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Topic: European, American, and Japanese imperial expansion 

World History

 Standard 36.  Understands patterns of global change in the era of Western military and economic dominance from 1800 to 1914
  Level II (Grade 5-6)
   Benchmark 3.Understands factors that contributed to European imperialist expansion between 1850 and 1914 (e.g., advances in transportation, medicine, and weaponry that helped European imperial expansion in the late 19th century)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows advances in transportation that helped European imperial expansion in the late 19th century
     2.Knows advances in medicine that helped European imperial expansion in the late 19th century
     3.Knows advances in weaponry that helped European imperial expansion in the late 19th century
  Level III (Grade 7-8)
   Benchmark 3.Understands European motives and ideology that justified extending imperial power into African and Asian countries (e.g., the motives that impelled several European powers to undertake imperial expansion against peoples of Africa, Southeast Asia, and China; achievements of Cecil Rhodes and his motives and goals in the "scramble for Africa")
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands European motives that justified extending imperial power into African and Asian countries
     2.Understands European ideology that justified extending imperial power into African and Asian countries
     3.Knows the motives that impelled several European powers to undertake imperial expansion against peoples of Africa, Southeast Asia, and China
     4.Knows the achievements of Cecil Rhodes
     5.Knows Cecil Rhode’s motives and goals in the "scramble for Africa"
   Benchmark 4.Knows the causes and course of the Spanish-American War, and how this related to U.S. participation in Western imperial expansion
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows the causes of the Spanish American War
     2.Knows the course of the Spanish American War
     3.Understands how the Spanish-American War related to U.S. participation in Western imperial expansion
   Benchmark 5.Understands the extent of British rule in India, and British reaction to Indian nationalism (e.g., the economic and political impact of British rule on India in the 19th century; the social, economic, and intellectual sources of Indian nationalism; the British reaction to Indian nationalism; the causes of the Uprising of 1857)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands the extent of British rule in India
     2.Understands the British reaction to Indian nationalism
     3.Understands the political impact of British rule on India in the 19th century
     4.Understands the economic impact of British rule on India in the 19th century
     5.Knows the social, economic, and intellectual sources of Indian nationalism
     6.Knows the causes of the Uprising of 1857
  Level IV (Grade 9-12)
   Benchmark 3.Understands the influence of European imperial expansion on political and social facets of African and Indian society (e.g., ideas of Social Darwinism and scientific racism in 19th-century Europe and how these encouraged European imperial expansion in Africa and Asia; the major chain of events in Europe and Africa that led to the "scramble" for African territory, and the role of particular African governments or peoples in the partition of Africa by the Europeans; the impact of European expansion on legal, familial, and gender relations in Indian and African village life)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands the influence of European imperial expansion on political facets of African society
     2.Understands the influence of European imperial expansion on social facets of African society
     3.Understands the influence of European imperial expansion on political facets of Indian society
     4.Understands the influence of European imperial expansion on social facets of Indian society
     5.Understands ideas of Social Darwinism and scientific racism in 19th century Europe and how these encouraged European imperial expansion in Africa and Asia
     6.Knows the major chain of events in Europe and Africa that led to the "scramble" for African territory
     7.Understands the role of particular African governments or peoples in the partition of Africa by the Europeans
     8.Understands the impact of European expansion on legal, familial, and gender relations in Indian village life
     9.Understands the impact of European expansion on legal, familial, and gender relations in African village life
   Benchmark 4.Understands the effects of the Sino-Japanese War, the Russo-Japanese War, and the colonization of Korea on Japan's status as a world power, and how Japan justified its imperial expansion
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands the effects of the Sino Japanese War on Japan’s status as a world power
     2.Understands the effects of the Russo Japanese War on Japan’s status as a world power
     3.Understands the effects of the colonization of Korea on Japan’s status as a world power
     4.Understands how Japan justified its imperial expansion
   Benchmark 9.Understands the advantages and disadvantages of imperialism (e.g., the chief benefits and costs of the introduction of new political institutions, and advances in communication, technology, and medicine to countries under European imperialist rule; how medical advances, steam power, and military technology were used in European imperialism)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands the advantages of 19th century imperialism
     2.Understands the disadvantages of 19th century imperialism
     3.Understands the chief benefits and costs of the introduction of new political institutions to countries under European imperialist rule
     4.Understands the chief benefits and costs of the advances in communication, technology, and medicine to countries under European imperialist rule
     5.Understands how medical advances, steam power, and military technology were used in European imperialism
   Benchmark 10.Knows the locations, history, and source of funding of major national and international rail lines in Africa and Eurasia constructed in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, and understands the benefits they provided to imperial powers and indigenous economies
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows the locations of major national and international rail lines in Africa and Eurasia constructed in the late 19th and early 20th centuries
     2.Knows the history of major national and international rail lines in Africa and Eurasia constructed in the late 19th and early 20th centuries
     3.Knows the source of funding of major national and international rail lines in Africa and Eurasia constructed in the late 19th and early 20th centuries
     4.Understands the benefits major national and international rail lines provided to imperial powers and indigenous economies
   Benchmark 11.Understands the European intellectual justifications for imperialism (e.g., the French notion of mission civilisatrice, the German concept of Kultur, and British imperialism as reflected in Rudyard Kipling's White Man's Burden)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands how the French notion of mission civilisatrice was used to justify imperialism
     2.Understands how the German concept of Kultur was used to justify imperialism
     3.Understands British imperialism and its intellectual justification as reflected in Rudyard Kipling’s White Man’s Burden
   Benchmark 12.Knows the causes and impact of the Indian Uprising of 1857 (e.g., British imposed religious policies, the participants in the uprising, the varied reactions to the revolt on the part of Sikhs, Hindus, Muslims, and Indian royalty who had made alliances with the East India Company)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows the causes of the Indian Uprising of 1857
     2.Knows the impact of the Indian Uprising of 1857
     3.Understands how British imposed religious policies led to the Indian Uprising of 1857
     4.Knows the participants in the Indian Uprising of 1857
     5.Knows the varied reactions to the Indian Uprising of 1857 on the part of Sikhs, Hindus, Muslims, and Indian royalty who had made alliances with the East India Company
   Benchmark 13.Understands significant political events in 20th-century China (e.g., reasons for initial Chinese imperial support for the Boxer Rebellion, the major achievements of Sun Yatsen, the role overseas Chinese played in the 1911 revolution)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows reasons for initial Chinese imperial support for the Boxer Rebellion
     2.Knows the major achievements of Sun Yatsen
     3.Knows the role overseas Chinese played in the 1911 revolution
 Standard 37.  Understand major global trends from 1750 to 1914
  Level III (Grade 7-8)
   Benchmark 3.Understands major changes in world political boundaries during this era (e.g., why a few European states achieved extensive military, political, and economic power in the world)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands why a few European states achieved extensive military, political, and economic power in the world between 1750 and 1914