World History
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PASS Objectives

The student will:

  1. demonstrate social studies research skills.
     
  2. describe early physical and cultural development of humankind from the Paleolithic Era to the emergence of agriculture.
     
  3. compare selected ancient river civilizations (e.g., Egypt, Mesopotamia, the Indus Valley, and Shang China), and other ancient civilizations (e.g., the Hebrew and Phoenician kingdoms, and the Persian Empire).
     
  4. describe and analyze ancient Greece (circa 2000 to 300 B.C.E.) and its impact on contemporary and future civilizations.
     
  5. describe and analyze ancient Rome (700 B.C.E. to 500 C.E.) and its impact on contemporary and future civilizations.
     
  6. analyze the interactions and relationships between the Muslim world and Christendom from the seventh to the eleventh century C.E.
     
  7. describe, compare and contrast selected civilizations in Asia, Africa, and the Americas.
     
  8. describe and analyze the Byzantine Empire and Russia (circa 300 to 1400 C.E.) and their impact on contemporary and later civilizations.
     
  9. describe and analyze the patterns of social, economic, and political change, and cultural achievement during the Middle Ages , circa 500 to 1500 C.E.
     
  10. analyze the historical sources and developments of the Renaissance.
     
  11. analyze the historical sources and developments of the Reformation.
     
  12. analyze the impact of European expansion into the Americas, Africa, and Asia.
     
  13. analyze the scientific, political, and economic changes in Europe and North America in the sixteenth, seventeenth, and eighteenth centuries.
     
  14. describe nineteenth century political developments.
     
  15. analyze and explain the effects of the Industrial Revolution.
     
  16. analyze major twentieth century historical events through World War II.
     
  17. evaluate post-World War II global and contemporary events.

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Oklahoma PASS Objetives

Standard 1: The student will demonstrate social studies research skills.

  1. Identify, analyze, and interpret primary and secondary sources and artifacts.

  2. Validate sources as to their authenticity, authority, credibility, and possible bias.

  3. Construct timelines of key events, periods, and historically significant individuals.

  4. Identify and analyze the reasons for major shifts in national political boundaries.
Standard 2: The student will describe early physical and cultural development of humankind from the Paleolithic Era to the emergence of agriculture.
  1. Describe the characteristics of hunter-gatherer societies, their use of fire and tools, and the impact of geography on these societies.

  2. Identify the technological and social advancements that gave rise to stable communities.
Standard 3: The student will compare selected ancient river civilizations (e.g., Egypt, Mesopotamia, the Indus Valley, and Shang China), and other ancient civilizations (e.g., the Hebrew and Phoenician kingdoms, and the Persian Empire).
  1. Describe their location in time and place.

  2. Trace their development of cultural, political, and economic patterns.
Standard 4: The student will describe and analyze ancient Greece (circa 2000 to 300 B.C.E.) and its impact on contemporary and future civilizations.
  1. Explain the influence of geography on Greek culture including the contributions of Greek playwrights, poets, historians, sculptors, architects, scientists, mathematicians, and philosophers, (e.g., Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, Sophocles, Pythagoras, Hippocrates, Herodotus, and Archimedes).

  2. Analyze the impact of Greek commerce and colonies on the Mediterranean region.

  3. Describe the social structure, significance of citizenship, and development of democracy in the city-state of Athens.

  4. Describe life in Athens during the Golden Age of Pericles.

  5. Evaluate the conquest of Greece by Macedonia, and the spread of Hellenistic culture by Alexander the Great.
Standard 5: The student will describe and analyze ancient Rome (700 B.C.E. to 500 C.E.) and its impact on contemporary and future civilizations.
  1. Explain the influence of geography on Roman economic, social, and political development.

  2. Describe the social structure, the significance of citizenship, and the development of democratic features in the government of the Roman Republic.

  3. Analyze the Roman military domination of the Mediterranean basin and western Europe, and the spread of Roman culture in these areas.

