PO 1 Describe the effects of the following factors on the rise of imperialism:
a increased need for raw materials
b increased need for consumers
c nationalism – countries increased power
PO 2 Describe how areas in the world (e.g., Africa, India, China) were impacted by the imperialism of European countries.
PO 3 Describe how industrialization in Japan led to its rise as a world power.
PO 4 Describe the impact of American interests in the following areas during the late 19th century and the early 20th century:
a Philippines, Cuba, Puerto Rico and the Spanish American War
b China and the Boxer Rebellion
c Colombia and the building of the Panama Canal
d Hawaiian annexation
8 World at War
PO 1 Explain how the following world movements led to World War I:
d formation of alliances
PO 2 Summarize the outcomes of World War I:
a Treaty of Versailles (e.g., restrictions on Germany, end of the Ottoman Empire, redrawing of European boundaries)
b economic issues (e.g., national debt, spread of socialism)
PO 3 Describe the rise of totalitarianism in Europe following World War I:
a Italy under Mussolini
b Germany under Hitler
c Soviet Union under Stalin
9 Contemporary World
PO 1 Describe current events using information from class discussions and various resources (e.g., newspapers, magazines, television, Internet, books, maps).
PO 2 Identify the connection between current and historical events and issues identified in Concept 8 above using information from class discussions and various resources (e.g., newspapers, magazines, television, Internet, books, maps).
PO 3 Analyze how world events of the late 20th Century and early 21st Century (e.g., terrorism, globalization, conflicts, interdependence, natural disasters, advancements in science and technology, environmental issues) affected, and continue to affect, the social, political, geographic, and economic climate of the world.
PO 4 Compare the economic, political, and social aspects of a country identified in Concept 8 above during the first half of the 20th century to its contemporary economic, political, and social aspects.