Unit 4 Part 2 Essential Questions and Enduring Understandings
This unit will focus on Nationalism and the age of transition where countries are coming "into their own" and forming their own identities and cultures. We will see how cultures mix and form and the origins of culture still establishing and enforcing their will on new cultures. It is an interesting period of time where we won't focus on one particular location, but all over the world. I hope students will start to understand the sense of pride and identity that is tied to themselves and part of their core.
- What causes people to care about their countries of origin?
- How do politics effect the daily lives of people?
- Why is independence valued?
- How do dynasties gain and maintain control?
- Why do cultures value traditions more heavily in some places than others?
- Explain how the ideas of nationalism and liberalism spread in the 19th century, and how they affected France, among other nations.
- Identify changes in eastern Europe throughout the 1800s, and explore the nature of Russia's involvement with the Ottoman Empire.
- Describe how Enlightenment thought developed in Europe and North America and led to independence in much of colonial Latin America.
- Discuss how the Qing Dynasty affected life in China and identify key characteristics of the Tokugawa Shogunate of Japan.
- Explore the societies of Africa and how contact with Europeans changed the African societies.
- Describe the impact of colonization on Australia, New Zealand, Southeast Asia, and the Pacific Islands, and discuss the diverse cultures of those regions.