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I. RISE OF DEMOCRATIC IDEALS

Compare Judeo-Christian and Greco-Roman views of law, and the individual.

Understand how Plato and Aristotle influenced the development of Western thought.

Analyze the influence of the U.S. Constitution on political systems in the contemporary world.

Compare and contrast the underlying principles of the Glorious Revolution in England, the American Revolution, and the French Revolution.

Investigate democratic movements and thought in the nations of Africa, Asia, and Latin America.

V. TOTALITARIANISM

Understand the rise of totalitarian governments after World War I and explain the practices that resulted in consolidation of power and the loss of basic freedoms.

II. INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION

Explain the importance of the Industrial Revolution and its impact on individuals and on social, political, and economic systems.

VI. WORLD WAR II CAUSES & CONSEQUENCES

Analyze how the results of World War I and the German economy led to the rise of Fascism, World War II, and the Holocaust.

Analyze the immediate and underlying causes of World War II and its consequences (the Cold War, nuclear arms race, etc.).

III. RISE OF IMPERIALISM & COLONIALIAM

Understand and appreciate the histories and traditions of people prior to colonization in at least two of the following regions and countries: Africa, Southeast Asia, China, India, Latin America and the Phillipines.

Analyze the impact of imperialism and colonization on these same two countries or regions.

VII. INTERNTIONAL DEVELOPMENTS IN
POST WORLD WAR II PERIOD

Understand the impact of the Holocaust on world opinion and the formation of Israel.

Trace the growth of Communism through Eastern Europe, Asia, Latin America, and other areas of the world. Examine the various views explaining the collapse of communism in

IV. WORLD WAR I AND ITS CONSEQUENCES

Compare and contrast pre-war culture and institutions with post-war culture and institutions.

Analyze the underlying and immediate causes of World War I and explain its consequences.

VIII. NATIONALISM

Analyze instances of nationalism in the contemporary world by investigating and comparing nations that gained their independence I after World War II.

Particular attention should be paid to two of the following: the Middle East, Africa, Mexico and other parts of Latin America, or China.


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