**Social Studies lessons should include a content standard and a skills standard.

The student will improve skills in historical research and geographical analysis by: 

1a) identifying, analyzing, and interpreting primary and secondary sources to make generalizations about events and life in world history since 1500 A.D. (C.E.); 

1b) using maps, globes, artifacts, and pictures to analyze the physical and cultural landscapes of the world and to interpret the past since 1500 A.D. (C.E.); 

1c) identifying geographic features important to the study of world history since 1500 A.D. (C.E.); 

1d) identifying and comparing political boundaries with the locations of civilizations, empires, and kingdoms from 1500 A.D. (C.E.) to the present; 

1e) analyzing trends in human migration and cultural interaction from 1500 A.D. (C.E.) to the present; 

1f) analyzing the impact of economic forces, including taxation, government spending, trade, resources, and monetary systems, on events from 1500 A.D. (C.E.). 

Quarter 1

Quarter 2

Quarter 3

Quarter 4

Relationship Building
(1 week)

Research and Analysis
(throughout the course)
WHII.1 - Historical Research and Geographical Analysis

World at 1500
(1 week)
WHII.2a - Major States and Empires
WHII.2b - Renaissance
WHII.2c - Major World Religions
WHII.2d - Major Trade Patterns
WHII.2e - Technological and Scientific Exchanges

World Religions
(1 week)
WHII.15a - Major World Religions
WHII.15b - Location of Major World Religions

(2 weeks)
WHII.3a - Reformation Conflicts and Major Figures
WHII.3b - Major Events of the Reformation
WHII.3c - The Printing Press and Changing Values, Traditions, and Philosophies

Age of Discovery
(1.5 weeks)
WHII.4a - Roles and Economic Motivations of Explorers
WHII.4b - Influence of Religion on Exploration
WHII.4c - Migration, Settlement Patterns, Cultural Diffusion, and Social Classes
WHII.4d - Columbian Exchange
WHII.4e,f - Triangular Trade

Regional Civilizations
(2 weeks)
WHII.5a - Location and Development of the Ottoman Empire
WHII.5b - India and the Mughal Empire
WHII.5c - Regional Civilizations East Asia
WHII.5d - Africa and Global Trade
WHII.5e - Commercial Revolution and Mercantilism

Age of Revolutions
(3 weeks)
WHII.6a - Scientific Revolution and its effects
WHII.6b - Age of Absolutism
WHII.6c - English Civil War and Glorious Revolution
WHII.6d - Enlightenment
WHII.6e - French Revolution
WHII.6f - The Age of Reason

Latin America
(2 weeks)
WHII.7a - Latin American Revolutions Colonial System
WHII.7b - Impact of other revolutions on Latin America
WHII.7c - Latin American Revolutionaries
WHII.7d - Monroe Doctrine

European Nationalism
(2 weeks)
WHII.8a - Napoleon and the Congress of Vienna
WHII.8b - Nationalism
WHII.8c,d - Unification of Italy and Germany

(2 weeks)
WHII.9a - Industrial Revolution
WHII.9b - Industrial Revolution Emergence of Capitalism
WHII.9c - Evolution of the nature of work and the labor force

Imperialism & World War I
(3 weeks)
WHII.9d,e - Industrial Revolution and Imperialism
WHII.10a, b - World War I
WHII.10c - Russian Revolution

Interwar Period
(1.5 weeks)
WHII.11a - League of Nations & Mandate System
WHII.11b - Great Depression
WHII.11c - Dictatorial Regimes

World War II
(2 weeks)
WHII.12a - Causes, Major Events, and Leaders of WWII
WHII.12b - Genocides in the twentieth century
WHII.12c - Post WWII Europe and Asia

Late 20th Century
(2.5 weeks)
WHII.13a,b - Cold War and Nuclear weaponry
WHII.13c - Revolutionary movements in eastern Asia
WHII.13d - Major Contributions of Selected World Leaders

Independence Movements
(2.5 weeks)
WHII.14a - Gandhi's Leadership in India
WHII.14b - Africa's achievement of independence
WHII.14c - End of Mandate System and Creation of Middle East States

Contemporary World
(1 week)
WHII.16a - Contemporary Political Issues
WHII.16b - Economic development and global population growth
WHII.16c - Economic Interdependence
WHII.16d - Impact of Terrorism

Review and Assessment for the previous 30 weeks.
(3-6 weeks depending on lost days and SOL schedule)

38 Days 41 Days 52 Days 49 Days
ELL 6-12 Standards