❖ What should be the role of the U.S. in global relations?
❖ Why do inequalities and oppression exist and how should it be addressed?
❖ How do cultural and physical geography shape decision-making?
❖ How can political and social power be limited or expanded?
❖ How does history shape identity?
❖ How do resources affect cooperation and conflict?
Content Theme Standards
SS.6-8.WGGS.14. Describe the factors that shape identity,
including institutions, religion, language, social class, geography,
culture, and society.
SS.6-8.WGGS.16. Investigate cultural developments within and
across human societies with attention to belief systems,
philosophies, ideologies, and the arts.
SS.6-8.WGGS.17. Analyze the impact of technological
developments on events, peoples, and cultures across the world.
SS.6-8.WGGS.20. Explore instances of oppression in the modern
world as well as individual and group resistance movements for
social justice which have developed in response.
SS.6-8.WGGS.22. Discuss the contributions of racially and
ethnically diverse leaders to the advancement of communities and
nations around the world.
SS.6-8.WGGS.24. Describe the roles of political, civil, and
economic organizations in shaping people's lives.
SS.6-8.WGGS.27. Utilize and construct maps, charts, and other
geographic representations to explain and analyze regional,
environmental, and cultural characteristics in various places around
SS.6-8.WGGS.28. Explain how changes in transportation,
communication, and technology influence the movement of people,
goods and ideas.
SS.6-8.WGGS.29. Explain how global changes in population
distribution patterns affect changes in land use in particular areas.
SS.6-8.WGGS.31. Analyze and explain the cultural, physical, and
environmental characteristics of places and regions and how these
affected the lives of the people who lived there.
SS.6-8.WGGS.32. Explain how supply and demand, costs and
competition influence market prices, wages, social, and
SS.6-8.WGGS.34. Assess the economies of various nations based
on trade, resources, labor, monetary systems, and other factors.
The Philanthropy of Andrew Carnegie: Did it make him a hero? (2, 4)
Progressivism: Where will you put your million dollars? (2, 4)
Robber barons or captains of industry? (Seminar Discussion 4, 6)
The Jungle (Close Read 2)
Hyphenated Americanism (Close Read 2)
Declaration of Sentiments (Close Read 2)
Why was the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire of 1911 a disaster of epic proportions and how did it create changes in law? (DBQ 4, 6)
Indian Boarding Schools: Tools of Forced Assimilation? (DBQ and Controversial Issue 6, 7, 10)
Women's Suffrage (Textbook Lesson 4, 6)
Were Industrialists Good for America? (Discussion Lesson 8, 9)
The Homestead Strike (Close Read 2) (Seminar Discussion 4, 6)
Albert Parsons (SAC)
Pullman Strike (Close Read 2)
Political Bosses (Close Read 2)
Jacob Riis (DBQ 2, 4)
Settlement House (SAC 2, 6, 7, 9)
Japanese Segregation in San Francisco (DBQ 2, 4)
Booker T Washington v. W.E.B. Dubois (DBQ 4, 6)
Background On Woman Suffrage (Discussion 7, 9)
Anti-Suffragists (Close Read 2)
The Gilded Age: Is Greed Good? (2, 4, 6, 7, 10, 11)
Code-Switching to Assimilate