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                                               Modern World History Topics and Lessons:
 
                           First Semester                             Second Semester

Unit #1: Introduction to World History

7 Stories that Prove History is Never Boring!
Learning Target: I can INDENTIFY one interesting historical person and EXPLAIN why I    would like to meet them.

 Turn in your 7 Stories . . . .  here!

Welcome to World History Assignment

Learning Target: I can INDENTIFY information about this course including content, expectations, and supports.

Turn in Welcome to World History here!


Around the World in 50 Minutes!
Learning Target: I can INDENTIFY interesting locations, landmarks, and geographical features around the world. 

Turn in Around the World in 50 Mins. here!


Absolute Monarchies Reign Across Europe
Learning Target: I can DESCRIBE how absolute power was instituted in Spain, Netherlands, France, Central Europe, & Russia.

Absolute Monarchies Across Europe

Why did Absolute Monarchy Fail in England?
Learning Target: I can EXPLAIN why Absolute Monarchy failed in England and led to a Constitutional Monarchy.

Turn in your Absolute Mon.  Fails Eng  here!







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Unit #2: The Scientific Revolution & The Age of Enlightenment

The Scientific Revolution
Learning Target: I can IDENTIFY individuals in Europe who played a role in advancing Science and our understanding of the Universe during the Scientific Revolution (1550-1700).   

Turn in your Scientific Revolution  here!


The Age of Enlightenment Advanced Organizer 
Learning Target: I can IDENTIFY characteristics of the Age of Enlightenment and predict how these ideas changed society and government in Europe and the Americas.

Turn in your Enlightenment Adv. Org. here!


The Age of Enlightenment Social Media Project!
Learning Target: I can CREATE and SHARE a social media feed about one of the famous Enlightenment philosophes or philosophers.

Turn in your Enlight. Social Media  here!


The Spread of Enlightenment Ideas
Learning Target: I can COMPARE the ideas put forth during the Age of Enlightenment with the system of "Absolutism" in Europe. 

Turn in your Spread of Enlight. Ideas  here!





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Unit #3: Revolutions in America & France

The Enlightenment Encourages the American Revolution & Republic!
Learning Target: I can IDENTIFY the Enlightenment ideas that encouraged the American Revolution and the creation of a republic. 

Turn in your Enlightenment in America  here!


The French Revolution Begins!
Learning Target: I can EXPLAIN how social and economic conditions lead to the French Revolution.


Turn in your French Revolution Begins  here!


The French Revolution - The End of the Monarchy & Birth of the Republic!
Learning Target: I can DESCRIBE how the reign of the absolute monarchy in France came to an end in favor of a republic. 


Turn in your French Rev. End of Monarchy  here!

The Reign of Terror and the Rise of Napoleon
Learning Target: I can EXPLAIN how the Reign of Terror during the French Revolution led to the rise of Napoleon Bonaparte. 

Turn in your French Rev. Reign of Terror  here!




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Unit #4: The Napoleonic Era



Who was Napoleon Bonaparte?
Learning Target: I can ANALYZ how Napoleon Bonaparte became the dictator France.

Turn in your Who Was Napoleon Here!


Napoleon at War!
Learning Target: I can IDENTIFY & DESCRIBE Napoleon's greatest victories and biggest mistakes in his quest to build a French Empire.

Turn in your Napoleon at War Here!


Napoleon is Defeated and the Congress of Vienna  
Learning Target: I can EXPLAIN how the leaders at the Congress of Vienna attempted to restore peace in Europe following the defeat of Napoleon. 

Turn in your Napoleon's Defear & Cong. of ViennaHere!


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Unit #5: Nationalist Revolutions

Nationalist Revolutions Advanced Organizer
Learning Target: I can GENERALIZE how common bonds such as history, government, and culture led to the creation of a nation-state.

Turn in your Nationalistic Rev. Adv. Org r Here!


Nationalist Revolutions Sweep the West  
Learning Target: I can EXPLAIN how nationalist revolutions in Latin America and Europe led the weakening of old empires and the creation of many modern nations.


Turn in your National Rev.Sweep West  Here!

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Unit #6: Industrialization

The Industrial Revolution Begins!  

Learning Target:
I can EXPLAIN how Industrialization caused social, political, and economic effects on Western Europe, the United States, and the world. 

I know I know it when: I can explain the positive and negative effects the Industrial Revolution had on class distinctions, family life, the global-market economy.

I am learning this because: The Industrial Revolution  is one of the major reasons for why our world functions the way it does today. The enormous changes in industry had major ripple effects in the economy, society, geography, health and culture.

Turn in your Industrial Rev. Begins Here!


New Inventions and an Industrial Lifestyle
Learning Target:
I can ANALYZE the positive and negative effects of the Industrial Revolution.

I know I know it when:
I can make a list of pros and cons for life after the Industrial Revolution.

I am learning this because: The Industrial Revolution  is one of the major reasons for why our world functions the way it does today. The enormous changes in industry had major ripple effects in the economy, society, geography, health and culture.

Turn in your Industrial Inventions & Life Here!


Working in the Mills of Manchester
Learning Target: I can ANALYZE the positive and negative effects of the Industrial Revolution.

I know I know it when:
I can make a list of pros and cons for life after the Industrial Revolution.

I am learning this because: The Industrial Revolution  is one of the major reasons for why our world functions the way it does today. The enormous changes in industry had major ripple effects in the economy, society, geography, health and culture.

Turn in your Mills of Manchster Here!


Capitalism and Communism

Learning Target: I can ANALYZE how the Industrial Revolution changed the lives of people in Europe and America.

I know I know it when: I can make a list of pros and cons for life after the Industrial Revolution.

I am learning this because: The Industrial Revolution  is one of the major reasons for why our world functions the way it does today. The enormous changes in industry had major ripple effects in the economy, society, geography, health and culture.

Turn in your Capitalism vs. Communism Here!


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Unit #7: Imperialism


Imperialism Advanced Organizer
Learning Target: I can IDENTIFY motivations for Imperialism by industrialized nations during the late 1800s and early 1900s.

I know I know it when: I can define the term "imperialism" and locate colonial possessions around the globe.

I am learning this because: Today many nations still have unresolved problems dating back to the Age of Imperialism including some artificial borders and Third World concerns. 

Turn in your Imperialism Adv. Org. Here!


European Nations Scramble for Africa (Coming soon)
Learning Target:
I can IDENTIFY motivations for Imperialism by industrialized nations during the late 1800s and early 1900s.

I know I know it when:
I can define the term "imperialism" and locate colonial possessions around the globe.

I am learning this because:
Today many nations still have unresolved problems dating back to the Age of Imperialism including some artificial borders and Third World concerns.


Imperialism in the Muslim World (Coming soon)
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I know I know it when:
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I am learning this because:
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Imperialism in Asia (Coming soon)
Learning Target:
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I know I know it when:
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I am learning this because:
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Imperialism in Latin America & Beyond (Coming soon)
Learning Target:
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I know I know it when:
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I am learning this because:
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Unit #8: World War I
(coming soon)


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Unit #9: Years of Crisis
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Unit #10: World War II
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Unit #11: The Cold World War
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Unit #12: The Modern World
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  World History with Mr. Gigliotti | Valley Forge High School | Parma Hts., OH | gigliottip@parmacityschools.org