20th Century World History 12 - New Curriculum

20th Century World History 12 – 1919 - 1991
Course Plan 2018-2019

 

 

UNITS

(Roughly 32 teaching weeks)

BIG IDEA CONNECTION

TOPICS

LESSONS / ACTIVITIES

KEY ASSESSMENTS

LEARNING STANDARDS:

CURRICULAR COMPETENCIES

LEARNING STANDARDS:

CONTENT

 

 

1

 

Introduction

 

Theories of History

 

 

The Study of History

  • Cyclical
  • Linear
  • Great Man/Woman
  • Everyman/Everywoman
  • Ideas
  • Economic
  • Other Theories

- Geographic Determinism

 

Terminology

  • Primary/Secondary
  • Reliability (time/place)
  • Bias (purpose)
  • Corroborating evidence
  • Conflicting evidence
  • Cause/effect tree

 

Review

  • Written rubric
  • DBQ rubric
  • Discussion rubric
  • Expectations

 

Historical Thinking Skills

 

Critical Thinking Skills

 

Writing Skills

 

Citations

 

N/A

 

 

 1

 

The Middle East

(4 weeks)

 

- The breakdown of

long-standing imperialist structures created new economic and political systems.

 

- Nationalist movements can unite people in common causes or lead to intense conflict between different groups.

 

- The rapid development and proliferation of communication and transportation technologies in the 20th century led to profound changes in personal and national identities.

 

Relationship between colonial rule & nationalism

  • Mandates
  • Balfour Declaration

 

Part I

  • Background
  • Israel War of Independence
  • Suez Crisis
  • Six Day War
  • Terrorist Movements

Part II

  • Yom Kippur War
  • Camp David Accords
  • Islamic Fundamentalism
  • Afghanistan
  • Iran-Iraq
  • Lebanon
  • Gulf War

Part III

  • Religious Minorities
  • Ethnic Minorities
  • Migrants
  • Women
  • Arab Spring
  • Map Quiz
  • DBQ – The Middle East
  • Written Response #1
  • Quiz #1
  • Unit Test
  • Discussion  - Who has greater responsibility for M.E. conflict?

 

 

 

 

1. Historical Inquiry

 

2. Historical Significance

 

3. Evidence

 

4. Change & Continuity

 

5. Cause & Consequence

 

6. Historical Perspective

 

7. Ethical Judgement

 

8. Ethical Judgement & Responsibility

 

  • The rise and rule of authoritarian regimes
  • Civil wars, independence movements, and revolutions
  • Human rights movements, including those of indigenous peoples
  • Religious, ethnic, and/or cultural conflicts, including genocide
  • Global conflicts, including WW1, WW2, and the Cold War
  • Migrations, movements, and territorial boundaries
  • Interdependence and international co-operation
  • Social and cultural developments
  • Mass consumption and production of communication and transportation technologies

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

UNITS

(Roughly 32 teaching weeks)

BIG IDEA CONNECTION

TOPICS

LESSONS / ACTIVITIES

KEY ASSESSMENTS

LEARNING STANDARDS:

CURRICULAR COMPETENCIES

LEARNING STANDARDS:

CONTENT

 

 

2

 

Conflict and Challenge:

The World of 1919

(3 weeks)

 

-The breakdown of

long-standing imperialist structures created new economic and political systems.

 

- Nationalist movements can unite people in common causes or lead to intense conflict between different groups.

 

-The rapid development and proliferation of communication and transportation technologies in the 20th century led to profound changes in personal and national identities.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • World Before WW1
  • Genocide in Armenia
  • Causes of WW1
  • Key Issues in the Peace Making Process
  • Social, Political, and Economic Effects of WW1
  • Search for Security and the League of Nations
  • Decline of empires at end of WW1
  • Failure of peacemakers to deal with nationalist aspirations (Middle East, India, Vietnam)
  • Expectations established by Wilson’s 14 Points
  • Conflicting aims of peacemakers
  • Non-involvement of defeated nations
  • Terms of the treaties & their rationale
  • Changed status of women
  • War debts
  • Emergence of U.S. as financial center
  • Founding of the League & hopes of collective security
  • Post-war unrest in Germany (Ruhr)
  • Attempts to maintain peace in Europe including the Dawes Plan and Locarno Pacts
  • Map Quiz
  • DBQ - The Treaty of Versailles
  • Quiz – T of V
  • WR - T of V

 

 

1. Historical Inquiry

 

2. Historical Significance

 

