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Unit 3: Expanding Regional Interactions In a Global Age


Essential
Question How did expanding regional interactions lead to global change?

The big
picture
I can explain how scarcity and belief systems facilitated and impeded
exploration.
I can describe how feudal Europe developed into nation-states.
I can compare European thought and technology before and after the
Knowledge Scientific Revolution.
Targets I can compare regional development of a variety of cultures in the
Americas.
What I need I can describe the methods Spanish conquistadors used and their effects in
to know Latin America.
I can describe the Columbian Exchange.
I can compare the treatment of slaves in Africa and Muslim lands with
slaves in the Americas.
I can describe what motivated European involvement in Africa.
I can explain the development of absolutism and its impact on the
acquisition and loss of power in Europe.
I can explain the development of parliamentary government in England.
I can describe the effect of the Enlightenment on political thought.
I can describe the causes and results of the French Revolution.
I can define the following terms in relation to the topics of this unit:
Absolutism
Bondage
Columbian Exchange
Diaspora
Edict
Enlightenment
Facilitate
Hegemony
Heretic
Impede
Indulgence
Middle Passage
Purgatory
Secular
Tennis Court Oaths
Theocracy
Vernacular
World view

I can analyze political, religious, and scientific changes in Europe to


determine that regions ability to initiate global change.

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Reasoning I can analyze the causes, beliefs, and impacts of the Protestant Reformation.
Targets I can analyze the regional and global consequences of religious conflicts.
I can evaluate the influence of mercantilism and capitalism on interregional
What I can relationships.
do with I can evaluate the impact of the African slave trade on Africa, Europe,
what I know Southwest Asia, and the Americas.
I can assess the effect of Enlightenment thought on independence
movements in Europe and the Americas.
I can analyze the effect of Enlightenment thought on independence
movements in Latin America and the Caribbean.
I can determine the factors that facilitated and impeded exploration in the
Skill 15th Century.
Targets I can determine the origins and motivations of the African slave trade
I can determine factors relating to the acquisition and loss of power.
What I can I can analyze personal experiences of the Middle Passage.
demonstrate I can analyze multiple primary sources.
I can determine the impact of the French Revolution and the Napoleonic
Empire on European thought and institutions.
I can respond to the essential question, How did expanding regional
Product interactions lead to global change? in the context of topics addressed
Targets during the unit.
I can cite a variety examples and details to support my explanation of the
What I can causal relationship between regional interactions and global change in the
make to following topics:
show my o Absolutism
learning o Political and religious thought
o Interregional trade
o Revolution
I can create one of the following products to address the essential question:
o Explanatory essay
o Graphic organizer
o Infographic
o Digital presentation
o Documentary
I can present my position in a thoughtful and organized manner.

Rubric

Score Criteria
4 I can respond to the essential question, How did expanding regional
interactions lead to global change? in the context of and beyond the following
topics addressed during the unit.
o Absolutism
o Political and religious thought
o Interregional trade
o Revolution

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I can cite ample examples and details to support my explanation of the causal
relationship between regional interactions and global change.
I can present my position in a thoughtful and organized manner, drawing
connections between regional interactions and global change and the
contemporary world.
3 I can respond to the essential question, How did expanding regional
interactions lead to global change? in the context of the following topics
addressed during the unit.
o Absolutism
o Political and religious thought
o Interregional trade
o Revolution
I can cite a variety of examples and details to support my explanation of the
causal relationship between regional interactions and global change.
I can present my position in a thoughtful and organized manner.
2 I can respond to the essential question, How did expanding regional
interactions lead to global change? in the context of at least three of the
following topics addressed during the unit.
o Absolutism
o Political and religious thought
o Interregional trade
o Revolution
I can cite some examples to support my explanation. However, they may be too
general to fully show the causal relationship between regional interactions and
global change.
I can present my position in an organized manner.
1 I attempt to respond to the essential question, How did expanding regional
interactions lead to global change? in the context of at least two of the
following topics addressed during the unit.
o Absolutism
o Political and religious thought
o Interregional trade
o Revolution
I can cite a few examples and details to support my explanation. However, they
may be too general and/or contain historical inaccuracies that undermine my
explanation.
My explanation my lack clear organization, making it difficult to clearly show
the causal relationship between regional interactions and global change.

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