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World History & Geography Syllabus

Trimester A

Unit 1: Age of Revolution (1750-1850)

Students will compare and contrast the Glorious Revolution of England, the American Revolution, the SpanishAmerican

Wars of Independence, the French Revolution and their enduring effects on political expectations for self


and individual liberty. (3 weeks)


Unit 2: Industrial Revolution (1750-1914)

Students will analyze the emergence and effects of the Industrial Revolution in England, France, Germany, Japan,

and the United States. (3 weeks)

*Individual Project: Research an invention from 17501910.

Create a poster displaying your findings and explain

how that invention impacted industry, society, and economies. Prepare to present to the class. Materials needed

include small poster board and method of research.


Unit 3: Unification and Imperialism (1850-1914)

Students will analyze patterns of global change in the era of 19th century European imperialism. Students will

describe the independence struggles of the colonized regions of the world redistribution, armed revolution, and

cultural clashes. (2 weeks)


Unit 4: World War I (1914-1930s)

Students will analyze the causes and course of World War I and along with the longterm

economic and political

effects. Students will describe the various causes and consequences of the global depression of the 1930s and

analyze how governments responded to the Great Depression. (4 weeks)

Trimester B

Unit 4: World War II (1920-1945)

Students analyze the rise of Fascism after World War I. Students will also analyze the causes and course of World

War II along with the longterm

military, economic, and political effects of World War II. (4 weeks)


Unit 5: The Cold War (1945-1989)

Students will explain the causes, major events, and global consequences of the Cold War. Students analyze major

developments in Africa, Asia, Europe, and Latin America since World War II. (4 weeks)

*Individual Project: Choose and research one aspect of the Cold War era. Include key details such as locations,

leaders, and impact on international relations. Students have the freedom to present their findings in any form.

Resources needed are dependent upon method of presentation.


Unit 6: Contemporary World (since 1989)

Students analyze the major developments and globalization in the world since the end of the Cold War.

(4 weeks)

*Projects and materials needed are subject to change.







Course Description:


 Students will examine the allocation of scarce resources and the economic reasoning used by government agencies and by people as consumers, producers, savers, investors, workers, and voters. Key elements of the course include the study of scarcity, supply and demand, market structures, the role of government, national income determination, money and the role of financial institutions, economic stabilization, and trade. Students will examine the key economic philosophies and economists who have influenced the economies around the world in the past and present. Informational text and primary sources will play an instrumental part of the study of economics where it is appropriate.


Scarcity and Economic Reasoning (2 Weeks)

Students will understand that productive resources are limited; therefore, people cannot have all the goods and services they want. As a result, they must choose some things and give up others.

State Standards- E.1-E.10

Supply and Demand (2Weels)

 Students will understand the role that supply and demand, prices, and profits play in determining production and distribution in a market economy.

State Standards- E.11- E.22


Market Structures (2Weeks)

Students will understand the organization and role of business firms and analyze the various types of market structures in the United States economy.

State Standards- E.23- E.32


Business Project (Group project on a created business) Students will be given a handout with all the guidelines and a Rubric for this project. Materials are at the discretion of the students.


The Role of Government (2 Weeks)

The student will understand the roles of government in a market economy are the provision of public goods and services, redistribution of income, protection of property rights, and resolution of market failures.


State Standards- E.33- E.42


National Economic Performance, Money and the Role of Financial Institutions (2Weeks)

 Students will understand the role of money and financial institutions in a market economy. Students will also understand the means by which economic performance is measured.


State Standards- E.43-E.53


Trade (2 Weeks)

Students will understand why individuals, businesses, and governments trade goods and services and how trade affects the economies of the world.

State Standards- E.54- E.61


End of Course Paper- Students will pick a country and give an overview of their economic system. Students will be given a handout along with a Rubric for this paper.



Material List for Economics Class

1. Three Ring Binder With Lose Paper or Spiral Notebook with Folders

2. Pen (Blue or Black Ink Only) or Pencil




Coach Boldin
U.S. Government and Civics
Course Description: Students will study the purposes, principles, and practices of American
government as established by the Constitution. Students are expected to understand their
rights and responsibilities as citizens and how to exercise these rights and responsibilities in
local, state, and national government. Students will learn the structure and processes of the
government of the state of Tennessee and various local governments. The reading of primary
source documents is a key feature of United States Government and Civics standards.
Principles and Branches of the United States Government (2 Weeks)
Students will explain the fundamental principles and moral values of the American government
as expressed in the Constitution and other essential documents of American federalism.
Students will also analyze the unique roles and responsibilities of the three branches of
government as established by the Constitution.
State Standards‐ GC.1 ‐14
The Supreme Court, the Constitution and Federal Power (2 Weeks)
Students summarize landmark United States Supreme Court interpretations of the Constitution
and its amendments. Students will analyze the scope and function of federal power.
State Standards‐ GC. 15‐ 24
Elections, the Political Process and the Influence of Media (2 Weeks)
Students evaluate issues regarding campaigns for national, state, and local elective offices.
Students will also evaluate the influence of the media on American political life.
State Standards‐GC. 25‐ 34
Fundamentals of a Free Society including Rights and Responsibilities of Citizens (2 Weeks)
Students will evaluate the scope and limits of rights and obligations as democratic citizens, the
relationships among them, and how they are secured. Students will evaluate the fundamental
values and principles of civil society, their interdependence, and the meaning and importance
of those values and principles for a free society.
State Standards‐ GC.35‐ 45
Civil Rights, the Federal Government and the Economy (2 Weeks)
Students will analyze the development and evolution of civil rights for women and minorities
and how these advances were made possible by expanding rights under the Constitution.
Students will also analyze the influence of the federal government on the American economy.
State Standards‐ GC.46‐53
Tennessee State and Local Government (2 Weeks)
Students identify and explain the structure and functions of government at the state and local
levels in Tennessee.
State Standards‐ GV.54‐64

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