Social Studies

Social Studies (X) - Bridging World History (X) - World Geography & Cultures (X)

Family and Household (2004)

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What does the study of families and households tell us about our global past?

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Family and Household

Early Belief Systems (2004)

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How did people begin to understand themselves in relation to the natural world and to the unseen realms beyond, and how was religion a community experience?

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Early Belief Systems

Human Migrations (2004)

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How did the many paths of human migration people the planet? From their origins on the African continent, humans have spread across the globe. This unit explores how and why early humans moved across Africa, Eurasia, and the Americas, based on recent studies in archaeology and linguistics.

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Human Migrations

Maps, Time, and World History (2004)

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What tools do world historians use in the study of history? This unit begins the study of world history by examining its use of geographical and chronological frameworks: how they have shaped the understanding of world history and been used to chart the past.

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Maps, Time, and World History

Connections Across Land (2004)

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How were land-based trade routes conduits of both commerce and culture? The Eurasian Silk Roads, the trans-Saharan Gold Roads, and the Meso-American Turquoise Roads trace the transmission of commodities, religions, and diseases, as well as the movements of people.

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Connections Across Land

Connections Across Water (2004)

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How were water routes used as conduits of expansion and trade? The traders of the Indian Ocean, the early Mississippians, and the Norsemen carried death and disease, skills and technologies, philosophies and religion down rivers and across oceans.

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Connections Across Water

Early Empires (2004)

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What makes an "empire"? Through the Mongol empire, the Mali empire, and the Inka empire, this unit examines the construction of empires, their administrative structures, legitimating ideologies, and the environmental and technological conditions that shaped them.

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Early Empires

Global Popular Culture (2004)

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What are the sounds and sights of an emerging global culture? From World Cup soccer to Coca Cola, modern icons reflect the intertwined cultural, political, and commercial dimensions of globalization.

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Global Popular Culture

World History and Identity (2004)

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How have global forces redefined both individual and group identity in the modern world? This unit examines the transnational identity that emerged from the Chinese diaspora, and compares it to a newly re-defined national Chechen identity forged through war with Russia.

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World History and Identity