unification of Italy and Germany after the revolutions of 1848? How were nationalist revolts in Latin America influenced by the French and American revolutions? WEEK 3- INDUSTRIALIZATION Suggested Chapters 17 & 18 SS Standards SS.912.G.2.1 SS.912.G.4.2 SS.912.W.1.3 SS.912.W.6.1 SS.912.W.6.2 SS.912.W.6.3 SS.912.W.6.4 SS.912.W.1.3 SS.912.W.6.4 LA LA LA LA LA SS.912.G.4.9 SS.912.W.1.4 SS.912.W.6.4 SS.912.W.6.5 SS.912.W.6.6 SS.912.W.1.4 SS.912.W.5.7 SS.912.W.6.4 SS.912.W.6.6 SS.912.H.1.3 SS.912.W.1.3 SS.912.W.6.2 How can innovation affect a way of life? How are political and social structures influenced by economic change? Why did the Industrial Revolution start in Great Britain? What was the social impact of industrialization in Europe? How was socialism a response to industrialization? How did class divisions in Europe change during the nineteenth century? How did the Second Industrial Revolution influence women s roles in society? What happened with democracy in Western Europe in the late nineteenth century? 8

9 WEEK 4 & 5- IMPERIALISM & NATIONALISM Suggested Chapters 19, 20 & 23 SS Standards LA LA SS.912.G.1-3 SS.912.G SS.912.G SS.912.H.1.3 SS.912.H.3.1 SS.912.W.1-6 SS.912.W.2.20 SS.912.W.2.22 SS.912.W.3.4 SS.912.W.5.7 SS.912.W SS.912.W.6.4 SS.912.W SS.912.W.2.8 How can the creation of a new empire impact the people and culture of a region? What are the causes and effects of imperialism? How do cultures influence each other? What were motivations for the new imperialism? How did colonial powers govern their colonies? Why were European countries interested in West and North Africa? How were European colonies different in South Africa? What was the source of conflict between the British and the Indian people? What were the consequences of British rule in India? What led to an Indian independence movement? What were the causes and effects of the Mexican Revolution? How did prosperity change Latin America after 1870? 9

10 WEEK 6- WORLD WAR I Suggested Chapters 21 & 22 SS Standards LA LA SS.912.G.1-3 SS.912.G SS.912.G SS.912.H.1.3 SS.912.H.3.1 SS.912.W.1-6 SS.912.W SS.912.W.7.5 SS.912.W.8.6 SS.912.W.9.1 SS.912.W.9.5 How are political and social structures influenced by economic changes? Why do politics often lead to war? How can technology impact war? What factors contributed to the start of World War I? Discuss the events that led to the fighting after the assassination of Archduke Ferdinand. Discuss what characterized warfare during World War I. Identify the new weapons that were used during World War I. How did the war on the Eastern Front differ from the war on the Western Front? Why did the war widen to become a world conflict? What was the impact of total war? What factors and events led to the Russian Revolution? How did World War I come to an end? How was a final settlement of World War I established? What led to new problems in the years after World War I? What triggered the Great Depression? How did the Great Depression affect people s confidence in democracy? How did Mussolini create a dictatorial state in Italy? How did Stalin gain and maintain power in the USSR? What was the goal of authoritarian governments in the West? What was the basis of Adolf Hitler s ideas? How did Hitler build a Nazi state? What was Hitler s motivation for German expansion? 10

11 WEEK 7- WORLD WAR II& THE COLD WAR Suggested Chapters 24 & 25 SS Standards LA LA SS.912.G.1-3 SS.912.G SS.912.G SS.912.H.1.3 SS.912.H.3.1 SS.912.W.1-6 SS.912.W SS.912.W.8.2 SS.912.W.9.1 What can cause economic instability? How might political change impact society? How does war impact society and the environment? What alliances and events contributed to the outbreak of World War II? Why did Japan want to seize other countries? Describe the events of the European Theater. Describe the events of the Pacific Theater. Discuss the justification for the use of the atomic bombs. Describe Europe after World War II. Why did the U.S. and the U.S.S.R become political rivals after World War II? What was the result of increased tensions between the superpowers? How was China affected by the Cold War? What common factor triggered the hot wars of the Cold War? How did nuclear weapons influence the political relationships during the Cold War? What events led to the dispute between Israel and its neighbors? How did Western Europe recover after World War II? Discuss how the Cold War was not really that Cold. 11

12 WEEK 8+- POST WORLD WAR II Suggested Chapters 26, 27, 28 & 29 SS Standards LA LA SS.912.G.1-3 SS.912.G SS.912.G SS.912.H.1.3 SS.912.H.3.1 SS.912.W.1-6 SS.912.W.6.1 SS.912.W.6.4 SS.912.W.6.6 SS.912.W SS.912.W.7.11 SS.912.W SS.912.W How can economic exploitation lead to nationalist movements? How does conflict influence political relationships? How can political change cause conflict? How does war result in change? What motivates political change? What influences global, political and economic relationships? How did the Middle East change after the fall of the Ottoman Empire? What motivated African independence movements after World War I? Who and what shaped India s independence movement? Who controlled politics in Latin America? What experiences did independence bring to new Southeast Asian countries? What events led to the dispute between Israel and its Arab neighbors? How has the move for self-rule led to turmoil among the countries of the Middle East? How has Islam influenced society and culture in the Middle East? What challenges did newly independent African countries face? What challenges have been overcome by African countries? What factors have affected African society and culture? How did the involvement of the United States and the Soviet Union increase instability in Latin American countries? What economic and political challenges did Latin American countries face during the Cold War? What economic and political challenges did Latin American countries face during the Cold War? How did Latin American society and culture change after World War II? How did Western Europe recover from World War II? How did Western society change during the Cold War? 12

13 What political, economic, and social shifts occurred in the Soviet Union during the Cold War? How was Eastern Europe affected by communism after World War II? How was Japan transformed after World War II? What changes did the Asian Rim countries experience after World War II? How did Mikhail Gorbachev s reforms change the Soviet Union? How did popular revolutions help end communist regimes in Eastern Europe? What are political, economic, and social challenges faced by new Russia? How did the fall of the Soviet Union impact Eastern Europe? What were the political, social, and cultural trends in Western Europe and North America since the end of the Cold War? What political and social changes has China undergone in the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries? How has modern China become a world economic power? What are the structure and goals of the United Nations? What international security issues confront the post-cold War world? How have civil war, ethnic conflict, and genocide affected some nations in the post-cold War period, and how have governments and nongovernmental organizations responded to them? Where have new democracies emerged in the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries? What is the social impact of poverty, hunger, and health pandemics in developing nations? How have problems involving human rights and gender inequality been addressed in the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries? How have population and migration trends affected developed and developing nations? What role do transnational and non-governmental organizations play in the international arena? What are the roles of global economic organizations in the world economy? What are the effects of regional trade organizations on national and regional economies? What are the costs and benefits of globalization? How have scientific discoveries and technological innovations transformed society? What are the environmental challenges of the twenty-first century and how have governments and citizens responded to them? 13

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