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Education Levels:

  • Grade 6
  • Grade 7
  • Grade 8


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SOC.7.7-4.1: Social Studies

Summarize the economic origins of European imperialism, including the conflicts among European nations as they competed for raw materials and markets and for the establishment of colonies in Africa, Asia, and Oceania.

SOC.7.7-4.2: Social Studies

Use a map to illustrate the geographic extent of European imperialism in various regions, including Africa, Asia, the Middle East, South America, Australia, New Zealand, Siberia, and Canada.

SOC.7.7-4.3: Social Studies

Explain the causes and effects of the Spanish-American War and its reflection of the United States' interest in imperial expansion, including this nation's acquisition of the Philippines, Puerto Rico, and Guam; its temporary occupation of Cuba; and its rise as a world power.

SOC.7.7-4.4: Social Studies

Compare differing views with regard to colonization and the reactions of people under colonial rule in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, including the Zulu War, the Sepoy Rebellion, and the Boxer Rebellion.

SOC.7.7-4.5: Social Studies

Summarize the significant features and explain the causes of Japan's imperial expansion in East Asia, including the defeat of the Russians in the Russo-Japanese War, the reasons for the expansion in Korea and Manchuria, and the rise of Japan as a world power.

SOC.7.7-5.1: Social Studies

Explain the causes and key events of World War I, including the rise of nationalism, ethnic and ideological conflicts in different regions, political and economic rivalries, the human costs of the mechanization of war, the Russian Revolution, and the entry of the United States into the War.

SOC.7.7-5.2: Social Studies

Explain the outcome and effects of World War I, including the conditions and failures of the League of Nations and the Treaty of Versailles and the effects of major treaties on population movement, the international economy, and shifts in borders.

SOC.7.7-5.3: Social Studies

Explain the worldwide depression that took place in the 1930s, including the economic crash of 1929 and political responses to the depression such as the New Deal in the United States, the rise of Nazism in Germany, and the economic retrenchment in Britain.

SOC.7.7-5.4: Social Studies

Summarize aspects of the rise of totalitarian governments in Germany, Italy, Japan, and the Soviet Union, including Fascist aggression and the responses of major powers and the rise of Joseph Stalin.

SOC.7.7-5.5: Social Studies

Explain the causes, key events, and outcomes of World War II, including the German, Italian, and Japanese drives for empire; the role of appeasement and isolationism in Europe and the United States; the major turning points of the war and the principal theaters of conflict; the importance of geographic factors; the roles of political leaders; and the human costs and impact of the war both on civilizations and on soldiers.

SOC.7.7-5.6: Social Studies

Summarize the Holocaust and its impact on European society and Jewish culture, including Nazi policies to eliminate the Jews and other minorities, the "Final Solution," and the war crimes trials at Nuremberg.

SOC.7.7-6.1: Social Studies

Summarize the political and economic transformation of Western and Eastern Europe after World War II, including the significance of the Truman Doctrine, the Marshall Plan, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), the United Nations, the Warsaw Pact, and the European Economic Community (EEC).

SOC.7.7-6.2: Social Studies

Summarize the events of the Cold War, including the Soviet domination of Eastern Europe; the rise of the Communist party in China; the building of the Berlin wall; the economic and political competition for influence in Vietnam and Korea; the Cuban missile crisis; the revolutionary movements in Africa; the development of new military, nuclear, and space technology; and the threat of nuclear annihilation.

SOC.7.7-6.3: Social Studies

Explain the causes and major features of the political and social change that occurred in the Middle East in the post-World War II period, including the role of nationalism, the creation of the state of Israel, and ongoing conflicts in the region.

SOC.7.7-6.4: Social Studies

Compare features of nationalist and independence movements in different regions in the post-World War II period, including Mohandas Gandhi's role in the nonviolence movement for India's independence and the emergence of nationalist movements in African and Asian countries.

SOC.7.7-7.1: Social Studies

Illustrate on a time line the events that contributed to the collapse of the Soviet Union and other communist governments in Europe, including economic failures and the emergence of new leaders.

SOC.7.7-7.2: Social Studies

Explain the significance and impact of the information, technological, and communications revolutions, including the role of television, satellites, computers, and the Internet.

SOC.7.7-7.3: Social Studies

Explain global influences on the environment, including the effects of increases in population, the growth of cities, and efforts by citizens and governments to protect the natural environment.

SOC.7.7-7.4: Social Studies

Summarize global efforts to advance human rights, including the United Nations' adoption and proclamation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the end of colonialism by European nation-states, and the collapse of the apartheid system.

SOC.7.7-7.5: Social Studies

Compare the social, economic, and political opportunities for women in various nations and societies around the world, including those in developing and industrialized nations and within societies dominated by particular religions.

SOC.7.7-7.6: Social Studies

Explain the impact of increasing global economic interdependence in the late twentieth century and the early twenty-first century, including the significance of global communication, labor demands, and migration; the European Economic Community (EEC) and other trade agreements; and the oil crisis of the 1970s.

SOC.7.7-7.7: Social Studies

Summarize the dangers to the natural environment that are posed by population growth, urbanization, and industrialization.
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This resource was reviewed using the Curriki Review rubric and received an overall Curriki Review System rating of 2, as of 2010-05-01.

Component Ratings:

Technical Completeness: 3
Content Accuracy: 2
Appropriate Pedagogy: 2

Reviewer Comments:

This resource is a student handout for researching key events of the Vietnam War. There is a link to a relevant website and a chart that has the events and space for students to write down important information. The resource was submitted as an html document, and could easily be adapted to word if appropriate. The overall format of the assignment is simple and clear and could be used with a variety of topics. In order to supplement the handout, it could be beneficial to do a preview activity in which students brainstorm what they already know about the Vietnam War and then a review activity in which they would have to apply the information they collected on the chart.

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