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1 Students explore the key historic movements, events and figures that contributed to the development of modern Europe and America from early civilizations through modern times by examining religious institutions, trade and cultural interactions, political institutions, and technological developments.

2 Students compare and contrast forms of government in different historical periods with contemporary political structures of Europe and the Americas and examine the rights and responsibilities of individuals in different political systems.

  • Foundations of Government

    • 6.2.1 Compare and contrast major forms of governments in Europe and the Americas throughout history.

    • 6.2.2 Explain how elements of Greek direct democracy and Roman representative democracy are present in modern systems of government.

    • 6.2.3 Examine key ideas of Magna Carta (1215), the Petition of Right (1628), and the English Bill of Rights (1689) as documents to place limits on the English monarchy and how they have affected the shaping of other governments.

    • 6.2.4 Define the term nation-state and describe the rise of nation-states headed by monarchs in Europe from 1500 to 1700.

  • Functions of Government

    • 6.2.5 Discuss the impact of major forms of government in Europe and the Americas on civil and human rights.

    • 6.2.6 Identify and describe the functions of international political organizations in the world today.

  • Roles of Citizens

    • 6.2.7 Define and compare citizenship and the citizen's role throughout history in Europe and the Americas.

3 Students identify the characteristics of climate regions in Europe and the Americas and describe major physical features, countries and cities of Europe and the Western Hemisphere.

4 Students examine the influence of physical and cultural factors upon the economic systems of countries in Europe and the Americas.

  • 6.4.1 Give examples of how trade related to key developments in the history of Europe and the Americas.

  • 6.4.2 Analyze how countries of Europe and the Americas have been influenced by trade in different historical periods.

  • 6.4.3 Explain why international trade requires a system for exchanging currency between various countries.

  • 6.4.4 Describe how different economic systems (traditional, command, market and mixed) in Europe and the Americas answer the basic economic questions on what to produce, how to produce and for whom to produce.

  • 6.4.5 Compare the standard of living of various countries of Europe and the Americas today using Gross Domestic Product (GDP) per capita as an indicator.

  • 6.4.6 Analyze current economic issues in the countries of Europe or the Americas using a variety of information resources.

  • 6.4.7 Identify economic connections between the local community and the countries of Europe or the Americas and identify job skills needed to be successful in the workplace.

  • 6.4.8 Identify ways that societies deal with helpful and harmful externalities (spillovers) in Europe or the Americas.

  • 6.4.9 Explain how saving and investing help increase productivity and economic growth and compare and contrast individual saving and investing options.