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1 Students will gain an understanding of early civilizations and their contributions to the foundations of human culture.

2 Students will comprehend the contributions of classical civilizations.

3 Students will investigate the diffusion and interaction of cultures from the Classical Period through the Age of Discovery.

4 Students will understand the influence of revolution and social change in the transition from early modern to contemporary societies.

5 Students will understand the interaction of peoples in the global integration of the 20th century.

  • 1 Analyze the political and economic global issues in the first half of the 20th century.

    • a Investigate the impact of totalitarianism on Europe; i.e., Stalinism, Italian fascism, German National Socialism.

    • b Examine the connections among WWI, the Great Depression, and WWII.

    • c Assess the consequences of global war on the world.

  • 2 Investigate the impact of the Cold War on integration.

    • a Explain the key elements of the Cold War.

    • b Examine the independence movements in the African and Asian colonial world.

    • c Determine the causes and effects of the collapse of the Soviet sphere.

  • 3 Investigate the creation of international organizations and global integration.

  • 4 Evaluate the impact of terrorism on the world's political, economic, and social systems.

    • a Assess the base of terrorist networks and activities.

    • b Examine the impact of terrorism on the lives of people.

    • c Analyze the responses of political and economic institutions to terrorism.