  4. Describe the collapse of the Republic and the rise of imperial monarchs.

  5. Evaluate the economic, social, and political impact of the Pax Romana.

  6. Examine the origin, traditions, customs, beliefs, and spread of Judaism and Christianity.

  7. Describe the contributions in art, architecture, technology, science, literature, history, language, religion, and law.

  8. Explain the reasons for the decline and fall of the Roman Empire, (e.g., the invasions of the Visigoths and Vandals).
Standard 6: The student will analyze the interactions and relationships between the Muslim world and Christendom from the seventh to the eleventh century C.E.
  1. Describe the origin, theological foundations, traditions, customs, beliefs, and spread of Islam.

  2. Identify religious, political, and economic influences in the Mediterranean region.
Standard 7: The student will describe, compare and contrast selected civilizations in Asia, Africa, and the Americas.
  1. Analyze Indiaís caste system, the traditions, customs, beliefs, and significance of Hinduism, and the conquest by Muslim Turks and Mongols.

  2. Describe China under the Qin, Han, Tíang, and Sung dynasties; the traditions, customs, beliefs, and significance of Buddhism; the impact of Confucianism and Taoism; and the construction of the Great Wall.

  3. Describe Japanís development, and the significance of Shintoism and Buddhism, and the influence of Chinese culture.

  4. Describe the kingdoms of Kush in eastern Africa and Ghana in western Africa.

  5. Describe the Olmec, Mayan, Aztec, and Inca civilizations.
Standard 8: The student will describe and analyze the Byzantine Empire and Russia (circa 300 to 1400 C.E.) and their impact on contemporary and later civilizations.
  1. Explain the expansion of the Byzantine Empire and economy with the establishment of Constantinople.

  2. Describe the conflicts that led to the split between the Roman Catholic and Eastern Orthodox churches.

  3. Evaluate Byzantine influence on Kievan Russia and Eastern Europe.
Standard 9: The student will describe and analyze the patterns of social, economic, and political change, and cultural achievement during the Middle Ages , circa 500 to 1500 C.E.
  1. Describe the structure of feudal society and its social, economic, and political effects.

  2. Examine the Age of Charlemagne and the revival of the idea of the Roman Empire.

  3. Trace the invasions and settlements of the Magyars in Eastern Europe, and the Vikings, Angles, and Saxons in Great Britain.

  4. Analyze the spread and influence of Christianity throughout Europe, and the secular roles of the Roman Catholic Church.

  5. Describe conflicts among Eurasian powers, such as the Crusades, the Mongol conquests, and the expansion of the Ottoman Turks.

  6. Compare and contrast the feudal system in Asia (e.g., the society in Japan) with European feudalism.
Standard 10: The student will analyze the historical sources and developments of the Renaissance.
  1. Examine the economic foundations of the Renaissance, increased trade, role of the Medicis, and new economic practices, including the rise of Italian city-states.

  2. Describe artistic, literary, scientific, political, and intellectual creativity, (e.g., as reflected in the works of Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Machiavelli, Cervantes, and Shakespeare) as contrasted with the Middle Ages.
Standard 11: The student will analyze the historical sources and developments of the Reformation.
  1. Evaluate the effects of the theological, political, and economic differences that emerged during the Reformation (e.g., the views and actions of Martin Luther, John Calvin, the Council of Trent and Henry VIII).

  2. Describe the influence of religious conflicts on government actions, (e.g., the Edict of Nantes in France, and the reign of Elizabeth I in England).
Standard 12: The student will analyze the impact of European expansion into the Americas, Africa, and Asia.
  1. Describe the roles of explorers and conquistadors (e.g, Prince Henry the Navigator, Columbus, Magellan, and Cortz).

  2. Analyze migration, settlement patterns, and cultural diffusion, including the exchange of technology, ideas, and agricultural practices, the introduction of new diseases, and trade in slaves, gold, furs, and tobacco.

