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Unit 6 Georgia Standards of Excellence
SSWH17 Demonstrate an understanding of long-term causes of World War I and its global impact.
a. Identify causes of the war, include: nationalism, entangling alliances, militarism, and imperialism.
b. Describe conditions on the war front for soldiers, include: new technology and war tactics.
c. Explain the major decisions made in the Versailles Treaty, include: German reparations and the mandate system that replaced Ottoman control.
d. Analyze the destabilization of Europe in the collapse of the great empires.
SSWH18 Examine the major political and economic factors that shaped world societies between World War I and World War II.
a. Determine the causes and results of the Russian Revolution from the rise of the Bolsheviks under Lenin to Stalin’s first Five Year Plan.
b. Describe the rise of fascism in Europe and Asia by comparing the policies of Benito Mussolini in Italy, Adolf Hitler in Germany, and Hirohito in Japan.
c. Describe the nature of totalitarianism and the police state that existed in the Soviet Union, Germany, and Italy and how they differ from authoritarian governments.
d. Explain the aggression and conflict leading to World War II in Europe and Asia; include the Italian invasion of Ethiopia, the Spanish Civil War, the Rape of Nanjing in China, and the German violation of the Treaty of Versailles.
SSWH19 Demonstrate an understanding of the global political, economic, and social impact of World War II.
a. Describe the major conflicts and outcomes, include: North African, Pacific, and European theatres.
b. Identify Nazi ideology and policies that led to the Holocaust and its consequences.
c. Analyze the impact of the military and diplomatic negotiations between the leaders of Great Britain, the Soviet Union, and the United States.
d. Explain Post-World War II policies and plans for economic recovery, include: the Marshall Plan for Europe, MacArthur’s plan for Japan, and the formation of the United Nations, NATO, and the Warsaw Pact.
SSWH20 Demonstrate an understanding of the global social, economic, and political impact of the Cold War and decolonization from 1945 to 1989.
a. Explain the arms race, include: development of nuclear weapons, and efforts to limit the spread of nuclear weapons.
b. Describe the formation of the state of Israel and the Arab-Israeli Conflict.
c. Analyze the rise of nationalism and the revolutionary movements in Asia (i.e. India and China) and Africa.
d. Analyze opposition movements to existing political systems, include: anti-apartheid, Tienanmen Square, and the fall of the Berlin Wall.
SSWH21 Examine change and continuity in the world since the 1960s.
a. Identify ethnic conflicts and new nationalism, include: Pan-Africanism, Pan-Arabism, and the conflicts in Bosnia-Herzegovina and Rwanda.
b. Describe the reforms of Khrushchev and Gorbachev and the breakup of the Soviet Union in 1991 that produced independent countries.
c. Analyze terrorism as a form of warfare in the contemporary world.
d. Examine the rise of women as major world leaders, include: Golda Meir, Indira Gandhi, and Margaret Thatcher.
SSWH22 Analyze globalization in the contemporary world.
a. Describe the cultural and intellectual integration of countries into the world economy through the development of television, satellites, and computers.
b. Analyze global economic and political connections; include multinational corporations, the United Nations, OPEC, and the World Trade Organization.
c. Explain how governments cooperate through treaties and organizations to minimize the negative effects of human actions on the environment.