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Topic: Rise of nation-states  

Geography

 Standard 13.  Understands the forces of cooperation and conflict that shape the divisions of Earth's surface
  Level III (Grade 6-8)
   Benchmark 3.Understands the various factors involved in the development of nation-states (e.g., competition for territory and resources, desire for self-rule, nationalism, history of domination by powerful countries)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands competition for territory as a factor involved in the development of nation-states
     2.Understands competition for resources as a factor involved in the development of nation-states
     3.Understands the desire for self-rule as a factor involved in the development of nation-states
     4.Understands nationalism as a factor involved in the development of nation-states

World History

 Standard 20.  Understands the redefinition of European society and culture from 1000 to 1300 CE
  Level IV (Grade 9-12)
   Benchmark 2.Understands the development of English government and its legal and political system (e.g., the Magna Carta and its tenets of the rule of the law and constitutional liberties; the structural differences, powers of, and participants in the representative governmental bodies of the English Parliament and French Estates-General)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     2.Understands the development of the English political system
     4.Understands the structural differences in the representative governmental bodies of the English Parliament and French Estates General
     5.Understands the powers of the representative governmental bodies of the English Parliament and French Estates General
     6.Knows the participants in the representative governmental bodies of the English Parliament and French Estates General
 Standard 27.  Understands how European society experienced political, economic, and cultural transformations in an age of global intercommunication between 1450 and 1750
  Level II (Grade 5-6)
   Benchmark 3.Understands the English civil war and the Revolution of 1688 (e.g., how these events affected government, religion, economy, and society in England; how the English Revolution influenced political institutions and attitudes in the English colonies and the outbreak of the American Revolution; new freedoms granted to the English people after 1688)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands the English civil war
     2.Understands the Revolution of 1688
     3.Understands how the English Civil War affected government, religion, economy, and society in England
     4.Understands how the Reformation affected government, religion, economy, and society in England
     5.Understands how the English Revolution influenced political institutions and attitudes in the English colonies and the outbreak of the American Revolution
     6.Knows new freedoms granted to the English people after 1688
 Standard 30.  Understands transformations in Asian societies in the era of European expansion
  Level IV (Grade 9-12)
   Benchmark 9.Understands how the unification of Japan and the centralization of feudalism under Tokugawa rule compared to the rise of nation states in early modern Europe
    Knowledge/skill statements
     2.Understands events in the rise of nation states in early modern Europe
 Standard 34.  Understands how Eurasian societies were transformed in an era of global trade and the emergence of European power from 1750 to 1870
  Level II (Grade 5-6)
   Benchmark 6.Understands events and ideas that led to the modernization of Japan (e.g., the internal and external causes of the Meiji Restoration; the goals and policies of the Meiji state, and the impact of these upon Japan's modernization; what Commodore Matthew Perry accomplished in Japan in the 1850s and what his voyage meant for the Japanese)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands events that led to the modernization of Japan
     2.Understands ideas that led to the modernization of Japan
     3.Know the internal causes of the Meiji Restoration
     4.Knows the external causes of the Meiji Restoration
     5.Knows the goals and policies of the Meiji state
     6.Understands the impact of the goals and policies of the Meiji state upon Japan’s modernization
     7.Understands what Commodore Matthew Perry accomplished in Japan in the 1850s and what his voyage meant for the Japanese
  Level IV (Grade 9-12)
   Benchmark 11.Understands social conditions and change in Meiji Japan (e.g., the nature of living conditions for factory workers, aspects of education and social change, comparisons between the Meiji restoration and the French and American revolutions, the meaning and significance of various Meiji slogans)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands social conditions in Meiji Japan
     2.Understands social change in Meiji Japan
     4.Understands aspects of education and social change in Meiji Japan
     5.Understands comparisons between the Meiji restoration and the French and American revolutions
     6.Knows the meaning and significance of various Meiji slogans
 Standard 35.  Understands patterns of nationalism, state-building, and social reform in Europe and the Americas from 1830 to 1914
  Level II (Grade 5-6)
   Benchmark 1.Understands the emergence of nationalist movements in Italy and Germany (e.g., the major leaders of unification and nationalism in Italy and Germany, and why these movements succeeded; the appeal of Garibaldi's nationalist Redshirts to Italians)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands the emergence of nationalist movements in Italy
     2.Understands the emergence of nationalist movements in Germany
     3.Knows the major leaders of unification and nationalism in Italy
     4.Knows the major leaders of unification and nationalism in Germany
     5.Understands why movements of unification and nationalism succeeded in Italy and Germany
     6.Understands the appeal of Garibaldi’s nationalist Redshirts to Italians
   Benchmark 4.Understands the political and social changes in 19th-century Latin America (e.g., where democracy failed and succeeded in Latin American nations after independence was achieved, how geography possibly influenced nation-building in Latin America, the class system in Latin America and its racial core)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands the political changes in 19th century Latin America
