World History Curriculum at a Glance
European Renaissance and Reformation
- Identify the values, ideas, and conditions in Italy that gave rise to the Renaissance.
- Analyze historical and religious forces that sparked Martin Luthers role in the Reformation and his impact on history.
- Summarize the legacy of the Reformation.
An Age of Exporations and Isolation
- Explain the rivalry that led to European exploration in the new world.
- Summarize the development of Far Eastern fuedalism in Japan and China.
- Describe the voyages of Christopher Columbus and its lasting legacy in the Western Hemisphere.
- Identify French and English colonial activities in North America.
Absolute Monarchs in Europe
- Explain King Louis the XIV policies and Frances disasterous colonial wars.
- Describe the influence and history of Czarist Russia.
- Describe the influence of the English monarchy and parliment
Enlightenment and Revolution
- Summarize the development of core aspects of the scientific revolution.
- Describe the following aspects of the Enightenment: ideas, womens roles, and legacy.
- Describe changes in art, music, and literature in the Englightenment.
- Analyze the influence of the Enlightenment on the Americas.
French Revolution and Napolean
- Summarize the factors that led to the French Revolution and subsiquent events of the revolution.
- The study of Napolean: coming to power, early stages of democracy, becoming emperor, and his final defeat at Waterloo.
- Evaluate the legacy and ideas of the French Revolution and the Congress of Vienna
Industrialism and the Race for Empire
- Explain the key inventions and social influence of the Industrial Revolution.
- Examine the growing tensions between the working and middle classes.
- Examine Socialisma and Marxism.
The Age of Democracy and Progress
- Examine the origins and goals of the womens suffarage movement.
- Detail US expansion and Civil war.
The World at War
- Analyze the alliances, militarism, nationalism, and imperialism the led to World War i.
- Summarize the advances in technology that made World War I a deadly war.
- Examining how causes of World War II are traced to World War I.
World War II
- Summarize the causes of WWII, as well as the economic and social impact globally.
- Detail major battles, events, and postwar policies by the United States and selected countries.
The Cold War
- Summarize the origins of the Cold War.
- Examine political actions and policy; Including The Arms Race, actions in Korea, and Southeast Asia.