  3. Evaluate the economic and cultural transformations created by the emergence of plants (e.g., tobacco and corn) in new places and the arrival of the horse in the Americas.

  4. Describe the competition for resources and the rise of mercantilism, including the commercial and maritime growth of European nations, and the emergence of money and banking, global economics, and market systems.
Standard 13: The student will analyze the scientific, political, and economic changes in Europe and North America in the sixteenth, seventeenth, and eighteenth centuries.
  1. Describe the establishment and authority of absolute monarchies (e.g., Louis XIV, Frederick the Great, and Peter the Great).

  2. Examine the Glorious Revolution in England and the French Revolution, including the ideas of significant individuals, (e.g., Hobbes, Locke, Montesquieu, Rousseau, Adam Smith, and Jefferson).

  3. Explain how the political and religious ideas of the Enlightenment affected the founders of the United States.

  4. Explain how new scientific theories (e.g., those of Newton, Kepler, Copernicus, Galileo, Harvey, and Franklin) and technological changes brought about social, political, and cultural changes.

  5. Describe how the arts, philosophy, and literature were influenced by significant individuals (e.g., Voltaire, Diderot, Rembrandt, Gainsborough, Bach, and Mozart).
Standard 14: The student will describe nineteenth century political developments.
  1. Analyze the impact of the Congress of Vienna.

  2. Describe the expansion of democracy in Europe, the effects of urbanization, the revolutions of 1848, and British reform laws.

  3. Analyze the unification of Germany and of Italy.

  4. Evaluate the impact of the Meiji Restoration in Japan.
Standard 15: The student will analyze and explain the effects of the Industrial Revolution.
  1. Describe the rise and impact of industrial economies.

  2. Describe the scientific and technological changes (e.g., the inventions of Watt, Bessemer, and Whitney) which brought about massive social and cultural change.

  3. Analyze the emergence of capitalism and free enterprise as a dominant economic pattern.

  4. Evaluate the responses to capitalism (e.g., utopianism, socialism, and communism), including the trade union movement.

  5. Explain how Asia, Africa, and South America were transformed by European commercial power.
Standard 16: The student will analyze major twentieth century historical events through World War II.
  1. Evaluate the causes and effects of World War I (e.g., assassination of Archduke Ferdinand; Woodrow Wilson and the Fourteen Points; and the League of Nations).

  2. Describe the Bolshevik Revolution in Russia, and the creation of the Soviet Union.

  3. Examine the rise, aggression, and human costs of totalitarian regimes in the Soviet Union, Germany, Italy, and Japan.

  4. Examine the rise of nationalism, and the causes and effects of World War II (e.g., the Holocaust, economic and military power shifts since 1945, the founding of the United Nations, and the political partitioning of Europe, Africa, and Asia).

  5. Describe the revolutionary movements in Asia and their leaders (e.g., Mao Zedong and Ho Chi Minh).

  6. Examine African and Asian countries which achieved independence from European colonial rule (e.g., India under Mohandas Gandhi and Ghana under Kwame Nkrumah).
Standard 17: The student will evaluate post-World War II global and contemporary events.
  1. Describe regional military and political conflicts, such as Korea and Vietnam.

  2. Evaluate the creation of the modern state of Israel, and the recurring conflicts between and among Israel and the Arab neighbors.

  3. Examine the beginning and end of the Cold War and the collapse of the Soviet Union.

  4. Describe the Chinese Cultural Revolution and the pro-democracy student demonstrations at Tiananmen Square in Beijing.
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Course Syllabus
 
Chapter 1 - Ancient History
 
Chapter 2 - Civilizations
 
Chapter 3 - The Renaissance
 
Chapter 4 - The Explorers
 
Chapter 5 - Age of Revolutions
 
Chapter 6 - 19th Century
 
Chapter 7 - 20th Century
 
Chapter 8 - The Modern World

 

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