Utah Core Standards
UT.III. World Studies: Students will understand how revolutions have had an impact on the modern world.
III.B. When people think of revolution, most of us think of armed conflict. World history has multiple examples of revolutionary times and revolutionary ideas and movements, but the era from 1750 to 1914 provides several strong examples of change in different arenas. The technological and economic impact of the industrial revolution meshed with the rise of new political ideologies and the rise of European dominance. The global forces of revolution created changes that still resonate to this day.
III.2: Analyze the impact of selected revolutions.
III.2.a. Identify representative people from selected revolutions (e.g. Napoleon, Martin Luther, James Watt, Isaac Newton, Madame Curie, Anton Van Leeuwenhoek).
UT.IV. World Studies: Students will understand current global issues and their rights and responsibilities in the interconnected world.
IV.B. The modern world has witnessed incredible change in global trade, the spread of democracy, the influence of technology, an increase in environmental awareness and advances in human knowledge. The 20th century saw two world wars, the rise of competing economic systems, and unprecedented technological change. Against the backdrop of the modern world there are many opinions regarding the civic responsibilities humans have to one another.
IV.1. Analyze how major world events of the 20th century affect the world today.
IV.1.a. Identify key events, ideas, and leaders of the 20th century (e.g. World War I, World War II, the Cold War, the Korean and Vietnamese conflicts, dynamic Asian economies).
IV.1.b. Describe the impact of these events on the world today.
IV.2: Explore current global issues facing the modern world and identify potential solutions.
IV.2.a. Investigate pressing issues facing the world today (e.g. environmental, pollution, political turmoil, hunger, poverty, genocide, famine, natural disasters, child labor).
IV.2.b. Identify potential solutions to pressing issues.
IV.2.c. Identify individuals and groups making positive changes in the world today and support these choices with evidence.
UT.CC.RH.6-8. Reading Standards for Literacy in History/Social Studies
Craft and Structure
RH.6-8.5. Describe how a text presents information (e.g., sequentially, comparatively, causally).
Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity
RH.6-8.10. By the end of grade 8, read and comprehend history/social studies texts in the grades 6-8 text complexity band independently and proficiently.