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									                                                            Unit 1                                     Unit 2                                    Unit 3
Unit Name


                                                                                                                                      Greek and Hellenistic
                                                Religions of the World                       Rise of Civilizations



                                                                                          3.20 Understand how the physical
                                                                                            environment contributes to the
                                            Students will understand that religions        development of distinct cultural
    Enduring Understandings and Standards

                                               form the bases of our cultures and                      identities.
                                                                                                                                 2.16 Understand how alliances and
                                                              lifestyles.              4.20 Understand how groups, societies
                                                                                                                                   organizations can encourage or
                                            Belief systems can whelp us unite and        and cultures address human needs
                                                                                                                                 discourage solidarity and diversity.
                                              cooperate but also lead to war and                     and concerns
                                                                                                                                   4.21 Understand how literature,
                                                                conflict.                  6.27 Understand the purpose of
                                                                                                                                language, traditions, beliefs, art, and
                                            World religions have a lot in common         government and how different types
                                                                                                                                  values shape and are shaped by
                                             but the ways we practice them make             acquire, use and justify power.
                                                                                                                                        cultures and societies.
                                                           them different.                Understand the origins of human
                                                                                                                                   Greek government and political
                                                  2.13 Understand how cultural                        settlement.
                                                                                                                                   organization was innovative and
                                              elements facilitate understanding or      Understand the relationship between
                                                        misunderstanding.                   humans and our environment.
                                                                                                                                  Politics and military organization
                                                 2.15 Understand types of world           Understand that humans in larger
                                                                                                                               determined the success of the Greeks.
                                                 powers and how they influence                 groups need leadership.
                                                                                                                               Rich cultural life laid the foundation for
                                            connections and conflicts in the world.         Understand that cooperation is
                                                                                                                                           later civilizations.
                                               4.19 Understand and compare the         necessary for humans living in groups.
                                                                                                                                The Greek had far reaching influence
                                                  origins, beliefs, practices, and     Understand the need for distribution of
                                             institutions of the major non-religious              tasks in societies.                       beyond Europe.
                                                   and religious belief systems.           Understand the development of
                                                                                          varying societies according to our

                                                                                                  Unit Test
                                                                                  Map test locating the fertile river valley
                                                                                                                                           Unit Test
                                                           Unit test                            civilizations
                                                                                                                               Essay on political systems: ―What

                                             Create a school based on religious               Section quizzes
                                                                                                                             makes a political system successful?‖
                                                          tolerance.              Theme assignments and presentations
                                                                                                                                        Section Quizzes
                                                       Section quizzes             to class (ex: leadership, agriculture,
                                                                                                                             Chart comparing Athens and Sparta
                                                        Religions chart              environment, specialization etc).
                                                                                                                                   Summarizing subsections
                                            Defining tolerance and its importance   Environment activity (how humans
                                                                                    used, depended and reshaped the           Identify Greek cultural contributions
                                                                                Students will:
                                                                      Know that humans have been
                                                                   dependent on our environment since
                                                                          our earliest beginnings.
                                                                     Know that we are shaped by the
                                                                   environment as well as we have the         Students will understand: Democracy
                               Students will understand the far   potential to reshape it according to our    was a new idea and gave influence in
                              reaching influence of religion in                     needs.                     government to new social classes.
                                                                   Know the benefit of working together      Athens and Sparta were the two most
Key Knowledge and Skills

                                 Students will understand the           to make a society prosper.           influential city states but were focused
                                conciliating power of religion.    Knowthat when humans specialize in                   on different issues.
                            Students will understand why many tasks we become more effective as a                Greek culture left heritage in art,
                           conflicts in history have been caused                   society.                       sculpture, architecture, theater,
                                      by religious beliefs.       Know that leadership is vital to provide                 philosophy etc.
                               Students will be able to classify   guidance and direction for a society.         The Hellenistic era was a fusion
                           religious characteristics according to   Locate the environments that were         between Greek and Eastern cultures.
                                          the religion.                more suitable for the earliest           Identify characteristics of different
                               Students will be able to provide                  settlements.                             political systems
                                solutions to conflicts between    Determine the causes for the switch to     Evaluate how societies become richer
                                            religions.                            agriculture.                 with the influence of other cultures
                             Students will be able to trace the      Analyze the changes occurred in          Define the philosophical and cultural
                                    religion to its origins.           societies due to agriculture.                  ideals of the Greeks
                                                                   Evaluate the earliest civilizations and
                                                                                their success.
                                                                    Explain the role of leadership in the
                                                                            earliest civilizations.
                                                                               Lecture and notetaking                    Key Activities: - Minoans and
                                                                        - Early peoples develop skills that           Mycenaeans and the early Greek
                                                                     become fundamental to humans way              beginnings. Lecture and note taking.
                                                                      of life and how migrations led to the           Summarize and describe how the
                                                                               spread of settlements.                 earliest civilizations developed. -
                                                                      - Various ways of dating and getting            Growth of the polis and the social
                                                                           knowledge about early history.          organization of the polis. Lecture and
                                                                   Students prepare a list of reasons why                  note taking. - Identify the
                                                                    humans migrated from place to place.          characteristics of democracy in Athens
                                                                   - Make a chart of the ways of gathering         and compare it to today’s democracy.
                                                                     food and the tools used to make this         Analyze the differences. Evaluate how
                                                                                      possible.                   democracy has evolved. - Identify the
                                                                    - Each student answers ―what do you             values of Sparta and Athens. Which
                              a. Finding internet information on    think were the most important tools in            civilization would you like to have
                            religions and having ―stations‖ in the                   prehistory?‖
Key Learning Activities

                                                                                                                   belonged to? Justify and support your
                             classroom where students research - River valleys and farming. Make a list                            arguments.
                                 information on each religion.     of some of the changes that evolved in       - In groups of 3. Work with the following
                             b. Classifying the information into a     early civilizations and the effects of        concepts: Sparta failed to develop
                                               chart                                    these.                     because… and compare ostracism to
                              c. Bring internet sources on world     - Students works in pairs elaborating                   today’s voting system.
                                conflicts started by religion and     posters of the theme they think was         - Persian Empire and its importance in
                                      providing a solution.          most important in human history and        history. Lecture and note taking. Make a
                                           d. Lectures                     write a summary of the events         list of the positive and negative aspects
                            e. Locate on a map the places where               connected to this theme.          of Pericles. Do you think he was a good
                                   each religion is dominant        - Students are assigned a topic of the          leader? - Compare the causes and
                                                                    section and prepare a summary of the                   effects of the Persian and
                                                                                       section.                     Peloponnesian wars. What were the
                                                                         - Students work with chapters on                      results of the wars?
                                                                          Egypt and Fertile Crescent and          - How Greeks developed a culture that
                                                                    develop a chart on social organization            influenced much of later western
                                                                       and agricultural advances of these         civilizations. The role of art and theater
                                                                       civilizations. Using the charts they          in Greek society. Lecture and note
                                                                            evaluate the differences and         taking. Does art and theater today have
                                                                   similarities between these civilizations.    the same position in society as it did for
                                                                     - Using what you have learned in this      the Greeks. - The role of reason and the
                                                                         unit, write sentences on how the         individual in Greek society through the
                                                                       environment, cooperation, cultural        philosophers. - Summarizing the Greek
                                                                    diffusion and innovation have shaped              ideals from arts to science orally.
                                                                      human life. Make a web chart using             Individually, evaluate who was the
Resources/Primary Sources

                              Glencoe – McGraw- Hill Textbook
                                                                     Glencoe – McGraw- Hill Textbook
                               Glencoe – McGraw- Hill Section
                                                                      Glencoe – McGraw- Hill Section
                                           quizzes                                                             Glencoe – McGraw- Hill Textbook
                            Internet sources provided by students                                           Glencoe – McGraw- Hill Section quizzes
                                                                    Maps: World history, Historical outline
                            Maps: World history, Historical outline
                                                                            map, Prentice Hall
                                      map, Prentice Hall
                Unit 4                                     Unit 5                                     Unit 6

                                                Chinese and Mongol
               Rome                                                                     The Three Heirs of Rome

                                             8.10 Understand the interaction and
                                             interdependence of technology and
  1.16 Understand how knowledge of                    science with society.
     the past and its trends can help            5.14 Understand how groups,
           explain current events          organizations, and institutions interact
     2.15 Understand types of world            with and influence the individual,
   powers (e.g. military, corporations,           people, society and events.              4.24 Understand how culture is
    religions) and how they influence      6.29 Understand how policy is formed        preserved, transmitted, absorbed or
connections and conflicts in the world.       and carried out in political systems                    extinguished.
   6.26 Understand the strengths and         3.22 Understand geographic factors        - Religion has played a major role in
     weaknesses of various kinds of               that can affect the creation,       shaping and guiding people’s lifestyle
 government systems in terms of the            cohesiveness, and integration of       - The split of the Roman Empire left a
     purposes they are designed for.                       countries.                 vacuum in a previously united Europe
- The good functioning of government          8.16 Understand the influence and           - Political quarrels and invasions
   is fundamental for prospering as a      effects technology has on the diffusion      interrupt the advancement of ideas,
                  society.                     of culture and the preservation of            trade, and standard of living
    - The large area ruled under one                         identity                 - Cultures and peoples influence each
unified leader enabled trade to flourish      - Students will understand how the        other; people adapt, partially or fully
as well as achievements and ideas to         Chinese geographic location helped       accept foreign cultural traits and make
be spread to all corners of the empire.             them develop an identity                        them their own.
 - Bad rulers led Romans into decline         - Students will understand how the          - Trade has an important role in
   despite the intent to reform policy.     Chinese developed a distinct political                 spreading culture
  - Christianity was an innovation that                     system.
    would change the Empire and its        - Students will understand how society
            people forever.                              was organized
                                                - Students will understand how
                                           technological advances were spread

            Unit Test
                                                        Unit Test
     Bread and circus essay
                                             Project comparing Chinese and                        2 Unit Tests
        Section quizzes
                                            Mongol success (Poster and written        One for Byzantines and Eastern Slavs
  Newspaper clipping and analysis
                                                        material)                        and one for Holy Roman Empire
      Section assessments
                                                      Section quizzes
       Republic or Empire Quiz
                                               Students will know: - The student will
                                              know that the environment influences
          Students will understand:               the way we live and the tools and
- Government policy has great impact              technology we develop in order to
  on the success of an empire and its            reshape and take advantage of our
                                                                                               Students will know: - How was
                   people.                                     surrounding.
                                                                                              Christianity spread into Eastern
  - Rulers who are more interested in              - Students will know that policy is
                                                                                         Europe and later into Western Europe/
     their own power rather than the             formed as a solution to problems in
                                                                                            - How did the lack of a centralized
      prosperity of its people cause                             societies.
                                                                                                   leader affect Europe?
economic decline, lead to lack of unity        - Students will know that the location
                                                                                              - How does warfare and conflict
     and conflict, and can cause the           and geography of China both helped
                                                                                         interrupt the advancement of people’s
           downfall of an empire.                     and prevented development.
       - Social classes successfully           - Students will know that philosophy,
                                                                                         - How is trade an important vessel for
      cooperated in Roman politics.           religion and politics were close linked
                                                                                                     spreading culture?
- A united people enable the spread of            and shaped the lives of its people.
                                                                                              - How do people receive foreign
        ideas, technology and other              - Students will be able to define the
                                                                                                        cultural traits?
               achievements.                 role that geography has on the unity as
                                                                                         - Students will be able to compare the
 - The acceptance of Christianity was                  well as identity of a people.
                                                                                           role of centralized and decentralized
     revolutionary and lead to many           - Students will be able to evaluate the
                                                                                          leadership and evaluate the pros and
        changes in Roman lifestyle.          role that technology and achievements
                                                                                                        cons of each.
 - Identify political traits that are good        has in spreading a culture to other
                                                                                         - Students will be able to examine the
  as well as bad for its population and                           people.
                                                                                            role of religion for a people’s unity.
    for the continued existence of an          - Students will be able to identify the
                                                                                         - Students will be able to compare the
                   empire.                             characteristics of the main
                                                                                          level of progress in times of peace to
   - Identify the problems the Empire               philosophies/religions in China.
                                                                                                      those of conflict.
         suffered and evaluate the            - Students will be able to examine the
                                                                                          - Students will be able to explain how
    successfulness the reforms had.             innovations and inventions made by
                                                                                             trade helps the spread of culture.
  - Describe the events that led to the         the Chinese and the consequences
                                                                                         - Students will be able to discuss how
  participation of not only upper class         they caused for the Chinese and for
                                                                                           foreign cultural traits are received or
             people in politics.                                 the world.
- Explain how the unity of the Romans          - Students will be able to analyze the
        helped spread their culture.             role of trade for the spread of ideas
  - Determine the change Christianity                          and culture.
  had on Romans and their empire.             - Students will be able to compare the
                                              different focus of Roman and Chinese
                Reading ch. 6               Lecture: - The role of a strong central
                   Lectures                  government. Lecture and note taking.
Chart comparing republic and Empire                - Assemble a chart of the main
           and their governments                features of the dynasties. Discuss
 List political problems, looking for the                     differences.
   reforms Romans implemented and              - Read Civil service examination in
 suggest what the student would have           Tang China and answer questions.
                    done.                   - What are the advantages of having a
        ―Bread and Circus‖ Describe               civil service system such as the           Reading book Ch. 10 and 12
similarities between Roman politicians      Chinese? Discuss by using examples.            answering Section Assessments
         and Ecuadorian politicians.              How does that compare to your                     - Time line activity
             Section questions                                  society?               - Distinguishing Byzantine Illuminated
    Beginning of Rome – Society and         - Elaborate a chart on the teachings of      Manuscripts and creating one on a
     politics. Lecture and notetaking.        the three doctrines. Explain why you                theme from the book
Elaborate a diagram of the structure of          think they could coexist in China.   - Map activity: Trade and river systems
 the republican government in Rome.          - Social organization and hierarchies.             in Eastern Slav Territory
Include the functions of each branch..      Lecture and note taking. Compare the       - Identifying heritage from Byzantines
      - Divide class into tribunes and        differences and similarities between              in Eastern Slav territory.
     senators. Each prepares a list of            social organization in China and     - Comparing the role of religion in the
     accomplishments and priorities.                             Rome.                    Byzantine, Eastern Slav and Holy
Compare and challenge each other on            - Chinese science and technology.                    Roman territories.
      a class debate. How to agree?                    Lecture and notetaking.           - Chart which examines the factors
 - Crisis and end of Republic. Identify      - Lifestyle and movement of Mongols           that led to the decline of Eastern
     causes that led to the end of the         from China to Europe. Lecture and         Slavic, Byzantine and Holy Roman
  republic. Summarize importance of              note taking. Summarize the main                         Empires
      key figures and concepts in the          conquests of the Mongols. Include            - Write a paragraph on political
                   section.                       positive and negative aspects of      leadership of the peoples covered in
 - Punic wars. Conflict between Rome                         Mongol rule.                                this unit.
and Carthage. Lecture and notetaking.          - Tang, Song, Yuan Dynasties and
  Elaborate a chart of the causes and            how society differed under each.
      effects of the three Punic wars.                 Lecture and note taking.
                   Discuss.                  - Why do you think the Mongols were
  - Lecture and note taking on the life          successful. Written analysis and
    and deeds of Julius Caesar. What                          discussion.
       characterized Julius Caesars’           Identify leadership skills of Mongol
leadership? What do you think of him                            leaders.
           as a leader? Evaluate.           - Development of Chinese and Roman
   - Elaborate a chart that shows how               Empires. Far away but similar
  Roman politics and society changed             characteristics. Lecture and note

