In the previous unit, students examined the many intellectual, social, and political revolutions that transitioned the global community towards the modern world. In this unit industrialization, and the economic and social revolutions which resulted, will be examined from its origins, it’s political and social implications, and it’s global impact. Through the lens of three particular themes, Revolution, Power and Authority, and Economics, students will engage with concepts vital to understanding the modern world. These include proletarianization, urbanization, economic liberalism, capitalism, utilitarianism, socialism, Communism, progressivism, and Imperialism.
Skilled based instruction will continue to reinforce the previous units’ focuses of gathering specific and relevant explicit and implicit evidence from historical sources, as well as emphasizing effective strategies for organizing that evidence into a thoughtfully structured piece of writing. In addition, students will be introduced to the basic structural approach that will be expected in all social studies classes moving forward, is aligned with the CCSS, and is modeled after the College Board’s expectations for Advanced Placement History Courses. Within that structure, instruction will emphasize sophisticated approaches to introducing the thesis of an essay, organizing and presenting evidence, and concluding an essay in a manner that resonates with the reader.
Complete CCSS & C3 aligned unit plan.
CCSS & C2 aligned formative assessment (British Industrial Revolution) and summative assessment/performance task (Imperialism DBQ w/ SAT style reading assessment).
Industrialization vocabulary sort.
CCSS & C3 aligned Imperialism research presentation w/ rubrics.