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Era 1 - The Beginnings of Human Society
1.Understands the biological and cultural processes that shaped the earliest human communities
2.Understands the processes that contributed to the emergence of agricultural societies around the world
Era 2 - Early Civilizations and the Rise of Pastoral Peoples, 4000-1000 BCE
3.Understands the major characteristics of civilization and the development of civilizations in Mesopotamia, Egypt, and the Indus Valley
4.Understands how agrarian societies spread and new states emerged in the third and second millennia BCE
5.Understands the political, social, and cultural consequences of population movements and militarization in Eurasia in the second millennium BCE
6.Understands major trends in Eurasia and Africa from 4000 to 1000 BCE
Era 3 - Classical Traditions, Major Religions, and Giant Empires, 1000 BCE-300 CE
7.Understands technological and cultural innovation and change from 1000 to 600 BCE
8.Understands how Aegean civilization emerged and how interrelations developed among peoples of the Eastern Mediterranean and Southwest Asia from 600 to 200 BCE
9.Understand how major religious and large-scale empires arose in the Mediterranean Basin, China, and India from 500 BCE to 300 CE
10.Understands how early agrarian civilizations arose in Mesoamerica
11.Understands major global trends from 1000 BCE to 300 CE
Era 4 - Expanding Zones of Exchange and Encounter, 300-1000 CE
12.Understands the Imperial crises and their aftermath in various regions from 300 to 700 CE
13.Understands the causes and consequences of the development of Islamic civilization between the 7th and 10th centuries
14.Understands major developments in East Asia and Southeast Asia in the era of the Tang Dynasty from 600 to 900 CE
15.Understands the political, social, and cultural redefinitions in Europe from 500 to 1000 CE
16.Understands the development of agricultural societies and new states in tropical Africa and Oceania
17.Understands the rise of centers of civilization in Mesoamerica and Andean South America in the 1st millennium CE
18.Understands major global trends from 300 to 1000 CE
Era 5 - Intensified Hemispheric Interactions 1000-1500 CE
19.Understands the maturation of an interregional system of communication, trade, and cultural exchange during a period of Chinese economic power and Islamic expansion
20.Understands the redefinition of European society and culture from 1000 to 1300 CE
21.Understands the rise of the Mongol Empire and its consequences for Eurasian peoples from 1200 to 1350
22.Understands the growth of states, towns, and trade in Sub-Saharan Africa between the 11th and 15th centuries
23.Understands patterns of crisis and recovery in Afro-Eurasia between 1300 and 1450
24.Understands the expansion of states and civilizations in the Americas between 1000 and 1500
25.Understands major global trends from 1000 to 1500 CE
Era 6 - Global Expansion and Encounter, 1450-1770
26.Understands how the transoceanic interlinking of all major regions of the world between 1450 and 1600 led to global transformations
27.Understands how European society experienced political, economic, and cultural transformations in an age of global intercommunication between 1450 and 1750
28.Understands how large territorial empires dominated much of Eurasia between the 16th and 18th centuries
29.Understands the economic, political, and cultural interrelations among peoples of Africa, Europe, and the Americas between 1500 and 1750
30.Understands transformations in Asian societies in the era of European expansion
31.Understands major global trends from 1450 to 1770
Era 7 - An Age of Revolutions, 1750-1914
32.Understands the causes and consequences of political revolutions in the late 18th and early 19th centuries
33.Understands the causes and consequences of the agricultural and industrial revolutions from 1700 to 1850
34.Understands how Eurasian societies were transformed in an era of global trade and the emergence of European power from 1750 to 1870
35.Understands patterns of nationalism, state-building, and social reform in Europe and the Americas from 1830 to 1914
36.Understands patterns of global change in the era of Western military and economic dominance from 1800 to 1914
37.Understand major global trends from 1750 to 1914
Era 8 - A Half-Century of Crisis and Achievement, 1900-1945
38.Understands reform, revolution, and social change in the world economy of the early 20th century
39.Understands the causes and global consequences of World War I
40.Understands the search for peace and stability throughout the world in the 1920s and 1930s
41.Understands the causes and global consequences of World War II
42.Understands major global trends from 1900 to the end of World War II
Era 9 - The 20th Century Since 1945: Promises and Paradoxes
43.Understands how post-World War II reconstruction occurred, new international power relations took shape, and colonial empires broke up
44.Understands the search for community, stability, and peace in an interdependent world
45.Understands major global trends since World War II
World History Across the Eras
46.Understands long-term changes and recurring patterns in world history