Academic Standard: Grade Level or Course

World History and Geography: The Industrial Revolution to the Contemporary World
Initiative: 
Tennessee State Standards
Set: 
Social Studies (2014-2019)
Type: 
Grade Level or Course — Course
Code: 
W
Grade range: 
No grade range
Groupings:
Educational Division = Secondary Education

<p><strong>Content Strands:</strong> Many academic standards for social studies courses are categorized into <em>content strands</em> as indicated by letter codes. (C=Culture, E=Economics, G=Geography, H=History, P=Politics/Government, TN=Tennessee)</p>

Students will study the rise of the nation state in Europe, the French Revolution, and the economic and political roots of the modern world. They will examine the origins and consequences of the Industrial Revolution, nineteenth century political reform in Western Europe, and imperialism in Africa, Asia, and South America. They will explain the causes and consequences of the great military and economic events of the past century, including the World Wars, the Great Depression, the Cold War, and the Russian and Chinese Revolutions. Finally, students will study the rise of nationalism and the continuing persistence of political, ethnic, and religious conflict in many parts of the world. Relevant Tennessee connections will be part of the curriculum, as well as appropriate primary source documents. Students will explore geographic influences on history, with attention given to political boundaries that developed with the evolution of nations from 1750 to the present and the subsequent human geographic issues that dominate the global community. Additionally, students will study aspects of technical geography such as GPS and GIS, and how these innovations continuously impact geopolitics in the contemporary world.
 
Elements within this Grade Level or Course
 
Subject
 
Age of Revolution 1750-1850
 
Industrial Revolution 1750-1914
 
Unification and Imperialism 1850-1914
 
World Wars 1914-1945
 
Cold War 1945-1989
 
Contemporary World Since 1989