World History Standards - Nevada
Content Standard H1.0 - People, Cultures, and Civilizations - Students understand the development, characteristics, and interaction of people, cultures, societies,
religion and ideas.
- H1.[9-12].9 Explain how trade causes cultural diffusion.
- H1.[9-12].10 Compare and contrast the characteristics of dominant
- H1.[9-12].11 Analyze how and why the five major religions gained new
adherents in various parts of the world.
Renaissance, Reformation & the Enlightenment
- H1.[9-12].12 Examine the impact of scientific, technological,
mathematical, cultural, and artistic developments of the Renaissance
on societies around the world.
- H1.[9-12].13 Explain the causes of the Reformation and its effects in
Europe and the Americas.
- H1.[9-12].14 Identify the influence of the Enlightenment on the
Western World, i.e., philosophy, science, fine arts, government, and
Content Standard H2.0 - Nation Building and Development - Students understand the people, events, ideas, and conflicts that lead to the evolution of nations,
empires, distinctive cultures, and political and economic ideas.
- H2.[9-12].16 Examine the roles of nationalism,
religion in the building and development of nations.
- H2.[9-12].17 Describe the rise of commercial trading centers and
their effects on social, political, and economic institutions around
- H2.[9-12].18 Explain the development of monarchies and their
effects on centralized government, commerce and trade, and
- H2.[9-12].19 Explain how Greek and Roman civilizations
influenced the development of democratic and republican
governments in modern societies.
- H2.[9-12].20 Analyze the development of the nation state and
explain how nation states differ from empires or other forms of
World War I & World War II
- H2.[9-12].21 Explain why and how global power shifts took place
after World War I and World War II.
- H2.[9-12].22 Explain how the break-up of the Soviet Union and
other Eastern European communist governments led to the
formation of new nations.
Contemporary Global Issues
- H2.[9-12].23 Explain the objectives of various independence
movements and analyze the political factors that contributed to the
change of a nation.
- H2.[9-12].24 Discuss examples of contemporary ethnic conflicts
and explain how those conflicts have changed nations.
- H2.[9-12].25 Discuss major reasons for tensions and conflicts in
the contemporary world and efforts that have been made to address
Content Standard H3.0 - Social Responsibility & Change - Students understand how social ideas and individual action lead to social, political, economic, and
The Modern World
- H3.[9-12].12 Analyze how post-World War II science and
technology augmented United States economic strength, transformed
daily life, and influenced the world economy and politics.
- H3.[9-12].13 Analyze major news events and their impact at the
local, state, national, and world levels.
- H3.[9-12].14 Compare and contrast racial segregation in the United
States with other racial and social policies, i.e., apartheid in South
- H3.[9-12].15 Explain the impact of the five major world religions on
the world's political and social fabric.
- H3.[9-12].16 Analyze the responses of individuals to restrictive social
and political systems.
- H3.[9-12].17 Analyze how ideals and institutions of freedom,
equality, justice, and citizenship have changed.
- H3.[9-12].18 Evaluate the worldwide implications of advancements in
nuclear, electronic, and computer and medical technologies.
- H3.[9-12].19 Explain how literature, music, and art are ways people
voice protest or support, and prompt social change.
- H3.[9-12].20 Determine the causes and consequences of genocidal
conflicts, i.e., the Holocaust, Armenia, Bosnia, Rwanda, and Darfur.
- H3.[9-12].21 Analyze the causes, consequences, and moral
implications of ethnic conflicts around the world.
- H3.[9-12].22 Explain the changing role of race,
class, and gender.
- H3.[9-12].23 Explain how literature, music, media, and the visual arts
affect social change.
- H3.[9-12].24 Examine the ideals and institutions of freedom,
equality, justice, and citizenship, and explain how they have changed.
- H3.[9-12].25 Understand how border disputes reflected and
influenced peoples' conceptions of identity.
Content Standard H4.0 - International Relationships & Power - Students understand the interaction and interdependence of nations around the world. Students
understand the impact of economics, politics, religion, and culture on international relationships.
Imperialism & the World Wars
- H4.[9-12].11 Explain the impact of imperialism and
colonial rule on African,
Asian, and South American peoples and the resulting independence
movements in Africa, Asia, and South America.
- H4.[9-12].12 Describe the causes and effects of the Russian Revolution, i.e.,
Marxism, Leninism, and Bolshevism.
- H4.[9-12].13 Discuss the causes, characteristics, and consequences of
European and Japanese imperialism prior to World War II.
- H4.[9-12].14 Analyze the causes, course, and effects of World War I and
World War II on the world.
The Cold War
- H4.[9-12].15 Describe the significance of the breakup of the USSR and the
influence of the international and economic factors that contributed to the end of
the Cold War.
- H4.[9-12].16 Examine the decline of colonial rule and the development of
- H4.[9-12].17 Describe the rise of totalitarian societies in Europe, Asia, and
- H4.[9-12].18 Explain the impact of world commerce on the relationships
between developed and
- H4.[9-12].19 Describe the contributions of the social, political, and economic
characteristics of modern Latin American, African, Chinese, Indian, and
Contemporary Global Issues
- H4.[9-12].20 Describe tensions in contemporary Islamic countries over
reconciling traditional and Western influences.
- H4.[9-12].21 Analyze the political and religious factors that contribute to the
instability in the Middle East.
- H4.[9-12].22 Describe how political and economic alliances affect peoples and
- H4.[9-12].23 Describe how global issues such as human rights, the
environment, regional conflicts, and health issues affect nations differently.
- H4.[9-12].24 Analyze how the contemporary political climate has changed
personal and national security within and among nations.