❖ 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.12. Compare the rise and fall of governmental
systems and political developments across the world.
SS.6-8.WGGS.17. Analyze the impact of technological
developments on events, peoples, and cultures across the world.
SS.6-8.WGGS.19. Analyze the use of conflict and/or diplomacy in
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.24. Describe the roles of political, civil, and
economic organizations in shaping people's lives.
SS.6-8.WGGS.26. Examine the origins, purposes, and impact of
laws, treaties, and international agreements.
SS.6-8.WGGS.34. Assess the economies of various nations based
on trade, resources, labor, monetary systems, and other factors.
SS.6-8.WGGS.35. Investigate the impact of global trade policies on
nations and their citizens.
Should the United States have annexed the Philippines?
The Red Baron Scores Two Victories (One Pager 8)
The Sedition Act (One Pager 8)
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