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Central High Social Studies Inquiry Resources: Modern World History

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Student Goals

Part One:

Select one human rights issue to explore at the end of each unit.

Unit 4—Industrialism/Imperialism

Unit 5—World Wars (I & II)

Unit 6—Modern World

To be completed at the end of each unit:

Students will use the information they have gathered to craft a short written response based on the Primary Source Document Information Page.  The written response should include a summary of the issue, a compare/contrast of the points of view in the documents, and a comparison of the issue during the time period studied and present day.

Part Two:

Use the information gathered to craft their research papers.  Papers should have a clear introduction, body, and conclusion and must include a bibliography. Papers must include the following:

Essential Question:  What has motivated human rights change over the last 200 years?

  1. A brief summary of the human rights issues and POVs for each time period studied
  2. Explain the motivations that you see behind the POVs from the 3 units (religion, economy, family values, political ties, etc.)
  3. How do you think these motivations will affect human rights in the future?

If time allows, students can present their learning to classmates or other audience through videos, visual presentations, oral presentations, musical recordings, poetry, dramatic works, etc. in small or large groups.

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