Social Studies - 2019-20

WHII.5a - European Empires

The student will apply social science skills to understand the political, cultural, geographic, and economic conditions in Europe and Russia from about 1500 A.D. (C.E.) to about 1800 A.D. (C.E.) by

a) locating European nations and their empires in time and place and identifying major geographic features of Europe;


Adopted: 2015

BIG IDEAS

UNDERSTANDING THE STANDARD

Between about 1500 A.D. (C.E.) and about 1800 A.D. (C.E.), European nations developed empires that extended throughout Europe and the world.

Major geographic features of Europe helped to shape these empires and included land and water features.


ESSENTIALS

European nations and their empires from about 1500 A.D. (C.E.) to about 1800 A.D. (C.E.)

 British Empire

 Spanish Empire

 French Empire

 Dutch Empire

 Portuguese Empire

 Hapsburg Empire

 Russia

 Prussia


Major geographic features of Europe

 Alps

 Ural Mountains

 Black Sea

 Mediterranean Sea

 English Channel

 Iberian Peninsula

 Balkan Peninsula


KEY VOCABULARY

Updated: Jun 01, 2018