     2.Understands the social changes in 19th century Latin America
     3.Knows where democracy failed in Latin American nations after independence was achieved
     4.Knows where democracy succeeded in Latin American nations after independence was achieved
     5.Understands how geography possibly influenced nation building in Latin America
  Level III (Grade 7-8)
   Benchmark 1.Understands the ideas that influenced the nationalist movements (e.g., major characteristics of 19th-century European nationalism, and connections between nationalist ideology, the French Revolution, Romanticism, and liberal reform movements; the extent to which Garibaldi reflected 19th-century Romanticism; the purpose of Bismarck's "Blood and Iron" speech, and previous attempts at unification to which he refers; the chronology of significant events in the unifications of Italy and Germany)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows major characteristics of 19th century European nationalism
     2.Understands connections between nationalist ideology, the French Revolution, Romanticism, and liberal reform movements
     3.Understands the extent to which Garibaldi reflected 19th century Romanticism
     4.Knows the purpose of Bismarck‚Äôs "Blood and Iron" speech, and previous attempts at unification to which he refers
     5.Knows the chronology of significant events in the unification of Italy
     6.Knows the chronology of significant events in the unification of Germany
   Benchmark 5.Understands expansion and nation-building in the United States and Canada in the 19th century (e.g., the factors that contributed to nation-building in Canada; the territorial expansions of the United States in the 19th century, how new territories were acquired, and from whom)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands expansion and nation building in the United States in the 19th century
     2.Understands expansion and nation building in Canada in the 19th century
     3.Knows the factors that contributed to nation building in Canada
     4.Knows the territorial expansions of the United States in the 19th century
     5.Understands how the United States acquired new territories and from whom
  Level IV (Grade 9-12)
   Benchmark 2.Understands the role of nationalism in conflicts within different nations (e.g., how nationalism fostered tension and conflict in the Austro-Hungarian and Ottoman Empires, the importance of Greek nationalists' and Europeans' roles in the struggle for Greek independence from the Ottomans)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands how nationalism fostered tension and conflict in the Austro Hungarian Empire
     2.Understands how nationalism fostered tension and conflict in the Ottoman Empire
     3.Understands the importance of Greek nationalists’ and Europeans’ roles in the struggle for Greek independence from the Ottomans
 Standard 40.  Understands the search for peace and stability throughout the world in the 1920s and 1930s
  Level III (Grade 7-8)
   Benchmark 2.Understands internal shifts in the political conditions of China and Japan in the 1920s and 1930s (e.g., the factors that influenced the struggle for dominance in China between the Kuomintang and the Communist Party, how militarism and fascism derailed parliamentary democracy in Japan)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands internal shifts in the political conditions of China in the 1920s and 1930s
     2.Understands internal shifts in the political conditions of Japan in the 1920s and 1930s
     3.Understands the factors that influenced the struggle for dominance in China between the Kuomintang and the Communist Party
     4.Understands how militarism derailed parliamentary democracy in Japan
     5.Understands how fascism derailed parliamentary democracy in Japan
  Level IV (Grade 9-12)
   Benchmark 8.Understands post-World War I shifts in geographic and political borders in Europe and the Middle East (e.g., how the postwar borders in Southern Europe and the Middle East were created, including influence of local opinion, prewar "spheres of influence," long-and short-term interests; how Ataturk worked to modernize Turkey, how Turkish society and international society responded)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands post-World War I shifts in geographic borders in Europe
     2.Understands post-World War I shifts in political borders in Europe
     3.Understands post-World War I shifts in geographic borders in the Middle East
     4.Understands post-World War I shifts in political borders in the Middle East
     5.Understands how the postwar borders in Southern Europe were created
     6.Understands how the postwar borders in the Middle East were created
     7.Understands the influence of local opinion on postwar borders
     8.Understands the prewar "spheres of influence"
     9.Understands the long term interests in postwar borders
     10.Understands the short term interests in postwar borders
     11.Understands how Ataturk worked to modernize Turkey
     12.Understands how Turkish society responded to modernization
     13.Understands how international society responded to Turkey’s modernization
 Standard 45.  Understands major global trends since World War II
  Level III (Grade 7-8)
   Benchmark 1.Understands the changing configuration of political boundaries in the world since 1900 and connections between nationalist ideology and the proliferation of sovereign states
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands the changing configuration of political boundaries in the world since 1900
     2.Understands connections between nationalist ideology and the proliferation of sovereign states
 Standard 46.  Understands long-term changes and recurring patterns in world history
  Level III (Grade 7-8)
   Benchmark 3.Understands the development of the nation-state and how nation-states differ from empires or other forms of political organization
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands the development of the nation state
     2.Understands how nation states differ from empires or other forms of political organization