1. Overview of Unit 2

Essential Question(s):
  1. How do political and economic systems develop, organize, grow, and collapse?
  2. How did immigrants to new lands influence the population patterns, culture, and economics of different regions?
  3. How does cultural diffusion enhance or hinder the advancement of a society?
  4. How did the Atlantic, Industrial, Communication, and Transportation Revolutions impact existing social structures (governments, economies, cultures)?
Learning Target(s):
  1. Define revolution and describe the attributes of a revolution.
  2. Identify four of the six factors that influenced revolutions.
  3. Record evidence of the six factors that influenced revolutions.
  4. Generate relevant questions for further inquiry into the period and factors that influenced cultural exchange.
  5. Analyze a chart on population growth and extrapolate the causes and effects of the population growth.
Activity #1:
  1. Create the graphic organizer below.
  2. Brainstorm about the attributes (qualities or characteristics).
  3. Be prepared to share your thoughts with the class.
Activity #2:
  1. Create a graphic organizer like the one below.
  2. During the presentation, you will be expected to complete the chart.
  3. Students will share their chart information with their group. After sharing, the group will be called upon to share one factor's evidence and questions with the class.

 Six Factors that Influenced Revolutions

 Evidence of How These Factors Influenced Revolutions

 Questions You Have About the Evidence or Revolutions

Tremendous Global Population Growth    
Rise of Industrialization    
Use of Energy Resources    
Rise in Global Communication & Transportation    
Rise of Democratic Ideals    
Rise of New Empires    
Reflection Questions:
  1. What were the factors that brought about the tremendous population growth? Separate the factors into two categories: Push Factors (factors that force people to leave) and Pull Factors (factors that draw people to a new place). If there were factors that would not fit into either of these categories, create a new category.
  2. What is industrialization? What factors led to rise of industrialization from the 1700's to early 1900's?
  3. How did the development of fossil fuels revolutionize the world?
  4. Recently, there has been a great deal of debate about the use of fossil fuels and green energy alternatives. Give an argument for the continued use of fossil fuel energy and one argument against the use of fossil fuels.
  5. How did the improvements in communication and transportation revolutionize the world?
  6. Identify three (3) democratic ideas. How might these ideas bring about a revolution?
  7. How did the rise of European empires affect the countries they colonized?
Document-Based Questions:
Upon completion of the reflection questions, each student will read the document and respond to the questions.
  • Declaring A Revolution - When you get to "World History Classroom Journal," look under "Unit 3- An Age of Revolutions" to find this document.
Activity 1 Assessment -
  • 2 points for each attribute @ 8 characteristics = 16 points available
    • Points are determined by effort, participation, and work.
Activity 2 Assessment -
  • 2 points per chart blank @ 12 blanks = 24 points available
    • Points are determined by evidence of thoughts and details.
Reflection Questions -
  • 5 points per reflection question @ 7 questions = 35 points available
    • Points are determined by accuracy and evidence of thought and details.
Document-Based Questions & Reflections -
  • Individual student response - 5 points per part @ 2 parts = 10 points available
  • Individual student reflection - 10 points available
    • Points are determined by accuracy and evidencce of thought and details.
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