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Mahomet-Seymour Schools

Curriculum

Social Studies - World History II

 

The Reformation and the Scientific Revolution

 

The learner will be able to know and understand the conditions that led to a religious revolt. 

 

The learner will be able to know and understand the main teachings of Martin Luther. 

 

The learner will be able to know and understand the reactions to Lutherís teachings and trace their spread. 

 

The learner will be able to know and understand the effect of the Reformation on England

 

The learner will be able to know and understand significant traits of Calvinism. 

 

The learner will be able to know and understand reactions of the Church to Protestantism. 

 

The learner will be able to know and understand why the ideas of Copernicus and Galileo threatened the Church.

 

The learner will be able to know and understand the scientific method and describe scientific achievements of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.

 

 

 

 

 

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Early Modern England

 

The learner will be able to know and understand how Elizabeth settled Englandís religious problems.

 

The learner will be able to know and understand the significance of Englandís defeat of the Spanish Armada.

 

The learner will be able to know and understand why William Shakespeare is considered a great playwright.

 

The learner will be able to know and understand the theory of the divine right of kings.

 

The learner will be able to know and understand how civil war and Cromwellís rule affected England.

 

The learner will be able to know and understand how and why James II lost his throne.

 

The learner will be able to know and understand the significance of the Bill of Rights.

 

The learner will be able to know and understand how to compare and contrast the views of Thomas Hobbes and John Locke on the purposes of government.

 

 

 

 

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Europe in the Age of Absolute Monarchs

 

The learner will be able to know and understand mercantilism and the role of Colbert in improving Franceís economy.

 

The learner will be able to know and understand the concept of balance of power.

 

The learner will be able to know and understand why Russia was isolated from the rest of Europe.

 

The learner will be able to know and understand the modernization efforts of Peter the Great in Russia.

 

The learner will be able to know and understand why Prussia and Austria fought over Silesia.

 

The learner will be able to know and understand the alliances that formed during the War of Austrian Succession and during the Seven Yearsí War.

 

 

 

  

 

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The French Revolution and Napoleon

 

The learner will be able to know and understand the three estates and explain why the third estate hated the Old Regime.

 

The learner will be able to know and understand the financial crisis that led Louis the XVI to call a meeting of the Estates General.

 

The learner will be able to know and understand how the National Assembly took power.

 

The learner will be able to know and understand the government formed by the National Assembly and explain how it used the ideas of the philosophers.

 

The learner will be able to know and understand why the National Convention voted to execute Louis the XVI.

 

The learner will be able to know and understand the rise of Napoleon on the battlefield and politically.

 

The learner will be able to know and understand the fall of Napoleon and the role of the Spanish revolt and the Russian invasion in that fall.

 

 

 

  

 

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The Age of Imperialism

 

The learner will be able to know and understand why European powers competed for overseas colonies.

 

The learner will be able to know and understand the significance of the building of the Suez Canal.

 

The learner will be able to know and understand the influence of the Kimberly Mine on the development of South Africa.

 

The learner will be able to know and understand the causes and consequences of the Sepoy Mutiny.

 

The learner will be able to know and understand the influence of the English on Indian culture.

 

The learner will be able to know and understand how the English used opium to force open Chinese ports.

 

The learner will be able to know and understand the reasons for the United States Open Door Policy in China.

 

The learner will be able to know and understand the Japanese reaction to the arrival of Commodore Matthew Perry.

 

The learner will be able to know and understand the changes that took place during the Meiji Era.

 

The learner will be able to know and understand causes and consequences of the Spanish-American War.

 

The learner will be able to know and understand the significance of the building of the Panama Canal.

 

  

 

 

  

 

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World War I

 

The learner will be able to know and understand how to analyze the arms race between the Great Powers.

 

The learner will be able to know and understand the growth of militarism in prewar Europe.

 

The learner will be able to know and understand how to analyze Austriaís options following the assassination of Franz Ferdinand.

 

The learner will be able to know and understand how the other Great Powers were drawn into war.

 

The learner will be able to know and understand how technology changed the nature of warfare.

 

The learner will be able to know and understand how the United States helped the Allies to win the war.

 

The learner will be able to know and understand why France and England wanted to punish Germany following the war.

 

The learner will be able to know and understand the main terms of the Versailles Treaty.

 

 

 

 

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Russia in Revolution

 

The learner will be able to know and understand the Czarís unlimited power.

 

The learner will be able to know and understand the dynamics of Russiaís society and its problems.

 

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The learner will be able to know and understand the Social Revolutionaries, the Bolsheviks, and the Mensheviks and describe how they wanted to change Russia.

 

The learner will be able to know and understand the error in judgment committed by Nicholas II.

 

The learner will be able to know and understand how Lenin and the Bolsheviks came to power in 1917.

 

The learner will be able to know and understand how Stalin defeated Trotsky for control of the Communist party.

 

The learner will be able to know and understand how to compare and contrast the policies of Lenin and Stalin.

 

The learner will be able to know and understand how Stalin transformed the Russian economy.

 

The learner will be able to know and understand how the Soviet Union became a totalitarian state.

 

  

 

 

  

 

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World War II

 

The learner will be able to know and understand the elements that led to war.

 

The learner will be able to know and understand the components of fascism and Nazism.

 

The learner will be able to know and understand how Hitler used Blitzkrieg to conquer Poland, Norway, Belgium, and France.

 

The learner will be able to know and understand how Winston Churchill rallied his people to prepare for the Battle of Britain.

 

The learner will be able to know and understand how to evaluate Japanís decision to attack Pearl Harbor.

 

The learner will be able to know and understand the consequences of the attack on Pearl Harbor.

 

The learner will be able to know and understand what happened and the significance of the Battle of Midway.

 

The learner will be able to know and understand what happened and the significance of the Battle of Stalingrad.

 

The learner will be able to know and understand what happened and the significance of the D-Day Invasion.

 

The learner will be able to know and understand how to evaluate Trumanís decision to drop the bomb on Japan.

 

The learner will be able to know and understand the Holocaust and explain how its victims are memorialized.

 

The learner will be able to know and understand the reasons behind the internment of Japanese-Americans during the war.

 

  

 

 

  

 

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The Cold War

 

The learner will be able to know and understand why the United States and the Soviet Union became rivals.

 

The learner will be able to know and understand the United Nations and describe its organization and goals.

 

The learner will be able to know and understand the arms race between the United States and the Soviet Union.

 

The learner will be able to know and understand why Truman issued the Truman Doctrine.

 

The learner will be able to know and understand the formation of NATO and the Warsaw Pact.

 

The learner will be able to know and understand the revolts of the Hungarians and the Czechoslovakians.

 

The learner will be able to know and understand major incidents that characterized the Cold War.

 

The learner will be able to know and understand the emergence of Communist China.

 

The learner will be able to know and understand the causes and effects of the Cultural Revolution.

 

The learner will be able to know and understand the causes and consequences of the Korean War.

 

The learner will be able to know and understand the causes and consequences of the Vietnam War.

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