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“Back in Time” A Time Traveler's Journal
In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, European countries competed to establish colonies in Africa and Asia. Raw materials needed for their growing industries were extracted from the colonies. Imperialism resulted in the spread of Western values (e.g., religion, customs, ways of governing).

Dramatic differences in viewpoints existed between the European colonizers and those they colonized. Different viewpoints between these two groups included the extension of Western cultural practices vs. loss of traditions and modernization vs. breakup of past institutions.

Advances in technology during this time period improved lives through an increase in the availability and variety of consumer goods (e.g., appliances, synthetic fabrics, plastics).

Following World War I, the Treaty of Versailles forever changed the political and social organizations of Europe. Its harsh terms for the defeated countries caused anger and created a climate for retribution. It also contributed to a worldwide depression.

The decline of the Ottoman Empire and Armenian calls for political reform led to persecution of Armenians in the late 1800s. Growing Turkish nationalism, religious conflict and wartime circumstances led to organized killings and forced migrations of Armenians during World War I.

When the Nazi Party came to power in Germany, it capitalized on long-standing anti-Semitic feelings to institutionalize discrimination against Jews (e.g., Nuremberg Laws). The government’s Final Solution resulted in the mass murder of Jews. Other groups of people (e.g., Gypsies, Slavs, disabled) also were murdered as part of the Holocaust.

 
I can:
  • Understand that historical events provide opportunities to examine alternative courses of action.

  • Utilize primary and secondary sources of information, which includes an examination of the credibility of each source.

  • Identify examples of multiple causation and long- and short term causal relationships with respect to historical events.

  • Analyze the relationship between historical events taking into consideration cause, effect, sequence and correlation.

  • Describe how imperialism involved land acquisition, extraction of raw materials, the spread of Western values and maintenance of political control.

  • Describe how the consequences of imperialism were viewed differently by the colonizers and the colonized.

  • Select examples of advancements in technology, communication and transportation and explain how some have improved lives and others have had negative consequences.

  • Explain how militarism, imperialism, nationalism and alliances were causes of World War I.

  • Explain how the consequences of World War I and the worldwide depression set the stage for the Russian Revolution, the rise of totalitarianism, aggressive Axis expansion and the policy of appeasement, which, in turn, led to World War II.

  • Explain how and why oppression and discrimination resulted in the Armenian Genocide during World War I and the Holocaust, the state-sponsored mass murder of Jews and other groups, during World War II.

Tech Skills:
  • Navigate websites

  • Utilize keyboarding and mouse skills

  • Select objects and paste them into another location.

  • Select an object to resize for proper proportions

  • Drag and drop objects and text depending on the needs of the product

  • Highlight text and copy and paste it into another location.

  • Properly cite and utilize web images, and connected to content

  • Utilize Google Slides to create.

  • Publish and share a digital creation

Materials and Resources:

Assignment Document:
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1g_2-_cXK0B36DWu5rA4JTZ594e_-inr_MoPzgsfiVYE/edit?usp=sharing

 

 

 

Grade Level:
  • 9th-12th Grade
Subject Area:
  • Modern World History
Procedure:

At the completion of Ohio Modern World History Standards 10-16, student should be assigned this culmination project which will allow them to demonstrate their mastery of the content in a performance based manner.

 

Activity 1

Students will map out the focus of their time travel journal.

  1. Determine topics

  2. Gather primary sources with citations

  3. Draft journal text for each entry

 

 

Activity 2

Students will incorporate all captured content and original writings to a Google Slides document.

  • Once completed, student will share final product with teacher.
Standards:

Ohio Modern World History

  • 10. Imperial expansion had political, economic and social roots.

  • 11. Imperialism involved land acquisition, extraction of raw materials, spread of Western values and maintenance of political control.

  • 12. The consequences of imperialism were viewed differently by the colonizers and the colonized

  • 13. Advances in technology, communication and transportation improved lives, but also had negative consequences

  • 14. The causes of World War I included militarism, imperialism, nationalism and alliances

  • 15. The consequences of World War I and the worldwide depression set the stage for the Russian Revolution, the rise of totalitarianism, aggressive Axis expansion and the policy of appeasement, which in turn led to World War II.

  • 16. Oppression and discrimination resulted in the Armenian Genocide during World War I and the Holocaust, the state-sponsored mass murder of Jews and other groups, during World War II.

Supplementary Resources:

Course materials utilized throughout the time this standards were initially taught

 

 

*Content Standards information derived from:           
https://education.ohio.gov/getattachment/Topics/Academic-Content-Standards/Social-Studies/High-School_Modern-World-History_Model-Curriculum_April2014.pdf.aspx

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