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2 World History

  • 1 Research Skills for History

    • PO 1 Construct charts, graphs and narratives using historical data.

    • PO 2 Interpret historical data displayed in graphs, tables, and charts.

    • PO 3 Construct timelines (e.g., presidents/ world leaders, key events, people) of the historical era being studied.

    • PO 4 Formulate questions that can be answered by historical study and research.

    • PO 5 Describe the difference between a primary source document and a secondary source document and the relationships between them.

    • PO 6 Determine the credibility and bias of primary and secondary sources.

    • PO 7 Analyze cause and effect relationships between and among individuals and/or historical events.

    • PO 8 Analyze two points of view on the same historical event.

  • 2 Early Civilizations

  • 3 World in Transition

  • 4 Renaissance and Reformation

  • 5 Encounters and Exchange

  • 6 Age of Revolution

  • 7 Age of Imperialism

  • 8 World at War

    • PO 1 Review the rise of totalitarianism in Europe following World War I.

    • PO 2 Analyze the major causes of World War II:

      • a aggressive search for resources by Japan

      • b political ideologies of Fascism and Nazism

      • c resentment toward the Treaty of Versailles

    • PO 3 Trace the series of invasions and conquests in the European and Pacific Theaters in World War II.

    • PO 4 Describe the following events leading to the Allied victory:

      • a D-Day Invasion

      • b Battle of the Bulge

      • c Japanese defeat in Iwo Jima and Okinawa

      • d atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki

    • PO 5 Describe how racism and intolerance contributed to the Holocaust.

    • PO 6 Summarize each of the following outcomes of World War II:

      • a redrawing of political boundaries in Europe

      • b tensions leading to Cold War

      • c formation of the United Nations

      • d beginning of atomic age

      • e rebuilding of Japan

    • PO 7 Compare the rebuilding of Japan with the rebuilding of Germany following World War II.

    • PO 8 Describe the following events resulting from World War II:

      • a Nuremburg Trial

      • b Marshall Plan

      • c NATO / Warsaw Pact

      • d creation of United Nations

      • e creation of Israel

    • PO 9 Describe the spread of Communism after World War II:

      • a China – Mao Tse-tung and Chinese Revolution

      • b Korea – 38th parallel and division of country

      • c Cuba – Fidel Castro and Cuban Missile Crisis

      • d Vietnam – Ho Chi Minh

    • PO 10 Describe the impact of the Cold War (i.e., creation of the Iron Curtain, arms race, space race) that led to global competition.

    • PO 11 Describe the following events of the Korean War:

      • a Chinese involvement

      • b U.N. police actions

      • c containment of Communism

      • d partition of Korea at the 38th Parallel

    • PO 12 Describe how the following impacted the Vietnam War:

      • a historical relationship of China and Vietnam

      • b French Indochina War

      • c containment of Communism

      • d Ho Chi Minh Trail

      • e conflict resolution

    • PO 13 Examine the fall of Communism and the unification of European nations:

      • a Germany – reunification, Berlin Wall torn down

      • b Russia – Gorbachev, Glasnost and Perestroika

      • c Union of Soviet Socialist Republics – countries regained independence

      • d European Union formed

    • PO 14 Describe the following events in the Middle East during the 20th and 21st centuries:

      • a creation of Israel

      • b conflicts between Israeli and Palestinian governments

      • c Camp David Peace Treaty

      • d Persian Gulf War

      • e Iraq War

    • PO 15 Compare independence movements in various parts of the world (e.g., India/ Pakistan, Latin America, Africa, Asia) during the 20th century.

    • PO 16 Examine human rights issues during the 20th century (e.g., Apartheid, genocide, famine, disease).

  • 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 studied at this grade level 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 affected, and continue to affect, the social, political, geographic, and economic climate of the world (e.g., terrorism, globalization, conflicts, interdependence, natural disasters, advancements in science and technology and environmental issues).