3. Evidence

 

4. Change & Continuity

 

5. Cause & Consequence

 

6. Historical Perspective

 

7. Ethical Judgement

 

8. Ethical Judgement & Responsibility

 

  • The rise and rule of authoritarian regimes
  • Civil wars, independence movements, and revolutions
  • Human rights movements, including those of indigenous peoples
  • Religious, ethnic, and/or cultural conflicts, including genocide
  • Global conflicts, including WW1, WW2, and the Cold War
  • Migrations, movements, and territorial boundaries
  • Interdependence and international co-operation
  • Social and cultural developments
  • Mass consumption and production of communication and transportation technologies

 

 

 

 

UNITS

(Roughly 32 teaching weeks)

BIG IDEA CONNECTION

TOPICS

LESSONS / ACTIVITIES

KEY ASSESSMENTS

LEARNING STANDARDS:

CURRICULAR COMPETENCIES

LEARNING STANDARDS:

CONTENT

 

 

 

3

 

Promise & Collapse:

Lenin and Stalin

(3 weeks)

 

-The breakdown of

long-standing imperialist structures created new economic and political systems.

 

- Nationalist movements can unite people in common causes or lead to intense conflict between different groups.

 

 

 

  • Cause and Effects of the 1917 Revolutions
  • Basic Features of Ideologies
  • Factors Contributing to the Rise of Dictators between WW1 & WW2
  • Methods used by Stalin to Transform the USSR into a World Power

 

Cause and Effect

  • Immediate causes of March Revolution
  • Reasons Bolsheviks take power
  • Establishment of communist control
  • Treaty of Brest-Litovsk
  • Civil war including foreign intervention & War Communism
  • NEP

 

Ideology

  • Basic beliefs
  • Communist theory versus implementation

 

Stalin’s Rise

  • Lenin’s death and Stalin’s acquisition of power

 

Methods

  • Five Year Plans
  • Collectivization
  • Social & educational programs
  • New industrial cities
  • Purges

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • DBQ – Collectivization
  • WR – Lenin 
  • WR – Stalin how he modernized USSR
  • Quiz  - Lenin
  • Quiz – Stalin
  • Discussion  - Stalin justified in actions

 

1. Historical Inquiry

 

2. Historical Significance

 

3. Evidence

 

4. Change & Continuity

 

5. Cause & Consequence

 

6. Historical Perspective

 

7. Ethical Judgement

 

8. Ethical Judgement & Responsibility

 

  • The rise and rule of authoritarian regimes
  • Civil wars, independence movements, and revolutions
  • Human rights movements, including those of indigenous peoples
  • Religious, ethnic, and/or cultural conflicts, including genocide
  • Global conflicts, including WW1, WW2, and the Cold War
  • Migrations, movements, and territorial boundaries Social and cultural developments
  • Mass consumption and production of communication and transportation technologies

 

 

 

 

UNITS

(Roughly 32 teaching weeks)

BIG IDEA CONNECTION

TOPICS

LESSONS / ACTIVITIES

KEY ASSESSMENTS

LEARNING STANDARDS:

CURRICULAR COMPETENCIES

LEARNING STANDARDS:

CONTENT

 

 

 

4

 

Promise & Collapse:

Mussolini and Italian Fascism

 

Franco and Spanish Fascism

(1 week)

 

-The breakdown of

long-standing imperialist structures created new economic and political systems.

 

- Nationalist movements can unite people in common causes or lead to intense conflict between different groups.

 

 

 

  • Factors leading to Mussolini’s establishment of a dictatorship
  • Basic Features of Fascist Ideology
  • Methods used by Mussolini to gain control of Italy
  • Spanish Civil War and its influence on WW2
  • Principle Ideas of Fascism
  • Totalitarianism
  • Background to Rise of Fascist
  • Italian Irredenta
  • Ethiopia

 

 

  • Background to Spanish Civil War
  • Guernica
  • Quiz  - Italy and Spain

 

1. Historical Inquiry

 

2. Historical Significance

 

3. Evidence

 

4. Change & Continuity

 

5. Cause & Consequence

 

6. Historical Perspective

 

Sessions

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Room 415

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  • Randy Matheson

    Randy has been at Crofton House School for 10 years and teaching 40 years this spring. He has been involved in a number of activities. He believes that teaching should be dramatically unforgettable. He is fascinated by the interaction of economics, history, and geopolitics of the world we live in. Students should enjoy the opportunity to think on their feet and apply economic values to the real world.