                                              Glencoe – McGraw- Hill Textbook           Glencoe – McGraw- Hill Textbook
  Glencoe – McGraw- Hill Textbook
                                               Glencoe – McGraw- Hill Section           Glencoe – McGraw- Hill Section
  Glencoe – McGraw- Hill Section
                                                          quizzes                                    quizzes
                                              The Construction of and Empire –         Movie on Vikings and Eastern Slavs
     Students’ newspaper articles
                                                         THC movie                    (Teacher’s own. Discovery Channel).
                Unit 7                      Unit 8   Unit 9

        The Middle Ages

1.13 Understand changes, influences,
   connections and patterns in world
 3.24 Understand how social, cultural,
 and economic factors shape physical
  and other human features or places
                and regions
     5.12 Understand the causes of
      stereotyping, conformity and
  nonconformity and their impacts on
         individuals and groups.
    7.25 Understand how economic
activity influences society. (Patterns of
 trade, migration, ancient times to the
  present) - Events occurred in one
  era will have far reaching effects on
             later generations
   - Ideas and power can be abused
  leading to lack of personal freedom
and freedom to question and express
                ones ideas
  - Religion has been misused in the
              quest for power
   - Lack of trade led to a halt in the
    spread of ideas, knowledge and
    - Medieval people were strongly
 influenced by political, economic and
          religious organization

                 Unit test
Essay: Students will write an essay on
   the topic of ―The most successful
civilization‖. This essay is intended for
 students to use knowledge acquired
during the year, selecting key features
of civilizations and comparing them to
  finally conclude what a successful
           civilization needs.
Christianity was twisted to gain power
          and fit political interests.
     - Events in the past influences
              societies today.
 - a well functioning economic system
  and trade above all leads to cultural
      diffusion and breaks isolation.
  - power positions in any field can be
  abused and lead to intolerance and
        lack of freedom for people.
 - Identify practices during the middle
   ages that led to political, economic
and religious control ands analyze why
   the above mentioned had negative
         impact on the population.
      - Evaluate ho the political and
economic organization led to a decline
     in the spread of ideas and to a
           decentralized society.
             Reading & Lectures
           - Section assessments
         - Questions on chapters 12
   - Mind mapping activity chapter 13
         - Outline for essay in class
- Compare monarchies covered in this
     unit and determining which were
      successful and which were not.
 Analyze the reasons for their success
                  or failure.
 - Evaluate the problems of the church
 and the reforms that were put forth as
a solution. Students own proposals for
- Organize a model that describes how
   feudalism and the manorial system
      - Formulate a thesis around the
success of the Frankish empire and its
    contributions. Write 3 paragraphs
               about the topic.
 - Evaluate the role of cooperation and
     loyalty in the feudal times and in
          monarchic times.

 Glencoe – McGraw- Hill Textbook
  Glencoe – McGraw- Hill Section
Maps: World history, Historical outline
          map, Prentice Hall
Unit 10
                                                           Unit 1                                           Unit 2

Unit Name & Description                 Age of Revolution: Society begins to look
                                                                                         Industrial Revolution: The move away
                                         to science and reason for answers rather
                                                                                        from agriculture and towards industry as a
                                            than church and tradition. Reason is
                                                                                        result of new processes and technologies
                                              applied to the social sciences and
                                                                                        affects the social, economic, political, and
                                           democratic ideas emerge. Democratic
                                                                                           physical structures of Europe and the
                                          ideas spark revolutions and create new
                                                    forms of government.

                                        1.18 Understand the impact of revolution        8.12 Understand how science and technology
                                        and evolution on politics, economies, and       have transformed the physical world, human
                                        societies 1.20 Understand how ideals and        society, and our understanding of time, space,
Enduring Understandings and Standards

                                        institutions of freedom, equality, justice,     place, and human-environment interactions.
                                        and citizenship have changed over time          3.25 Understand the impact of migration on
                                        and from one society to another. 8.13           human and environmental systems (e.g.,
                                        Understand how technology and science           health care, education, government).
                                        influence and are influenced by values,         (urbanization) 7.23 Understand how values
                                        beliefs, and attitudes of society (8.14         and beliefs affect economic systems. 2.15
                                        Understand social, ethical, moral, religious,   Understand types of world powers (e.g.,
                                        and legal issues that arise from                military, corporations, religions) and how
                                        technological and scientific developments.)     they influence connections and conflicts in
                                                                                        the world. 1.18 Understand the impact of
                                                                                        revolution and evolution on politics,
                                                                                        economies, and societies.

                                        Unit Test, Current Events Portfolio,            Unit Test, Current Events Portfolio, Quizzes,
                                        Quizzes, Notebook Check, Annotated              Notebook Check, Imperialsim Museum Exhibit,

                                        Bibliography, Analyze a visual source,          Industrialization Visual Metaphor
                                        Napoleon Caricature
                           During the 1500s and 1600s many                The Industrial Revolution began in Great
                           European thinkers began relying on their       Britain during the late 1700s. Changes in
                           own reasoning rather than on traditional       the way land was used and new farming
                           beliefs. They developed the scientific         methods increased productivity. Farmers
                           method, establishing facts through             displaced by rural changes went to the
                           observation and experimentation. This          cities to find work in factories. Skilled
                           development, and the development of new        inventors developed new technology, and
                           instruments, resulted in an explosion of       entrepreneurs with money invested in new
                           knowledge known as the scientific              or expanded ventures. The availability of
                           revolution. The universe was now thought       such natural resources as coal, iron, and
                           to work according to definite laws, which      water power led to the use of power-driven
Key Knowledge and Skills

                           encouraged people to believe that they         machines in factories. Industrialization
                           could discover the natural laws governing      spread to the rest of Europe and to North
                           human behavior. Understanding those laws       America, creating a new social order. A
                           could improve society. The philosopher         growing middle class of prosperous factory
                           John Locke concluded that government's         owners and managers began to exert
                           authority rested on popular consent and        political power, while an even larger
                           that the people had a right to overthrow an    working class pressed for reforms to
                           unjust government. The 1700s were known        improve working conditions and their daily
                           as the Age of Enlightenment, when it was       lives. Some Western thinkers, like British
                           believed that the light of reason would free   philosopher Adam Smith, held that
                           all people from the darkness of ignorance      capitalism—private ownership of
                           and superstition. A violent civil war in       industry—benefited society as a whole and
                           England between supporters of the Crown        should operate without government
                           and those of Parliament during the 1640s       controls. Others felt that industry needed
                           ended with the defeat of the monarchists.      some government regulation to ensure a
                           The republic under Oliver Cromwell brought     just society for all classes. The German
                           reforms and efficient government, but many     thinker Karl Marx believed that capitalism
                           English people resented its Puritan rules.     should be replaced by socialism, a system
                           The monarchy was restored under Charles        in which the workers themselves or through
                           II, and the king and Parliament shared         government would control industry for the
                           power. The next monarch, James II,             public good. The Industrial Age saw great
                           Interactive Lecture, again with American
                           angered the English Analysis ofhis desire      advances in science, fromEvolution of
                                                                          Assembly line simulation, ideas about
Key Learning Activities

                           Revolution through primary sources, Where      Industrial Revolution Chart, SOAPSTone
                           do we stand simulation, Compare and            for workers response to machinery, jigsaw
                           contrast enlightenment thinkers                packets for Democracy and Reform,
                                                                          Partition of Africa Simulation
                              World History: The Human Experience   World History: The Human Experience
                              Chapters 20,21,22                     Chapters 23,24,25,26,27
Resources & Primary Sources
                   Unit 3                                           Unit 4

World In Conflict: : The world enters into
                                              Cold War: After WWII the world becomes
a period of conflict that changes the face of
                                                  polarized between capitalism and
 warfare. Between the two wars Europe is
                                                communism. The non-aligned nations
confronted with Communism and Fascism.
                                               become objects sought after by the two
   WWII becomes a truly global war and
                                              world powers. Atomic diplomacy is used to
   massive Jewish extermination causes
                                              govern the globe. The Cold War sets the
  global concern. By the end of WWII the
                                               stage for the further increase of Military
   atomic bomb will change the course of
                                                          Industrial Complex.
              history forever.

2.16 Understand how alliances and                5.12 Understand the causes of
organizations can encourage or discourage        stereotyping, conformity and non-
solidarity and diversity. 2.17 Understand        conformity and their impact on individuals
historical and contemporary examples of          and groups 1.16 Understand how
conflict and its effects. 2.18 Understand        knowledge of the past and its trends can
how cooperation and conflict influence           help explain current events. 1.17 Examine
political, economic, and social entities. 6.31   historical resources for a point of view,
Understand how the media communicate,            context, bias (including gender and race),
shape and control ideas in political life.       distortion, or propaganda. 5.15 Understand
8.11 Understand that the principal contexts      and apply ideas and modes of inquiry in the
of technological innovation and scientific       examination of persistent issues and social
research are commercial and military and         problems. 2.15 Understand types of world
understand the implications of these             powers (e.g., military, corporations,
contexts.                                        religions) and how they influence
                                                 connections and conflicts in the world. 1.19
                                                 Analyze multiple interpretations to
                                                 reconstruct and reinterpret an historical or
                                                 current event. 6.31 Identify and describe
                                                 means by which citizens can monitor and
                                                 influence actions of their government.

Unit Test, Current Events Portfolio,             Unit Test, Current Events Portfolio,
Quizzes, Notebook Check, Propaganda              Quizzes, Notebook Check, Political
Poster, Reader Response Letter                   Cartoon of Cold War, Essay on
                                                 Containment, Fever Model Investigation
In the late 1800s, nationalism and               After World War II, Europe was
imperialism led the nations of Europe to         divided into the Eastern bloc,
form two rival alliances: the Triple Alliance,   dominated by the Soviet Union, and
made up of Germany, Austria-Hungary, and         the Western bloc, tied to the United
Italy; and the Triple Entente (later the         States. The Marshall Plan helped
Allies), consisting of France, Great Britain,    Western European countries rebuild
and Russia. Conflict broke out between the       their economies. Under the Truman
two alliances in 1914, and the belligerents      Doctrine, the United States aided
fought for four years, using trench warfare      countries threatened by Communist
and such new weapons as machine guns,            takeovers. To unite and maintain
tanks, airplanes, and poison gas. The war        control of its territories, the Soviets
quickly settled into a stalemate with neither    created the Warsaw Pact. Western
side able to win a quick, total victory. To      nations formed the NATO alliance for
end a blockade of their ports, German U-         their own mutual defense. The
boats attacked American merchant ships.          international tension during the cold
Thus drawn into the war, the United States       war affected American society in the
support made the necessary difference,           1950s, when concern arose about
and in 1918 the Germans finally
                                                 Communist influences in government
surrendered to the Allies. A parallel conflict
                                                 and other public arenas. During the
took place in 1917 as Russian working
                                                 1960s there were advances in civil
people and soldiers upset the czarist
                                                 rights. The Vietnam War, however,
system and took over the government. The
war caused great human misery; millions of       divided American society and led
soldiers and civilians died or were              many to question America's military
wounded. In the period after World War I,        role in the world's trouble spots. In
many artists and writers rejected the past       the mid-1980s, the huge cost of its
and experimented with new styles and             military commitments forced the
subjects. New forms of technology—such           Soviet Union to loosen its tight
as the automobile and the                        control of Soviet bloc nations. This
radio—transformed people's lives and             led to the eventual collapse of the
made the world seem smaller. The 1920s           Soviet Union and the end of the cold
were boom years for the American                 war. The transition to free enterprise
Mapping of WWI and and workers were
economy, but farmers WWII, Reader                Cold War timeline, Reading of Addicted to
Response theory poem, Trenche-warfare            War, Activites from "Propaganda and the
simulation, Interactive lecuture on stages of    Cold War" , Fever Model research on
final solution, What is propaganda?              decolonization.
World History: The Human Experience            World History: The Huma Experience
Chapters 28,29,30,31 Totten, S. (2001)         Chapters 32,37 "Propaganda and the Cold
Written in Pencil in the Sealed Railway-Car:   War" by Espinosa and Dorn found at
Incorporating Poetry into a Study of the       http://www.socstrp.org/issues/PDF/1.1.6.pd
Holocaust via Reader Response Theory.          f, Andreas, J. (2004) Addicted to War. AK
Pearson:Needham Hights, MA.                    Press: Culver City, CA Also found at
                   Unit 5                                         Unit 6

 Modern World: A brief introduction to the
  modern world we live in and the themes
   such as: Social Change, Technological      Being a Historian: A 101 course on what
     Revolutions, Human Rights, Global         a historian does and the attempt to be a
Interdependence, Environmental Concerns, historian for a chosen event or time period
 and violence. Overview of the issues that                    in history.
 are affecting Asia, Africa, the Middle East,
             and Latin America.

5.15 Understand and apply ideas and             1.12 Understand general timeline of human
modes of inquiry in the examination of          history. 1.13 Understand changes,
persistent issues and social problems. 8.12     influences, connections and patterns in
Understand how science and technology           world history. 1.19 Analyze multiple
have transformed the physical world,            interpretations to reconstruct and
human society, and our understanding of         reinterpret an historical or current event.
time, space, place, and human-
environment interactions. 8.14 Understand
social, ethical, moral, religious, and legal
issues that arise from technological and
scientific developments. 8.16 Understand
the influence and effects technology has on
the diffusion of culture and the preservation
of identity. 3.23 Use spatial models to
explain relationships between places and
patterns of settlement and trade. 2.14
Understand ways in which trade has
contributed to connections and conflict.
2.16 Understand how alliances and
organizations can encourage or discourage
solidarity and diversity.
Unit Test, Current Events Portfolio,            Historical Research Paper
Quizzes, Notebook Check,
Japan rebounded from its World War II             Acknowledge POV/Bias, Research chosen
defeat to become a major economic power.          topic for primary sources. Role of a
In China, a Chinese Communist victory in          historian and his difficulties.
1949 established the People's Republic of
China on the mainland, while the
Nationalist government retreated to Taiwan.
Beginning in the 1970s, China combined its
Communist system with free enterprise and
contacts with the West. In South Asia, the
retreat of colonial powers resulted in the
formation of new nations. However, ethnic
and religious rivalries in that area persisted.
Wars erupted in Korea and Vietnam—both
divided into Communist north and non-
Communist south parts. American-led
United Nations forces fought to a stalemate
in Korea. U.S. involvement in Vietnam
ended with America's withdrawal and a
takeover of the whole country by the
Communist North Vietnamese. Since then
nations along Asia's Pacific Rim have
become increasingly involved in trade with
their neighbors. The collapse of European
colonialism led to the rise of many new
nations in Africa starting in the mid-1950s.
The colonial legacy, however, often made
building stable governments, resolving
ethnic conflicts, and creating modern
economies difficult. One problem was the
political boundaries set up by the
Europeans without regard to ethnic
loyalties. Another challenge was that
agricultural economies—forced by colonial
What is happening in the news? Interactive        Computer Lab Research. Analyzing
lecures, Simulations and debates on               Primary sources for Bias and POV
modern day choices
World History: The Human Experience
Chapters 33,34,35,36,37
                                                        Unidad 1                       Unidad 2                     Unidad 3
                                                 Ser latinoamericanos:            Grandes períodos
Unit Name

                                                                                                            Gobierno del Ecuador:
                                                   geografía y rasgos       históricos: Acercamiento a la Organización de las funciones

                                             identitarios. Aproximación a historia latinoamericana desde    del Estado y Constitución
                                             la región desde los conceptos, los primeros pobladores hasta            Política
                                            temas geográficos y las teorías   la formación de repúblicas
                                              5.7 Comprender c´mo los
    Enduring Understandings and Standards

                                                                              1.2 Entender la secuencia        6.28 Comprender las
                                                grupos humanos y las
                                                                               temporal general para la       funciones, derechos y
                                               culturas son similares y
                                                                                   historia universal.      responsabilidasdes de las
                                             diferentes al satisfacer las
                                                                                 1.3 Ensayar modelos        instituciones políticas, los
                                                    necesidades y
                                                                             alternativos para organizar    funcionarios públicos, los
                                               preocupaciones de sus
                                                                            la historia en períodos. 1.16     individuos los grupos
                                                                                   Entender cómo el              dentro del estado
                                              5.12 Entender las causas
                                                                             conocimiento del pasado y              ecuatoriano.
                                                 que contribuyen a la
                                                                                sus tendencias puede         6.29 Entender qué son y
                                            formación de estereotipos, y
                                                                                 ayudarnos a explicar          cónmo se forman las
                                            su impacto en los individuos
                                                                              eventos contemporáneos.        políticas públicas y cómo
                                            y los grupos. 5.15 Entender
                                                                                  4.23Comprender las       éstas se ejecutan dentro de
                                             y aplicar ideas y formas de
                                                                             interpretaciones culturales      los sistemas políticos.
                                                cuestionamiento en el
                                                                            de los eventos y los hechos 6.30 Entender el papel de la
                                                análisis de problemas
                                                                                       históricos.        ley en los sistemas políticos.
                                                sociales persistentes.

                                              Ensayo sobre "Identidad          Hojas de trabajo de los
                                                Latinoamericana."           videos. Pruebas de unidad y
                                                                                                              Prueba de unidad.

                                               Controles de lectura.        subunidad. Proyecto visual
                                                                                sobre una civilización   Exposiciones en clase: -Qué
                                             Dramatización creativa del
                                                                               precolombina. Debate a      es Constitucion Títulos
                                               mito. Prueba países-
                                                                            imitación de la Controversia       Principales y sus
                                              capitales. Participación
                                                                             de Valladolid Investigación          contenidos.
                                               activa y creativa en la
                                                    simulación.                  en biblioteca sobre
                                                                                 movimientos pre e
                                            épocas y darles
                                             geográficos de

                                            Distinguir entre
                                              Reconocer los

                                              capitales en el


                                            a la historia de
                                            sitios relativos

                                             tipos de leyes.

                                             historia de las
                                              claro. Poder

                                             Periodificar la

                                              cada período.
                                               mapa mental
                                               países y sus

                                              básicos de la
                                              a en grandes

                                              Definir "ley".

 and Skills

                                               Conocer los
                                                criterios de

                                               del Ecuador
                                               acerca de la
                                                Obtener un


                                                Ubicar los
                                                 la región.




                                                                                Trazar ejes cronólogicos y
                                               Concurso de cacería de         compararlos: Mundo, América,
                                                                                                              Buscar, armar y presentar en
    Key Learning Activities

                                             datos sobre geografía de la      Ecuador. Ver y analizar videos   acetatos una definición de
                                            región. Mapeo de geografía documentales sobre elementos de Constitución y discutir sus
                                             física y política. Lectura de   los principales períodos. Hacer       elementos en clase.
                                                                            lecturas de diversas fuentes con
                                                textos y ensayos sobre                                        Investigar en las noticias los
                                                                           distintas versiones de los hechos.
                                              identidad latinoamericana Encontrar en los eventos causas y            acontecimientos
                                             Simulación de identidades.     consecuencias. Hojas de trabajo        relacionados con la
                                            Lectura y representación de      sobre causas y consecuencias.     Constitución. Seleccionar
                                            mitos de origende la región.         Visitas a museos y sitios     un título para presentarlo a
                                                                               arqueológicos. Excavación
                                                    Hojas de trabajo                   arqueológica.
                                                                                                                     los compañeros
                                                               Cronistas de Indias: Inca
                                                                 Garcilazo de la Vega,
                                                               Guamán Poma de Ayala,
Resources & Primary Sources

                                Mapas de América: desde
                                                             Pedro Cieza, La Visión de los
                              1500 hasta la fecha. Textos
                                                                 Vencidos. Textos de
                              originales sobre el origen del                               Constitución Política de la
                                                              historiadores y ensayistas:
                                 nombre de América y de                                      República del Ecuador.
                                                              Octavio Paz, Lilian Benítez,
                                  América Latina (Danilo                                     Noticias sobre política
                                                                  Ruth Moya, Cristina
                                  Antón, Javier Ocampo,                                     nacional. Declaración de
                                                             Ambrosini, Bartolomé de las
                               Sequoias, García Canclini,                                     derechos humanos.
                                                                 Casas, Juan Ginés de
                                 Duno, García Márquez).                                    Constituciones políticas de
                                                                 Sepúlveda. Videos y
                              Mitos: Las nubes, La lluvia,                                        otros países.
                                                                documentales: Mayas,
                               El viento, La Vía Láctea, El
                                                              Aztecas, Incas, Arquelogía
                                                                del Ecuador, El espejo
                                                                  enterrado, Nosotros
                                                                Ecuador. Museos de la
          Unidad 4                        Unidad 5                        Unidad 6
                                 Cambio Político Violento II.    Urbanización y cambio
  Cambio Político Violento I. Dictaduras como expresión de global: América Latina vive en
Revolucions en la región entre inestabilidad política y como las ciudades. Estas presentan
        los S. XIX y XX           fundamento de intentos de    una forma muy característica
                                           cambio               de crecimiento y expansión
                                                               6.31 Comprender cómo los
                                                              factores sociales, culturales
                                                               y económicos dan forma y
     1.18 Comprender el impacto que la evolución y la         moldean rasgos regionales y
revolución han tenido en la política, en la economía y en la zonales.                 4.22
 sociedad.                                    2.17 Entender     Entender y aplicar ideas,
 ejemplos de conflictos históricos y relacionarlos con los          teorías y formas de
            contemporáneos y ver sus ejemplos.                investigación extraídas de la
 5.15 Entender y aplicar ideas y formas de cuestionar para antropología y la sociología.
      profundizar en el análisis de problemas sociales           8.12 Entender cómo la
                        persistentes.                          ciencia y la tecnología han
 6.26 Entender las fortalezas y debilidades de varios tipos      transformado el mundo
de sistemas de gobierno en los términos de los propósitos físico, la sociedad humana y
             para los que han sido designados.                 nuestra propia concepción
                                                               del tiempo, el espacio y las
                                                                  interacciones entre el
                                                                    hombre y el medio.

    Pruebas de unidad.                                   Hojas de trabajo grupal e
Evaluación en grupo: armar Ensayo: ¿El mejor sistema individual. Autoevaluación
     líneas del tiempo;     de gobierno?         Prueba de las lecturas del anillado.
  representar personajes;   de unidad. Presentaciones Presentación del proyecto
 debates sobre los logros y y exposiciones. Discusioens   de investigación y de la
       fracasos de las                en clase.            maqueta. Prueba de
        revoluciones.                                              unidad.



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   Brainstorming sobre la       Seguir las secuencias             Ingresar al tema desde
  definición de revolución.        históricas para el         versiones cinematográficas
   Elaboración de un mapa    aparecimiento de dictaduras.        latinoamericanas. Leer
   conceptual del término.      Revisar las principales             artículos y buscar
   Discutir sobre el tipo de  dictaduras del S. XX y los         información estadística
 revoluciones que conocen. aspectos por los cuales son        actualizada. Hacer hojas de
   Presentar 5 principales      reconocidas: políticas       trabajo del anillado. Recorrer
  revoluciones del S. XX en     económicas, sociales,         estaciones en el aula según
 America Latina. Investigar relaciones internacionales,         sus intereses: narrativas
en grupos. Llenar un cuadro      genocidio. Contexto          sobre la ciudad, canciones,
  de doble entrada con los       internacional al que             material gráfico, datos
      Documentales de
Schlessinger Media: Castro       Lecturas y Caricaturas del
  y la Rev. Cubana; la Rev.     anillado.    Película Sueños
                                                                 Artículos del anillado.
  Mexicana. La historia del      en Argentina.     Capítulos
                                                                  Carpetas de material
  Che (documental inglés)       pertinentes del libro Historia
                                                               previamente seleccionado
   Bahía de Cochinos y La       de América de Montenegro.
                                                                en existencia en el aula.
 Crisis de los Misiles (Serie    Grabaciones de la toma de
                                                               Películas: Ratas, Rateros y
The Cold War) Lecturas del       La Moneda (disponibles en
                                                               Ratones y Ciudad de Dios.
anillado. Película Machuca.        Internet) Discursos de
Audio: el último discurso de              Pinochet.
          Unidad 7                         Unidad 8                      Unidad 9
La cultura latinoamericana.         Migración y movimientos     Desigualdad estructural en
Un recorrido por los sabores,      humanos. Desde cuándo la     América Latina: Estadísticas
colores, texturas y tradiciones       región "explusa" a sus    y tendencias marcadas hacia
      latinoamericanas                 habitantes y por qué.         el futuro de la región

                                                                3.21 Comprender las
                                   7.21 Entender cómo la   maneras en que los eventos
   4.21 Entender cómo la
                                    actividad económica     sociales han influenciado y
 literatura, el lenguaje, las
                              influencia en las sociedades han sido influenciados por
  creencias, las artes y los
                                 (patrones de comercio y     condiciones de geografía
  valores dan forma y son
                               migraciones desde tiempos      humana y física, a nivel
formados por las culturas y
                               remotos hasta el presente).   local, regional, nacional y
       las sociedades.
                                  7.25 Entender cómo la     global.                 3.24
   4.24 Entender cómo la
                                    actividad económica        Entender como ciertos
   cultura es preservada.
                                influencia las sociedades factores (sociales, culturales
 Transmitida, absorbida o
                                  (patrones de comercio,    y económicos) dan forma a
                                        migraciones)          otros rasgos humanos y
                                                           físicos en lugares y regiones

                                                                Elaboración de ensayos en
                                   Cumplimiento de las hojas
                                                                varios pasos.         Prueba
                                     de trabajo individuales.
 Control de lectura de los                                       de unidad.     Elaboración
                                   Entrega de las actividades
 artículos. Presentación                                            de gráficos de causa
PP, exposición y montaje de                                            consecuencia.
                                     Creación de canciones,
           stand.                                                   Exposiciones: fotos,
                                    videos, poesía, periódico
                                                                     gráficos, cuadros
                                           con el tema.

sujeto como
personas en
su inserción

histórico en

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 Entender la

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 un proceso

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  ón cultural

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  Retomar elementos del           Conversación introductoria      Revisión de conceptos
 comienzo del año para la           en clase. Definición de    usados por la ONU: pobreza,
 discusión en clase: Ser              términos principales.            marginalidad,
     latinoamericanos,                Estudios de caso por            desplazamiento,
nacionalidades, mestizaje,           subregiones y países.       segregación. Buscar las
       multiplicidad y              Análisis de artículos de      principales actividades
 diferencia.Elegir un país        García Canclini. Conseguir          económicas en
para investigar en grupo.            datos de la ONU sobre     Latinoamérica, por país, y su
   Recorrer etapas en la          migración y datos del Estado rentabilididad. Encontrar la
   producción artística y               de ingresos de los      relación entre crecimiento
 plástica del país. Buscar                  migrantes.           económico y crecimiento
     Artículos del anillado:
García Márquez "La Soledad Programa completo: Why
   de América Latina", J. E.  Do People Move. Contiene
Adoum "Ser no no ser lo que lecturas, actividades, audio,    Lecturas seleccionadas
   somos"; Uslar Pietri "La    testimonios, fotografías.        sobre desarrollo y
     invención de América      Información de la prensa           subdesarrollo.
Mestiza". Libros de recetas,   escrita y televisión sobre   Documentales de ciudades
 recetas en internet. Libros  barcos de migrantes, hijos      de América Latina que
    ilustrados de arte de la   de migrantes, coyoteros.        denotan diferencias
 biblioteca. Laboratorio de INEC para obtener datos de        estructurales (surich,
       computación para       ingresos al país desde los
  investigación en Internet.           migrantes.
Creatividad y sentido lúdico.
                                                    Unit 1 (1 week)                   Unit 2 (2-3 weeks)                Unit 3 (3-4 weeks)
Unit Name


                                                                                     Is reality a subjective


                                            Does everything have a                        experience?            The truth has many faces.
                                            beginning?                                                           How can it be examined?
                                                   4.21 Understand how                      Benchmarks:            4.25 Understand the tension
                                            literature, language, traditions,    - 4.24 Understand how culture between the ideals of diversity
    Enduring Understandings and Standards

                                              beliefs, art and values shape         is preserved, transmitted,             and community
                                               and are shaped by cultures           absorbed, or extinguished           8.10 Understand the
                                            and societies1.13 Understand        - 5.14 Understand how groups, interaction of interdependence
                                                   changes, influences,          organizations, and institutions of technology and science with
                                               connections and patterns in       interact with and influence the               society
                                              world history. - How humans        individual, people, society and
                                                since its beginnings have                     events                Enduring Understandings:
                                            asked the same questions that                                         Religion has since the earliest
                                               we are still trying to answer        Enduring understandings:        mythological explanations
                                             - That human knowledge is a        - Early societies as well as well played a great role in our lives
                                             work in progress and that it is     as modern day societies have as well as society. It has been
                                              always being constructed on        needed to organize its citizens a factor of organization as well
                                                    previous knowledge                    to work properly        as division. Humans have had
                                                  - Asking questions are          - Citizens and the ruling class different relations to God and
                                              essential to the development           have different duties and    placed high or low importance
                                                 and evolution of human           responsibilities depending on      to religion in our lives. As
                                                                                Major assessments:                Major assessments:
                                                          thinking                  the type of political theory  humans began to explore our
                                                                                Unit Test                        Unit Test
                                                 Major assessments:
                                                                                Creating a personal theory

                                                      Unit Test
                                                                                on the ideal life         Minor assessments:
                                                Minor assessments:                                        Quiz on Middle ages
                                              Quiz about mythology and      Minor assessments:            Quiz on renaissance
                                                                            Quiz on political theories    Quiz on Baroque
                                                                            Quiz on Hellenistic
                                                                            Evaluate the difference       Develop a personal theory
                                                                                                          Understand the relation
                                            not static and
                                            knowledge is

                                            that we need
                                            to respect as

                                                                            between right and             between God and humans of

 and Skills

                                              - Students

                                              well as be
                                               critical to

                                                                            responsibility of individuals the period and contrast to



                                                                                                          Classification of evaluate
                                                                            in society, identify features previous periods,the three
                                                                            of well functioning states    the reliability of human
                                                                                                          periods of the unit by
                                                                                                          important characteristics of
    Key Learning Activities

                                              Reading and identifying the                                 philosophy
                                               main questions of human
                                                         thinking           Note taking on political      Pair work on why or why
                                             - Formulating key questions theories ch. 7,8,9,11            not humans need religion or
                                                  about our existence       Pair work on role of citizen a superior power in our lives
                                            - Classifying mythological and and role of rulers             List why and why not we
                                             early scientific philosophy by
                                                                            Chart on Hellenistic          can rely on our perception
                                                  their characteristics
                                                                            philosophical features ch. 12 get knowledge
                                                                                         Sophie‟s World, pages 165-
Resources & Primary Sources

                                                                                         “A critique of belief in God”
                                                                                         Paul Kurtz, Philosophy and
                                                          Sophies World, pages 56-       religion, pages 33-41
                                                          139, Moral Cases from          Internet resources found by
                              Sophie’s World, pages 1-46
                                                          internet cite: Institute for   students on perception, VHS
                              Internet texts on mythology
                                                          Global Ethics, PPT             movie "The Middle Ages",
                                                          Presentation "Hellenistic      THC, 2001,VHS movie"The
                                                          Philosophy"                    Renaissance", THC, 2001
      Unit 4 (3-4 weeks)                Unit 5 (3-4 weeks)                   Unit 6 (3-4 weeks)

                                   Does the historical context
   Reason, nature and the
                                    determine what’s right or           Where do we go from here?
   possibilities of humans

Benchmarks: 4.25 Understand             1.16 Understand how                 1.15 Develop empathy,
the tension between the ideals knowledge in the past and its                 skepticism and critical
    of diversity and community trends can help explain current          judgment for attitudes, values
                                                 events                and behaviors of specific time
    Enduring understandings:           1.17 Examine historical                       periods
   - Politics became important      resources for a point of view,     4.24 Understand how culture is
     during the enlightenment      context, bias (including gender          preserved, transmitted,
    because of rulers abuse of         and race), distortion, or           absorbed or extinguished
their authority at the same time              propaganda                    1.17 Examine historical
  as the citizens’ role in society      8.10 Understand the              resources for a point of view,
             was revived                   interaction and             context, bias (including gender
 - Having knowledge classified interdependence of technology                and race), distortion, or
  made it more accessible to a        and science with society                   propaganda
          wider community
    - The natural environment         Enduring understandings:           Enduring understandings:
  gains importance in our lives     - Understand that even if we        Students will understand that
       - Human beings have            are all individuals we are       our present day way of thinking
 possibilities to gain knowledge influenced by our surrounding          is a consequence of human
      by drawing conclusions         and our ideas are therefore                   history.
        Major assessments:               Major assessments:                 Major assessments:
   Project and presentation to                  Unit Test                          Essay
  class. Research political and
 environmental issues and why            Minor assessments:                Minor Assessments:
 they are relevant to our way of Quiz on Romantic philosophers                      Quiz
  living. Propose a solution for     Credo on a personal theory           Brief class research on
            the problem.              Chart showing the role of             feminist philosophy
                                         spirituality in society          Compare and contrast
        Minor assessments:                                                existentialist theories to
Evaluate how

theory for our

responded to

 of spirituality
 through new

 evaluate the

  Identify and

   currents to

   for society

   the shift in

   its origins,

    trace and

     Define a



      and for



         s of

Note taking on main
characteristics of                Note taking on romantic                 Gathering information for
                                         philosophy                     essay on philosophy in each
enlightenment theories
                               Selecting two issues that the            student life (several classes)
Project and presentation of       student considers to be               Library research on feminist
poster and written work on      important in society stating              philosophy to identify key
political and environmental     their point of view on it and           characteristics (two classes)
problems of present day       developing a theory around this             Timeline activity: putting
                                             issue                     theories in chronological order
society and propose              Researching facts about                       and stating main
solutions to these problems.    spirituality and religion and              characteristics for each
Students present to class and stating the areas of a person’s                 (several classes)
                                  life that spirituality could guide
                                                                Sophie’s World, pages 447-
                                Sophie’s World, pages 342-        Library book selected by
                                            429                           students
                                 Library books for research     Internet sources selected by
                               Internet resources selected by   students, "what the Bleep do
                              the students, PPT presentation       we know?" DVD movie,
Sophie‟s World, pages 303-      on philosophers and theories     Captured light & wind films,
341, VHS Movie "The                                                2004, PPT presentation
                                                                    "Modern Philosophy"
Enlightenment", PPT
presentation Enlightenments
philosophers and tehir
March   April   May
                                                                        Unit 1
                                           Introductory Unit: Brief intro to basic economic concepts and
Unit Name &                                roles that economists play in society

                                           SSHS 7.1 Understand basic economic concepts SSHS
   Enduring Understandings and Standards

                                           7.6 Apply economic concepts and reasoning to historical
                                           and current events That economics and socio-economics
                                           are important fields of study that can tell us a lot about
                                           our world. That economists fill a variety of posts and use
                                           their knowledge in different settings. That economics is
                                           not just about numbers and graphs but also about the
                                           economic activities of human beings.

                                           Assessment 1: SSHS 7.1 Understand basic economic
                                           concepts Oral Presentation of “What do economists do”
                                           research organizer using Eocnomics magazine job
                                           postings. Students present the posting they found most
                                           interesting, describe the posting, explain why it was

                                           interesting. Practices: Elaboration of research organizer
                                           with teacher model. Teacher model of presentation.
                                           Assessment 1: SSHS 7.1 Understand basic economic
                                           concepts. Quiz on basic definitions and concepts as well
                                           as Freakonomics article. Practices: Class discussions,
                                           note-taking, worksheets.
                              What is an economy? What economics and socio-
                              economics are? How economics and socio-economics
Key Knowledge and Skills      are applied? Different jobs that professional economists
                              do? The difference between Economics and other fields
                              such as business management. Analyze job postings.
                              Create a socio-economic survey

                              Lecture and activities about basic concepts: key terms
                              defined, put in context. • Read and Discuss
                              Freakonomics Article “Why Do Drug Dealers Still Live
                              with Their Moms”: Students read and discuss a very non-
                              tradiational study performed by a “rogue economist” to
                              show the real world possible applications of socio-
Key Learning Activities

                              economics. • I-search brainstorm based and practice
                              questions (Based on learning from Freakonomics
                              Article). What sort of project might we want to do in
                              Ecuador like the subject of the article did? • “What do
                              Economists Do” research organizer using job postings
                              from the Economist: Students fill out a research
                              organizer about the different jobs professional
                              economists perform. They look at job titles, locations,
                              level of education, and responsibilities to show them
                              about the interesting world wide jobs that real
                              economists get to do. Also to familiarize themselves
                              with the Economist magazine.
                              „Why do Drug Dealers Still Live with Their Moms?”
Resources & Primary Sources

                              from Freakonomics by Steven Levitt and Stephen
                              Dubner.Various issues of The Economist magazine (for
                              job postings). Teacher designed handouts, notes,
                              worksheets, and quizzes
                              Unit 2
Microeconomics: This unit introduces the concepts supply,
demand, and market prices. These topics are considered to
be the heart of Microeconomics and are topics which one
would expect an introductory course to always cover. In this
unit we avoid memorization of textbook rules and focus on
student creation of rules through observation.

SSHS 7.1 Understand basic economic concepts. SSHS
7.6 Apply economic concepts and reasoning to historical
and current events In the capitalist system prices are
determined by the interaction of the economic forces of
supply and demand. Local and global events that effect
consumers or suppliers affect prices of goods and
When prices are set or fail to adjust to market
equilibrium prices determined by supply and demand
here are negative economic consequences.

Assessment 1: SSHS 7.1 Understand basic economic
concepts. Unit Exam covering all topics in selected
response and open response formats. Practices: Similar
homework questions and 2-3 quizzes. Assessment 2:
SSHS 7.6 Apply economic concepts and reasoning to
historical and current events.
Quiz on Guzzling Gas in America (article encompasses
everything discussed in this unit). Practices: Read,
Discuss, Answer Questions in class. Assessment 3:
SSHS 7.1 Understand basic economic concepts. Board
game using Supply, Demand, and Price trivia. Practices:
Supply, Demand, and Price quizzes
A basic overview of microeconomics. What is demand
and what factors cause a change in demand. What is
supply and what factors cause a change in supply. How
equilibrium prices are determined. Analyze events to
determine how they affect supply, demand, and/or price.
Identify substitutes, complements, and inputs for
different goods and services. Graph supply and demand
curves to determine equilibrium prices.

Class demand activity (Oreos or CDs) Graph class
demand for Oreos at many prices to show what a demand
curve really represents. Make hypothetical scenarios
affecting demand to teach the factors that affect demand,
how and why they affect the visual representation- the
curve. Supply activity. Give a cost analysis of
production at various volumes and ask students to
determine how many the supplier should sell at each
possible price.Read and discuss Guzzling Gas in
America: This article provides a very comprehensive,
holistic view of how gas prices are determined and shows
different factors that affect supply and demand and thus
price of gasoline. This article can be paired with teacher
designed questions, hypothetical scenarios, and graphs.
Worksheets (esp. with graphs and examples of events
that affect supply & demand). Quizzes

Economics: Principles and Practices (the school
textbook). Guzzling Gas in America Article
                           Unit 3
Macroeconimcs Goals and Measures: This unit introduces
the basic concepts of macroeconomics: growth, inflation and
unemployment. The focus is on what these concepts are and
how they are each measured. Additionally the concept of
alternative measurements of economic wellbeing will be
introduced including, human development and income
inequality measures.

SSHS 7.1 Understand basic economic concepts. SSHS
7.6 Apply economic concepts and reasoning to historical
and current events. The strength of an economy and the
wellbeing of its citizens cannot be measured with one
single number. An economic system and the society that
produces, consumes, and distributes within in are

Assessment 1: SSHS 7.1 Understand basic economic
concepts. Unit Exam covering all topics in selected
response and open response formats. Practices: Similar
homework questions and 2-3 quizzes.Assessment 2:
SSHS 7.6 Apply economic concepts and reasoning to
historical and current events. Analysis of a country of
their choice using a wide range of indicators and
comparing it to other countries. Practices: Homework
involving consulting gov‟t sites about other countries.
Practice analyses in class, teacher model.
A basic overview of macroeconomics. How the health of
an economy is measured by different rates and
indicators.How a country‟s level of output is measured
and what this measure means. What growth is and how is
it measured.
What alternate measures exist beyond GDP, what they
measure, and what their components are. What inflation
is, how it affects us, and how it is measured. What types
of unemployment exist, what causes them, and how they
affect individuals and societies.

Lectures and note-taking. Practice analyses Worksheets

Stiglitz, Joseph. “Macroeconomic Goals and Measure”
Principles of Macroeconomics Chapter 4. U.N. HDI
reports of several countries (Sweden, Ecuador, Haiti,
                               Unit 4                             Unit 5
Topics in Intenational Economics: This Unit is the last
instructional unit ideally before a final semester project. The
goal is to introduce briefly the most important topics in
International Economics. Obviously there are several. I have
chosen Free Trade because of the present hype about the
TLC and development because it applies to Ecuador. This
unit draws on article sources to introduce the topics and
generate discussion.
SSHS 7.6 Apply economic concepts and reasoning to
historical and current events. SSHS 7.5 Understand how
economic activity influences society.Is free trade always
“good” or always “bad” as many supporters or protesters
tend to communicate? Or does it depend on the level of
development or the terms of the treaty. Why do some
support and some protest free trade? How might free
trade affect an economy like Ecuador‟s?

Assessment 1: SSHS 7.6 Apply economic concepts and
reasoning to historical and current events Format:
Persuasive Essay for or against free trade based on the
wide range of arguments we have studied. Must support
three arguments and refute three arguments from our
source. Practice: ead article as a class, fill out free trade
organizer of arguments, discuss in class Assessment 2:
SSHS 7.5 Understand how economic activity influences
society. Format: Visual- Poster or PowerPoint about the
barriers to trade in Ecuador/Latin America Practice: Read
& Discuss ““In Latin America, rich-poor chasm stifles
growth” article, Read & Discuss “The Mystery of
Capital” Chapter 1, answer questions.
What free trade is. Why free trade is controversial.
Arguments for and against free trade. Different barriers
for growth that exist in Latin America. Write a
persuasive essay better. Present both sides of the free
trade argument. Apply general economic arguments to

Basic explanation of free trade concept and key terms.
Read, discuss, fill out organizer for Free Trade readings.
Read & Discuss “In Latin America, rich-poor chasm
stifles growth” article, post-it note barriers mentioned.
Read & Discuss “The Mystery of Capital” Chapter 1,
answer questions, outline the 5 mysteries

Free Trade Controversy article from Wikipedia.org
(abridged) and organizer. “In Latin America, Rich-Poor
Chasm Stifles Growth” by David Luhnow and John
Lyons, The Wall Street Journal. “The Mystery of Capital;
Why Capitalism Triumphs in the West and Fails
Everywhere Else” Chapter 1 “The Five Mysteries of
Capital” By Hernando DeSoto.
Unit 6   Unit 7   Unit 8
Unit 9   Unit 10
                                                      Unit 1                              Unit 2                            Unit 3                             Unit 4                             Unit 5                           Unit 6
Unit Name & Description

                                          Introduction to Politics                                           Modern Political Ideologies         Democratic Citizens
                                                                                                                                                                           Students form an opinion as to     International Interaction
                                        Define the terms politics and         History of Political Thought In this unit we will look at the Students learn about the roles
                                                                                                                                                                               what they feel is most        We examine the key players
                                        power, examine the principle          We will trace the evolution of current divisions in politics in    and responsibilites of
                                                                                                                                                                             important for a developing      in international politics, how
                                        participants in politics, briefly       political thinkers and their order to see what are some of      democratic citizens and
                                                                                                                                                                            nation: economic liberalism,       they interact, and where
                                         examine various forms of                         thoughts.           the other ways in which we          examine the role of
                                                                                                                                                                             constitutional liberalism, or international politics is headed.
                                                 government.                                                    can organize ourselves.       propaganda in democracies.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1.3 Understand how alliances
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            and organizations can
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         encourage or discourage
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           solidarity and diversity.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • International organizations
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   • Treaties
                                         1.3 Understand how alliances                                                                                                                                                   • Political systems and the
                                              and organizations can                                                                                                                                                 development of multi-national
Enduring Understandings and Standards

                                            encourage or discourage                                                                                                                                                                alliances.
                                             solidarity and diversity.                                                                                                                                              2.3 Understand types of world
                                          • International organizations                                         6.1 Understand the strengths                                                                                powers (e.g. military,
                                                     • Treaties                                                  and weaknesses of various                                                                            corporations, religions) and
                                                                                                                                                   6.6 Understand how the media                                                how they influence
                                           • Political systems and the             1.16 Understand how          kinds of government systems
                                                                                                                                                      communicate, shape and                                          connections and conflicts in
                                        development of multi-national          knowledge of the past and its    in terms of the purposes they                                           6.7 Understand and apply
                                                                                                                                                    control ideas in political life.                                   the world. 2.4 Understand
                                           alliances. 4.2 Understand          trends can help explain current        are designed for. 6.2                                           ideas, theories and modes of
                                                                                                                                                    6.8 Participate in activities to                                           how alliances and
                                           how groups, societies and           events. 4.2 Understand how         Understand the purpose of                                            inquiry taken from political
                                                                                                                                                      strengthen the "common
                                        cultures address human needs           groups, societies and cultures   government and how different                                         science to examine persistent organizations can encourage
                                                                                                                                                     good," based upon careful                                        or discourage solidarity and
                                                and concerns. 6.3                address human needs and        types acquire, use and justify                                        issues and social problems.
                                                                                                                                                   evaluation of possible options                                       diversity. 2.6 Understand
                                            Understand the functions,                    concerns.              power. 6.29 Understand how
                                                                                                                                                          for citizen action.                                        how cooperation and conflict
                                          rights and responsibilities of                                         policy is formed and carried
                                          political institutions, political                                         out in political systems                                                                         influence political, economic,
                                            servants, individuals and                                                                                                                                                          and social entities
                                               groups within political                                                                                                                                                    • Differing foreign policy
                                                      systems.                                                                                                                                                             positions’ influence on
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     international competition and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 • Multinational
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Political conflict and national
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             • Individual behavior
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    6.5 Understand the role of law
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              in political systems.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           1. Essay: Positives and
                                                                                                                                                                                     Essay: In your opinion, what is

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Negatives of Integration
                                                                                                                       1. Unit 3 Exam                                                      the most important
                                                1. Unit 1 Exam                1. Philosopher presentation &                                            1. Propaganda Project                                              2. Chart: Examination of
                                                                                                                  2. Political Ideology Chart                                          political/economic issue a
                                                2. Section Quiz                          poster                                                            2. Media Binder                                              International Political Power
                                                                                                                       3. Section Quiz                                               country to work on in order to
                                                                              2. Exam: who said it & essay                                                                                                               3. Timeline of Post-WWII
                                                                                                                                                                                     develop: constitutional liberty,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          International Integration
                                                                                                                                                                                     democracy, or open markets?

                                                                                                                                                              Students will:
                                                                                   Students will:                          Students will:          1. Examine why many modern
                                                                          1. Define the term political            1. Define the term ideology         political philosophers hold
                                                                                                                                                                                               Students will:
                                                                                    philosophy                  2. Understand the terms right,        democracy in high regard
                                                                                                                                                                                            1. Define the terms
                                                  Students will:         2. Trace the development of             left, and center in regards to       2. Compare democracy to                                                   Students will:
                                                                                                                                                                                        democracy, constitutional
Key Knowledge and Skills

                                          1. Come to understand why      political thought from Ancient                  political ideologies            other modern political                                         1. Examine what factors
                                                                                                                                                                                        liberalism, and economic
                                          societies need government       Greece to the 19th century            3. Identify the influence of the               alternatives                                           influence a state’s power on
                                          2. Define the terms politics,  anarchism by examining the                   industrial revolution on      3. Inspect the veracity of the                                        the international stage
                                                                                                                                                                                       2. Identify various means of
                                           power, manifest & implicit       writings and thoughts of                      modern politics          concept of ―democratic peace‖                                      2. Explain how international
                                                                                                                                                                                      rating country performance in
                                                      power              history’s pre-eminent political          4. Understand the historical     4. Learn the function of checks                                        politics are carried out
                                                                                                                                                                                     respect to each of these terms
                                         3. Explain how power can be                 thinkers                      background and basics of                   and balances                                           3. Identify the primary players
                                                                                                                                                                                        3. Compare the ratings of
                                                    exercised               3. Philosophers studied              liberal, conservative, fascist,   5. Understand the importance                                           in international politics
                                                                                                                                                                                       various countries to the UN
                                            4. Differentiate between        include: Plato, Aristotle,                 and socialist ideology         of criticizing and analyzing                                    4. Trace the development of
                                                                                                                                                                                     Human Development Index in
                                            various political systems      Machiavelli, John Milton,            5. Recognize why many poor         different aspects of democracy                                    international integration since
                                                                                                                                                                                      order to form an opinion as to
                                            5. Examine the principle    Thomas Hobbes, John Locke,                      countries are run by       6. Define the term democratic                                              the end of WWII
                                                                                                                                                                                        which is most important in
                                           actors in political systems     Rousseau, Montesquieu,                  conservative governments                       bargain
                                                                                                                                                                                      order for a country to develop
                                                                        Thomas Jefferson, John Stuart                6. Describe the changes         7. Identify various forms of
                                                                          Mill, Peter Kropotkin, Henry              liberalism has undergone        propaganda used by modern
                                                                        David Thoreau, and Karl Marx                         since WWII               media and political actors
                                                                                                                                                                           1. Lecture/Notes
                                                                                                                                                                     2. Re-examine & Discuss:
                                                                                                                                                                         ―The Rise of Illiberal
                                                                                                                                          1. Lecture/Notes
                                                                                                                                     2. Reading & Discussion:
                                                                                                                                                                         3. Students conduct                  1. Lecture/Notes
                                                                                                     1. Lecture/Notes              ―Democracy and Its Recent
                                                                                                                                                                     online/library research to       2. Read textbook pages 389-
                                                                                               2. Selected readings out of              Surge in the World‖
                                                                                                                                                                          examine UN World               401, completing question
                                                                                                ―The Democracy Reader‖               3. Reading & Discussion:
                                      1. Lecture/Notes                                                                                                              Development Index, World                         sheet
                                                                      1. Lecture/Notes           3. Readings out of class                ―After the Fighting,
                               2. Robinson Crusoe Project:                                                                                                             Bank’s ―Ease of Doing           3. Complete chart regarding
                                                               2. Selected readings out of       textbook: conservatism,                    Democracy,‖
Key Learning Activities

                              Why government is necessary                                                                                                         Business Rankings,‖ Heritage        sources of political power on
                                                                ―The Democracy Reader‖           liberalism, fascism, and        4. Reading & Discussion: ―The
                               once people begin living in a                                                                                                          Foundation/Wall Street               the international stage
                                                                   3. Student research in                 socialism               Rise of Illiberal Democracy,‖
                                          society?                                                                                                                  Journal Index of Economic              4. Fill-out a timeline of
                                                                library/internet on specific  4. Chart of political ideologies   5. Reading & Discussion: ―The
                                 3. Reading Chapter 1 of                                                                                                                  Freedom, Amnesty           international cooperation since
                                                             philosophers in preparation for 5. Selected readings out of              Rise and Persistence of
                                  textbook & checks and                                                                                                                 International Country                       WWIII
                                                                        presentation            ―Liberalism: The Classical         Illiberal Democracy in Latin
                                    balances worksheet                                                                                                               Rankings, etc. for specific       5. Powerpoint lecture on the
                                                                       4. Philosopher                    Tradition‖                           America‖
                                     4. Chart: types of                                                                                                                         nations                   EU followed by student
                                                             5. Chart on philosophers to be 6. Reading from class text re:        6. Reading from text: pages
                                governments, description,                                                                                                         4. Using information gathered            completing worksheet
                                                                   completed throughout               the ―Third Way‖               179-193, accompanied by
                              positives, negatives, examples                                                                                                        through research, students            regarding positives and
                                                                       presentations            7. Reading excerpts from                      worksheet
                                 5. Chart: types of power,                                                                                                         write an essay answering the              negatives or joining
                                                             6. Students fill out study guide Mussolini’s ―What is Fascism‖      7. Reading & Discussion: ―The
                                    description, example                                                                                                          question: In your opinion, what       international organizations
                                                                                                           (1932)                US Propaganda Machine: Oh,
                                                                                                                                                                        is the most important        6. Read & Discussion: ―A Shift
                                                                                                8. Reading excerpts from                What a Lovely War‖
                                                                                                                                                                     political/economic issue a      in the Debate On International
                                                                                              Marx’s ―Communist Manifesto‖          8. Propaganda techniques
                                                                                                                                                                   country to work on in order to                   Court‖
                                                                                                                                                                  develop: constitutional liberty,
                                                                                                                                                                  democracy, or open markets?
                                                                                                                                                                  5. Essay handed in along with
                                                                                                                                                                       all research conducted

                                                                                                                             1. ―Democracy and Its Recent
                                                                                                                             Surge in the World‖ out of Pol
                                                                                                                                                                     1. Power and Choice: An
                                                                                                                                           Sci Binder
                                                                                                                                                                       Introduction to Political
                                                                                                                                    2. ―After the Fighting,
                                                                                                                                                                      Science (7th ed.) by W.
                                                                                                                                  Democracy,‖ by Michael
                                                                                                                                                                            Phillips Shively
                                                                                                                                       Barone, 4/14/03,
                                                                                                                                                                       2. ―The Rise of Illiberal
                                                                                                1. The Democracy Reader,      www.usnewsclassroom.com.
                                                                                                                                                                      Democracy,‖ by Fareed
                                                                                               edited by Diane Ravitch and         3. ―The Rise of Illiberal
                                                                                                                                                                     Zakaria, November 1997,
                                                                                                Abigail Thernstrom, Harper        Democracy,‖ by Fareed
Resources & Primary Sources

                                                                                                                                                                            Foreign Affairs
                                                                                                       Collins, 1992.           Zakaria, November 1997,
                                                                                                                                                                    3. The World Bank Group,            1. Power and Choice: An
                                                                                                 2. ―What is Fascism,‖ by               Foreign Affairs.
                                                                                                                                                                  Ease of Doing Business Index,           Introduction to Political
                                                                                                  Benito Mussolini, 1932,         4. ―The US Propaganda
                                                                                                                                                                  http://www.doingbusiness.org/          Science (7th ed.) by W.
                                 Power and Choice: An             Power and Choice: An         Modern History Sourcebook, Machine: Oh, What a Lovely
                                                                                                                                                                         EconomyRankings/                     Phillips Shively
                                 Introduction to Political        Introduction to Political         Fordham University.       War,‖ by Andrew Buncombe,
                                                                                                                                                                   4. Heritage Foundation/Wall         2. ―A Shift in the Debate On
                                 Science (7th ed.) by W.          Science (7th ed.) by W.      3. Liberalism: The Classical         March 30, 2006, The
                                                                                                                                                                       Street Journal Index of        International Court,‖ by Nora
                                     Phillips Shively                 Phillips Shively           Tradition, by Ludwig von                Independent.
                                                                                                                                                                         Economic Freedom:            Boustany, Washington Post,
                                                                                               Mises, 4th ed. Foundation for     5. Power and Choice: An
                                                                                                                                                                      www.heritage.org/index                November 7, 2006.
                                                                                               Economic Education, 1996.           Introduction to Political
                                                                                                                                                                      5. Amnesty International
                                                                                                 4. Power and Choice: An          Science (7th ed.) by W.
                                                                                                                                                                            Annual Report:
                                                                                                  Introduction to Political             Phillips Shively
                                                                                                  Science (7th ed.) by W.    6. The Rise and Persistence of
                                                                                                      Phillips Shively         Illiberal Democracy in Latin
                                                                                                                                                                   6. UN Human Development
                                                                                                                                    America, by Fernando
                                                                                                                                                                         Index Report 2006-
                                                                                                                               Hidalgo, UC Berkley Center
                                                                                                                               for Latin American Studies,
Unit 9   Unit 10
                                                         Unit 1                             Unit 2                             Unit 3                            Unit 4                           Unit 5

                                              Foundations of Sociology
                                                                                                                                                        Social Interaction in
Unit Name &

                                             Examine what sociology is and         Culture and Society              The Role of Socialization                                         Deviance and Social Control

                                                                                                                                                      Everyday Life & Groups
                                           what sociologist do. Also look at Look at what culture is, how it       We examine why we act the                                           An investigation into what is
                                                                                                                                                     The organization of society
                                            the different perspectives found affects us, how it is transmitted,    way we do, who taught us to                                         meant by the term “normal,”
                                                                                                                                                    and each individual's place in
                                           in sociology and their importance and how the notion of culture is        act this way, and at the                                          and acting according to the
                                                                                                                                                    society and an examination of
                                              for understanding the world    changing throughout the world.       question of nature vs. nurture.                                           norms of society.
                                                                                                                                                            social groups.
                                                       around us.
   Enduring Understandings and Standards

                                                                                                                     SSHS.4.7 Understand the
                                                                                                                   tension between the ideals of
                                                                                                                                                      SSHS.5.3 Understand how
                                                                                 SSHS.4.2 Understand how             diversity and community.
                                                                                                                                                      groups, organizations, and
                                                                               groups, societies and cultures        SSHS.5.1 Understand the
                                                                                                                                                     institutions interact with and
                                           SSHS.4.4 Understand and apply         address human needs and              causes of stereotyping,                                           SSHS.4.7 Understand the
                                                                                                                                                   influence the individual, people,
                                             ideas, theories, and modes of    concerns. SSHS.4.6 Understand conformity and non-conformity                                             tension between the ideals of
                                                                                                                                                          society and events.
                                           inquiry drawn from anthropology        how culture is preserved,      and their impact on individuals                                        diversity and community.
                                                                                                                                                   • Limits of socialization and the
                                                and sociology. SSHS.5.4           transmitted, absorbed, or           and groups. SSHS.5.3                                              SSHS.5.1 Understand the
                                                                                                                                                     power of choice in personal
                                           Understand and apply ideas and          extinguished. SSHS.5.2            Understand how groups,                                              causes of stereotyping,
                                                                                                                                                   identity. SSHS.5.1 Understand
                                                 modes of inquiry in the        Understand how sociological       organizations, and institutions                                    conformity and non-conformity
                                                                                                                                                      the causes of stereotyping,
                                           examination of persistent issues      circumstances (e.g., class,      interact with and influence the                                    and their impact on individuals
                                                                                                                                                    conformity and non-conformity
                                                  and social problems.         heritage, ethnicity) influence an individual, people, society and                                               and groups.
                                                                                                                                                    and their impact on individuals
                                                                               individual's perceptions of and                 events.
                                                                                                                                                               and groups.
                                                                                    reactions to the world.      • Limits of socialization and the
                                                                                                                    power of choice in personal

                                                                                                                   Unit Test, Section Quizes,
                                             Unit Test, Section Quizzes,         Unit Test, Section Quizes,                                                                            Unit Test, Section Quizes,
                                                                                                                  Group Presentation: Agents of        Unit Test, Section Quizes
                                            Project re: Three Perspectives     Reflection Paper: Supersize Me                                                                        Opinion Paper on Rehabilitation

                                                                                                                                                             1. Social Group                      1. Deviance
                                                                                                                                                               2. Category                  2. Deviance vs. crime
                                                                                            1. Culture                      1. Socialization
                                                                                                                                                                3. Crowd              3. Biological, psychological and
                                                                                        2. Culture shock                     2. Personality
                                                                                                                                                       4. Primary and secondary           sociological explanations
                                                         1. Society                  3. Cultural universals             3. Role of socialization
                                                                                                                                                                  groups                 a. Durkheim’s Normality of
                                                        2. Sociology              4. Components of culture:           4. Agents of socialization
                                                                                                                                                         5. Types of leadership                    Deviance
   Key Knowledge and Skills

                                                 3. Three perspectives            symbols, language, norms         5. Impact of isolation w/ case
                                                                                                                                                    6. Group conformity and group        b. Merton’s Strain Theory-
                                           (paradigms) that guide sociology: (mores & folkways), values and                      studies
                                                                                                                                                                   think                         deviant paths
                                           conflict, symbolic-interaction, and                beliefs                6. Influence of heredity and
                                                                                                                                                          7. Reference group            c. Herschi’s Control Theory
                                                        functionalist               5. Ideal vs. real culture                sociobiology
                                                                                                                                                          8. Social interaction          d. Sutherland’s Differential
                                                  4. Social marginality        6. Monocultural vs. multicultural       7. Self and socialization
                                                                                                                                                       9. Status and status sets             Association Theory
                                                     5. Intro to culture             7. Lenski’s Levels of                    8. Life cycle
                                                                                                                                                       10. Ascribed vs. achieved        e. Becker’s Labeling Theory
                                                   6. Social structures                  Development              9. Rites of passage, anticipatory
                                                                                                                                                                  status                      4. Conflict Theory
                                              7. Sociological imagination      8. Cultural Diversity: high, pop,         socialization, and re-
                                                                                                                                                            11. Master status                   5. Social order
                                                 8. Origins of sociology             sub, counter culture;                    socialization
                                                                                                                                                         12. Role and role sets                6. Social control
                                                  9. Social dysfunction        multiculturalism, ethnocentrism,         10. Id, Ego, Superego
                                                                                                                                                    13. Role conflict vs. role strain     7. Negative and positive
                                            10. Latent vs. manifest function xenocentrism, cultural relativism             11. Sublimination
                                                                                                                                                       14. Social construction of                  sanctions
                                            11. Social research techniques     9. Spread of ideas: innovation,           12. Moral reasoning
                                                                                                                                                                  reality                         8. Stigmas
                                                                                diffusion, cultural lag, cultural     13. Total institutions & re-
                                                                                                                                                      15. Dramaturgical analysis            9. White collar crime
                                                                                           integration                        socialization
                                                                                                                                                    16. Non-verbal communication            10. Victimless crimes
                                                                                                                                                          17. Personal space                   11. Rehabilitation
                                                                    1. Lecture and notes
                                                                     2. Read Chapter 2
                                                              3. Class exercise: constructing                                                                         1. Lecture and notes
                                                                                                     1. Lecture and notes
                                    1. Lecture and notes            cultural universals for                                           1. Lecture and notes             2. Read Chapter 6
                                                                                                      2. Read Chapter 3
Key Learning Activities

                              2. Read Chapter 1 taking notes         Ecuadorian society                                              2. Read Chapter 4 & 5       3. Read & discuss: ―Alcohol
                                                                                                3. Read & answer questions:
                              3. Worksheet: Importance of the    4. Class exercise: biggest                                       3. Class exercise: personal     and Marijuana: A Point-By-
                                                                                               article regarding feral children
                                   sociological perspective     discoveries and inventions;                                                status sets                 Point Comparison‖
                                                                                               4. Worksheet for pages 64-69
                               4. Read Nacirema and answer ideas going through a process of                                        4. Read & discuss: ―Grey     4. Class discussion: Changing
                                                                                              5. Group presentation: agents of
                                     questions in groups             diffusion in Ecuador                                              Matter and Sexes‖          Attitudes towards Deviance
                                                                                              socialization and gun violence in
                                5. Project: Issues Looked at        5. Read and discuss                                            5. Conduct Solomon Ashe       5. Read & discuss: wikipedia
                                                                                                            the US
                                  Using Three Perspectives    subcultures: Skinhead Culture                                         experiment in class and         article- ―Social Control‖
                                                                                                  6. Read & discuss- ―Mass
                                    6. Chart: Three Major      6. Read and discuss: ―United                                                  discuss             6. Read & discuss excerpts:
                                                                                                     Media and Society: A
                                        Perspectives                    States of Borg‖                                         6. Read & discuss: Talking with ―The Rosenhan Experiment‖
                                                                                                 Sociological Perspective on
                                 7. Chart: Research Models    7. Read and answer questions:                                                Our Hands               7. Read & discuss: ―Does
                                                              ―Supersize Me and McCulture‖                                                                                Prison Work‖
                                                               8. View and reflection paper:
                                                                        ―Supersize Me‖

                                                                  1. Society: The Basics, John                                                                        1. Society: The Basics, John
Resources & Primary Sources

                                                                 Macionis, 6th Edition, Prentice                                                                     Macionis, 6th Edition, Prentice
                                                                         Hall Press, 2002.         1. Society: The Basics, John   1. Society: The Basics, John                Hall Press, 2002.
                                                                           2. ―Skinhead,‖         Macionis, 6th Edition, Prentice Macionis, 6th Edition, Prentice     2. ―Alcohol and Marijuana: A
                                 1. Society: The Basics, John
                                                                        www.wikipedia.org                 Hall Press, 2002.              Hall Press, 2002.            Point-By-Point Comparison,‖
                                Macionis, 6th Edition, Prentice
                                                                    3. ―United States of Borg,‖          2. ―Feral Children,‖     2. ―Grey Matter and Sexes: A      http://www.houseparent.net/info
                                       Hall Press, 2002.
                                                                           Kevyn Jacobs,                 www.wikipedia.org         Grey Area Scientifically,‖ by        rmation/alcohol-marij.htm
                                  2. ―Body Rituals Among the
                                                                http://www.globaled.org/issues/1 3. ―Mass Media and Society: A     Natalie Angier and Kenneth             3. ―Does Prison Work,‖
                                   Nacirema,‖ Horace Miner,
                                                                              58/b.html             Sociological Perspective on    Chang, January 24th, 2005.       http://www.civitas.org.uk/data/p
                                                                       4. ―Supersize Me and                    Media,‖             3. ―Talking with Our Hands,‖          risonRisk1950-2000.php
                                                                 McCulture,‖ located in personal http://www.public.asu.edu/~zeyn http://ccat.sas.upenn.edu/plc/c    4. ―The Rosenhan Experiment,‖
                                                                                files                  o217/365/notes1.html          ommunication/korlei.htm                       excerpt,
                                                                   5. ―Supersize Me,‖ (film), by                                                                    http://www.holah.karoo.net/rose
                                                                     Morgan Spurlock, 2004.                                                                                       nhan.htm
                                                                           Unit 1
Unit Name                                   Foundations: 8000 B.C.E. - 600 C.E. (6 weeks)



                                            In each unit we will work with the AP World History themes listed below:
    Enduring Understandings and Standards

                                            1. The relationship of change and continuity from 8,000 BCE to the present.
                                            2. Impact of interaction among and within major societies.
                                            3. Impact of technology, economics, and demography on people and the environment.
                                            4. Systems of social structure and gender structure.
                                            5. Cultural, religious, and intellectual developments.
                                            6. Changes in functions and structures of states and in attitudes toward states and political identities, including the emer
                                            The activities mentioned above are intended to teach and have students practice the following habits of mind:
                                            • Constructing and evaluating arguments using evidence to make plausible arguments.
                                            • Using primary documents and other primary data: skills necessary to analyze point of view, context bias, and to unders
                                            • Ability to assess issues of change and continuity over time.
                                            • Capacity to handle diverse interpretations through analysis of context, bias, and frame of reference.
                                            • Identify global patterns over time and space and connect to local developments.
                                            • Compare societies and their reactions to global processes.
                                            • Ability to asses claims of universal standards yet remain aware human commonalities and differences; putting culturall

                                            Reading Quizzes, Weekly Quiz/Essay, Compare and Contrast Essay
                           Week One: Introduction to the Course and History
                           - What is the role of the historian?
                           - What are the tools of the trade?
                           - Understanding Point of View and Bias
                           Week Two: Neolithic Revolution
                           - Compare and contrasts life before and after
                           - Debate whether or not agriculture was ―worst mistake in human race‖
                           Week Three: Ancient Civilizations
                           - What are the indicators of a civilization?
                           - How did river valley civilizations interact with their environment?
                           - How did labor necessities determine political and social structures
Key Knowledge and Skills

                           (gender and class)?
                           - How important were the inventions of writing, metallurgy and monumental
                           - What were the primary means the ancient civilizations used to
                           communicate, exchange goods, and settle their differences
                           Week Four and Five: Classical Civilizations
                           - Identify characteristics of an empire.
                           - How did geography, environment and interaction shape their values and
                           - What forces led to the formation of these civilizations?
                           - What benefits and liabilities did these empires bring to their rulers and
                           their subjects?
                           - What were the cause and effects of the instability/stability and eventual
                           - Compare and contrast the Role of Women in China, India, Greece and
                           Week Six: Growth, Interactions, and Belief Systems
                           - How did belief systems lay the groundwork for cultural communication,
                           moral expectations, and personal trust between people?
                           - Describe the interregional trading systems of the time period.
                           - Compare and contrast the role of women in different belief systems.
Key Learning Activities
                              Cutaia, P. ―Map Projections and Their Effects on Perceptions in the Study
                              of World History.‖ Historyteacher.net. http://www.pptpalooza.net/ Jared
                              Diamond ―The Worst Mistake in the History of the Human Race‖ from
Resources & Primary Sources
                              Discover Magazine, May 1987. Manning, P. (2002)―Bananas in Africa.‖
                              World History: Best Practices. College Board: New York. The Earth and
                              It’s Peoples Chapters 1-8. Documents in World History Chapters
                              8,14,17,20 & 23
                                                     Unit 2
                      Pre-Modern World: 600 C.E. - 1450 C.E. (6 weeks)

emes listed below:
 0 BCE to the present.
 on people and the environment.

n attitudes toward states and political identities, including the emergence of the nation-state
 and have students practice the following habits of mind:
 ce to make plausible arguments.
 ills necessary to analyze point of view, context bias, and to understand and interpret information.
 r time.
nalysis of context, bias, and frame of reference.
 nect to local developments.
main aware human commonalities and differences; putting culturally diverse ideas and values in historical context, not suspending judgment but developin

                      Reading Quizzes, Weekly Quiz/Essay, Document Based Question Essay
Week One: Rise of Dar al-Islam
- Has the rise of Islam affected women positively or negatively?
- Compare and contrast the spread of Islam with Christianity and
- What were the reasons for the success and failure of the caliphate?
- What was the relationship between urbanization and the development
of Islamic culture?
Week Two: Monarchies and the Church in Europe
- Identify the causes and effects of the split of Christendom into two
different Christian cultures.
- Compare and Contrast diseases throughout history and the human
response to them
- Analyze the treatment of women during the Middle Ages in Europe and
East Asia
- What were the main features of the economic and social structures of
medieval western Europe?
- How did Mediterranean trade and the Crusades help in the revival of
western Europe?
- How much did the region’s achievements depend on its own people and
how much on things borrowed from Muslim and Byzantine neighbors?
Week Three: Central and Eastern Asia
- Identify and explain the new relationships that were formed between
East Asian societies and also China and the world at this time.
- What were the reasons for the differences that Buddhism played in
politics in China, Tibet, Korea and Japan?
- Identify in what ways Japan became different from China in the 12th
and 13th centuries.
- Explain how economy and technology led to vast achievements during
the Song period.
Week Four: The Mongols
- Explain what features of the Mongol’s pastoral nomadic way of life were
favorable to the creation of and empire.
- Analyze the impact of imperial conquests on Mongol society and the

                                               Will be developed during 2007 - 2008 School Year
Teaching Pre-Modern Middle Eastern History, From: The World History
Bulletin by Gladys Frantz-Murphy, Vol. 7, Number 2 (Spring/Summer
1990), pp. 24-31
―Mongol Empire Builders: Fiends From Hell or Culture Brokers.?‖ World
History For Us All. San Diego State University.
Manning, P. (2002) ―Nomadic Migrations.‖ World History: Best Practices.
College Board: New York.
―Spheres of Interaction in the Americas.‖ World History For Us All. San
Diego State University.
The Earth and It's Peoples Chapters 9,10,11,13,14,15,16,17 Document
in World History Vol. I. Chapters 28,48,31,32, 40,41,45 & 47
                                                         Unit 3
                           The Early Modern World: 1450 C.E. - 1750 C.E. (6 weeks)

 the nation-state

d interpret information.

 ideas and values in historical context, not suspending judgment but developing understanding.

                           Reading Quizzes, Weekly Quiz/Essay, Change and Continuity Over Time
                   Week One: Transformation of Europe
                   - Analyze a visual source
                   - Defend whether or not Tsar Peter was right in thinking that military,
                   economic, and political changes were moving Western Europe ahead of
                   other parts of the world.
                   - What were the immediate and long-term consequences of the changes
                   occurring during this time period?
                   - How did those changes affect ordinary men and women?
                   Week Two: Colonial Societies in the Americas
                   - How did the development of European colonies in the Americas alter the
                   natural environment?
                   - What were the most important differences in the political and economic
                   institutions of Spain, Portugal, England, and France?
                   - What role did forced labor play in European colonies?
                   - Socratic Seminar on Spanish treatment of Native Americans.
                   - What were the effects of the spread of pathogens, plants and animals of
                   the Columbian Exchange?
                   Week Three:The Atlantic System and the Americas
                   - How was the Atlantic System formed?
                   - How did participating in it affect Europe, Africa and the Americas?
                   - Compare and contrast sub-Saharan Africa’s contact with Atlantic System
                   and the Islamic world.
                   - Compare and Contrast African and European reactions to the slave
                   - Mapping of the Atlantic World and identifying the changes that occurred
                   during the time period in a COT essay.
                   Week Four: New Contacts in Eurasia
                   - Compare and Contrast land-based and sea-based empires
                   - How did trading patterns change from 1500 to 1750 and what were the
                   causes of those changes?
                   - What role did religion play in political alliances and rivalries and in the
                   formation of states?
                   - What were the main purposes of Peter the Great’s reforms and how

be developed during 2007 - 2008 School Year
Johnson, J. (2002) ―Reading a Picture.‖ World History: Best Practices.
College Board: New York ―The Black Legend‖ by Gregory Cerio
(Newsweek Special Issue)
―A Short Account of the Destruction of the Indies‖ by Bartolome de L as
Arno, J. (2002) ―Who Driving? The Birth of World Trade: Silver in 1571.‖
World History: Best Practices. College Board: New York.
Taking Sides: Clashing Views on Controversial Issues In World
Civilizations Volume 2 (First Edition). The authors of the specific articles
used are Edward L. Dreyer and Dun J. Li.
The Earth and It's Peoples Chapters 18,19,20,21,22 Documents in World
History Vol. 2. Chapters 2,3,16, 15,6,8,9
                                                     Unit 4
                      Modern World: 1750 C.E. - 1914 C.E. (6 weeks)

ping understanding.

                      Reading Quizzes, Weekly Quiz/Essay, Compare and Contrast Essay,
                      Document Based Question Essay, Change and Continuity Over Time
Week 1: The industrial Revolution
- What caused the Industrial revolution?
- Assess characteristics of the industrial revolution in by comparing the
European and Japanese experience
- How did technology change the production system?
- What impact did the industrial revolution have on people and
- Find patterns of demographic changes in by comparing trends from
different regions
- What led to the rise of Western dominance over non western peoples?
Week 2: Social responses to the Industrial Revolution
- What social reactions were caused by the industrial revolution?
- Compare and contrast social responses in different parts of the world
- Why did serfdom and slavery become questioned during this period?
- Compare and contrast slavery vs. waged based labor
- How did the view of women workers change?
Week 3: Independence Movements
- What caused independence movements to be formed?
- Identify patterns of independence movements in Latin America
- Compare revolutions in Europe, the United States and Latin America
- Compare and contrast absolutism and democracy as political systems:
possibilities and limitations
Week 4: Imperialism
- Evaluate imperialism and it’s consequences for Europe, Asia and Africa
- Compare and contrast foreign domination in Asia, Europe and Africa
- What relationship did the British Empire have with Africa and Asia?
- Describe economic ties and political organization
- How were reactions to foreign presence similar or different in the
Ottoman empire, China, India and Japan
- How did cultural and artistic ideas spread into Europe?
Week 5: Labor Movements, Migration and other Movements
- Find patterns that characterize labor movements
- How did women’s participation in society and politics change?
―Legacies of British Rule in India‖ World History: Best Practices. College
Board: New York, pg. 53 The Earth and It's Peoples Chapters
24,25,26,27,28,29 Documents in World History Vol. 2. Chapters 19,
23,31, 29,28, 35
                               Unit 5                             Unit 6
Present and Global World: 1914 C.E. - Present (6 weeks)

Reading Quizzes, Weekly Quiz/Essay, Compare and Contrast Essay,
Document Based Question Essay, Change and Continuity Over Time
Week 1 – World War I and the Russian Revolution
- Which were the causes and effects of WWI?
- Evaluate the impact on the Russian Revolution on different groups of
- Assess WWI & the Crisis of the European Global Order
- Evaluate changes in the political and economic structures and new
political identities
- Compare various struggles and create patterns
Week 2 – Economic Depression and WWII:
- Assess regional economic crisis and evaluate its global impact
- What were the main causes of WWII?
- Why did authoritarian rulers arise?
- Compare and contrast Totalitarian rulership in various regions
- Examine the impact of the Holocaust
- World War II and the aftermath:
- Assess the outcome of WWII
Week 3: The Cold War
- How did the Marshall Plan influence post war relations?
- Compare ideological struggles and new political organizations at a global
- Evaluate the rise of superpowers and nuclear proliferation
- Analyze the division of the world into East and West and cooperation of
Week 4 – Challenges to European dominance
- Assess legacies of European Colonialism and nationalist movements in
former colonies
- Compare and contrast decolonization (India and Africa (British) and
Vietnam (French))
- Compare and contrast revolutions independence struggles in Africa, Asia
and Latin America
- Analyze the development of different economic models as a means to
meet peoples         needs
Week 5: Impact of the global economy:
―Genocide‖, World History: Best Practices. College Board: New York, pg.
85 The Earth and It's Peoples Chapters 30,31,32,33,34,35 Documents in
World History Vol. 2. Chapters 38,60,53, 58,59
Unit 7   Unit 8   Unit 9
Unit 10
                                                                     Unit 1

Unit Name &
                                  The Media: How valid is our news? Students begin to analyze what they
                                  really know about the world around them. Where does their information
                                  come from. Should they trust it? What is the role of media in society?

                                  SS.1.19 Analyze multiple interpretations to reconstruct and reinterpret an
                                  historical or current event. SS.8.10 Understand the interaction and
Enduring Understandings and

                                  interdependence of technology and science with society. SS.5.13
                                  Understand now sociological circumstances influence and individual's
                                  perception of and reaction to the world.

                                  Socratic Seminar: To what extent does the Media influence our actions,

                                  values and beliefs. SMART analysis of a current topic in the news.

                                  Political Cartoon analysis for every week of the unit. Weekly political
                                  cartoon analysis.

                                  What is propaganda? Why do we care? What sources do you trust? Be
                                  able to use the two-source test. SMART
       Key Knowledge and Skills
                              PIRATES analysis of world we live in. Mapping of topics around the world.

Key Learning Activities
                              Comparison of multiple news accounts of specific event. Analyzing
                              propaganda. How to analyze a political cartoon. Practice run of socratic
Resources & Primary Sources

                              World Map. PIRATES Chart. "Thoughts on dialogue" by Daniel Quinn
                              found at
                              "What is propagand and why do we care?" found at
                              http://propaganda.mrdonn.org/techniques.html. "The Media in Time of
                              Crisis" found at http://www.crf-
                              usa.org/Iraqwar_html/iraqwar_factfinders.html. Access to computer lab.
                                  Unit 2

War in Iraq: Students use the war in Iraq as a case study on the role of
media in time of war.

SS1.19 Analyze multiple interpretations to reconstruct and reinterpret a
historical or current event. SS.Understand types of world powers and how
they influence connections and conflicts in the world. SS.2.17 historical
and contemporary examples of conflict and its effects.

Socratic Seminar: How much freedom should the media have in a time of
war? SMART of current event Iraq War. Weekly political cartoon analysis.

How does this war differ from wars of the past? How would it be
similar? How does a leader determine that diplomacy has failed
and it is time to commit troops? Do you think the benefits of war
could outweigh the costs? Why/why not? Review the components
of a news article and lead. Review interviewing strategies,
sources, and ethical concerns involved with general reporting.
Identify the main elements of a news article in selected
examples. Review the fundamentals of the free press; Review
ethical and legal guidelines that govern journalists; Identify
several existing ethical situations in the media today; Articulate
both sides of the ethical debate for each situation
Class view of "Control Room" Analytical repsonse to various quotes from
war time players. Analysis of different articles from beginning day of Iraq
War. Debate Pros and Cons of embedded journalism. Weely political
cartoon analysis

Movie: "The Control Room" found in resource room. "The Decision to Go
To War: Role Play and analysis" found at
"Reporting on the 1st war of 21st Century" found at
y.html. "The Ethics of Embedded Journalists" found at
27.html. "Restrictions on War Coverage Are Necessary" by Karl Tage
Olson and " Restrictions on War Coverage Are Excessive" by The
Committee on Civil Rights from Mass Media: Opposing Viewpoints.
Access to computer lab.
                                 Unit 3
Global Warming: Students take a look at the skeptical and pro arguments
for human blame for global warming.

SS.3.21 Understand they ways that human events have influenced, and
been influenced by physical and human geographic conditions in local,
regional and national, and global settings. SS.3.24 Understand how
social, cultural, and economic factors shape physical and other human
features of places and regions.

Academic Controversey: Is global warming caused by humans? Does it
matter who caused it? Arguments for and against global warming

Form definitions of the greenhouse effect based on prior knowledge, class
discussion, and viewing diagrams.
Participate in group brainstorming sessions and class discussions related
to the impact of the greenhouse effect and global warming.
Analyze global warming diagrams and resources to obtain a clear
understanding of this scientific process.
Hypothesize about the effects of global warming on the climate and the
world's populations.
Conduct research using a variety of primary sources to explore
perspectives in the global warming debate.
Complete a Venn Diagram that compares various points of view on global
warming issues.
Take a position on global warming and support this viewpoint with reasons,
facts, and examples gathered during lesson activities
Create a project that supports their point of view about global warming
Create the best case for their positions. Students thoroughly research the
issue, then organize and frame logical, compelling arguments. Student
Handout 5 can help them take notes.
Present the best case for their positions.
Students present their arguments persuasively. While each side presents,
the other listens and takes notes without speaking, flagging and analyzing
strengths and weaknesses of the arguments.
Engage in open discussion. At this point, students on both sides continue
Informal debate on cause of global warming. Class view of "Inconveniet
Truth" and worksheet. Computer lab research on skeptics point of view.

Movie: "Inconvenient Truth" and worksheet found at
Truth-Sheehan.pdf. "Skeptics and Deniers Chart" found at
                                   Unit 4
Genocide and Violence: Students research the violent world we live and
are asked to stop listening and start reacting.

SS.2.17 Understand historical and contemporary examples of conflict and
its effects. SS.5.12 Understand the cause of stereotyping, conformity and
non-conformity and their impact on individuals and groups. SS.6.33
Participate in activities to strengthen the "common good," based upon
careful evaluation of possible options for citizen action.

Service Learning Project directed an implemented by students on the
genocide now occuring in Darfur (Be creative!)

What is Genocide? Gain an understanding of various genocides that have
taken place during the 20th century.
Learn about recent events in the country of Sudan and efforts to prevent
another genocide
Learn about the role of human rights organizations in calling the attention
of the world to human rights abuses
Explore the legal implications of use of the term "genocide"
Appreciate the role of humanitarian organizations and government aid in
trying to relieve the misery of those caught up in Sudan's war
Learn about efforts to bring to justice those accused of genocide
Explore the recent violence in Sudan using multiple sources, evaluate the
effectiveness of different online resources, assess the argument over
whether Darfur is a conflict or a genocide, and consider the international
response to Darfur and assess possible consequences.
Read and analyze "8 Stages of Genocide" article. Computer lab research
on a genocide of the 20th century. Class discussion on whether or not term
"genocide should be used in Sudan." Evaluate online resources.

"8 Stages of Genocide" article can be found at
http://www.warchild.ca/docs/genocide.pdf Lesson plan "Sudan - efforts to
avert genocide" found at
ocide.html. Lesson plan " Violence in Darfur" found at
                                 Unit 6                                       Unit 7
Nuclear Proliferation: Iran and North Korea: Students deliberate the
pros/cons of nuclear weapons and possible policy solutions.

SS.8.11 Understand that the principal contexts of technological innovation
and scientific research are commercial and military and understand the
implications of these contexts. SS.8.14 Understand social, ethical, moral,
religious, and legal issues that arise from technological and scientific
developments. SS.2.18 Understand how cooperation and conflict influence
political, economic, and social entities.

Socratic Seminar: Nuclear Weapons: What Should Our Policy Be?

Three Policy Options help students think about divergent policy
alternatives on Iran, each driven by different underlying values, each with
merits and trade-offs.                                             What are
the consequences for the United States if North Korea has nuclear
What are the consequences for the world?
Why does North Korea want nuclear weapons?
What role do North Korea's neighbors have in addressing this issue?
What should U.S. policy be toward North Korea? Toward its neighbors?
What role should the United States play in the world today?
Three Policy Options have been framed to help students think about
divergent policy alternatives, each driven by different underlying values,
each with merits and trade-offs.
Role play on policy options for Iran. Deliberating the pros/cons of policy
options for North Korea. Group discussion of all policies.

Lesson Plan "Conflict in Iran: Confronting Policy Alternatives" found at
http://www.choices.edu/resources/twtn_iraq.php Lesson Plan "Nuclear
Weapons and North Korea" found at
http://www.choices.edu/resources/twtn_nk.php Lesson Plan "Nuclear
Weapons: What Should Our Policy Be?" found at
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