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1.    
Unit 1 Religion (Judaism, Christianity, Islam,
Buddhism, Hinduism, Confucianism, Sikhism) (pg. 714 World History Book)

a.    
Informer- Nebraska New State Standards

                                              
i.     12.3.1,
12.3.4, 12.3.6

b.    
Unit Objectives

                                              
i.     The
student will be able to…

1.    
Understand the history of Judaism.

2.    
Identify the sacred text of Judaism.

3.    
Identify the sacred text of Judaism.

4.    
Identify the sacred sites of Judaism.

5.    
Explain how followers of Judaism worship and
celebrate.

6.    
Distinguish between different sects within
Judaism.

7.    
Define monotheism.

8.    
Explain which religion monotheistic religion
came first.

9.    
Understand the history of Christianity.

10. Identify
the sacred text of Christianity.

11. Identify
the sacred sites of Christianity.

12. Explain
how followers of Christianity worship and celebrate.

13. Distinguish
between the different sects within Christianity.

14. Understand
the history of Islam.

15. Identify
the sacred text of Islam.

16. Identify
the sacred sites of Islam.

17. Explain
how followers of Islam worship and celebrate.

18. Distinguish
between the different sects within Islam.

19. Understand
the history of Buddhism.

20. Understand
the history of Buddhism.

21. Identify
the sacred text of Buddhism.

22. Identify
the sacred sites of Buddhism.

23. Explain
how followers of Buddhism worship and celebrate.

24. Distinguish
between the different sects within Buddhism.

25. Understand
the history of Hinduism.

26. Understand
the history of Hinduism.

27. Understand
the history of Hinduism.

28. Identify
the sacred text of Hinduism.

29. Identify
the sacred sites of Hinduism.

30. Explain
how followers of Hinduism worship and celebrate.

31. Distinguish
between the different sects within Hinduism.

c.     
Essential Content Vocabulary

                                              
i.     The
Essential Vocabulary for the Unit is…

1.    
Morals

2.    
Ethics

3.    
Judaism

4.    
Christianity

5.    
Islam

6.    
Buddhism

7.    
Hinduism

8.    
Taoism

9.    
Confucianism

10. Sikhism

11. The
Torah

12. Holocaust


13. The
Bible

14. The
Quran

15. Adi
Granth

16. The
Vedas

17. Tripitaka

18. Dhammapada

19. Yahweh

20. God

21. Jesus
Christ

22. Mohammad

23. Allah


24. Buddha

25. Confucius

26. Reincarnation


27. The
Western Wall

28. Yom
Kippur

29. The
Menorah

30. Hanukkah

31. Dharmachakra

32. Bodh
Gaya

33. Enlightenment

34. Nirvana

35. Christmas

36. Good
Friday

37. Easter

38. Bethlehem

39. “Christ
the Redeemer”

40. Analects

41. Yin-Ynag

42. Qufu

43. Om

44. Ganges

45. Holi

46. Crescent
moon

47. Makkah

48. The
Five Pillars of Islam

49. Ramadan

50. Muslim

51. “Feast
of the Fast”

52. khanda

53. Guru
Granth Sahib

54. Armistart

55. Vaisakhi

56. Animism

57. Atheism

58. Polytheism

59. Secularism

60. Sect


61. Sunni


62. Shi’ite

63. Bias


64. Propaganda


d.    
Significant Student Tasks

                                              
i.     L
to J

                                             
ii.     Separate
Religion Tests

                                           
iii.     Series
of RAFT’s

                                           
iv.     Summative
Religion Test

                                             
v.     Current
Events Discussion

                                           
vi.     Quia

 

2.    
Unit 2 Human Rights (Magna Carta, