Skills (to be incorporated into instruction throughout the academic year)
Identify, analyze, and interpret primary and secondary sources to make generalizations about events and life in world history.
Use maps, globes, artifacts, and pictures to analyze the physical and cultural landscapes of the world and to interpret the past.
Identify and compare contemporary political boundaries with the location of civilizations, empires, and kingdoms.
Analyze trends in human migration and cultural interaction.
Explain that the Industrial Revolution began in England and spread to the rest of Western Europe and the United States.
Explain that with the Industrial Revolution came an increased demand for raw materials from the Americas, Asia, and Africa.
Explain that advancements in technology produced the Industrial Revolution, while advancements in science and medicine altered the lives of people living in the new industrial cities. Cultural changes soon followed.
Explain how the Industrial Revolution produced changes in culture and society.
Summarize the Industrial Revolution, using the following information as a guide:
Originated in England because of her natural resources (e.g., coal, iron ore) and the invention and improvement of the steam engine
Summarize the rise of labor unions, using the following information as a guide:
Encouraged worker-organized strikes to demand increased wages and improved working conditions
Lobbied for laws to improve the lives of workers, including women and children
Wanted workers’ rights and collective bargaining between labor and management
Explain that industrial nations in Europe needed natural resources and markets to expand their economies.
Explain that nationalism motivated European nations to compete for colonial possessions. European economic, military, and political power forced colonized countries to trade on European terms. Industrially produced goods flooded colonial markets and displaced their traditional industries. Colonized peoples resisted European domination and responded in diverse ways to Western influences.
Explain that European nations competed to control Africa and Asia to secure their own economic and political success.
Describe the following forms of imperialism:
Spheres of influence
Explain that imperialism spread economic, political, and social philosophies of Europe throughout the world.
Explain that resistance to imperialism took many forms, including armed conflict and intellectual movements.
Summarize imperialism in Africa and Asia, using the following information as a guide: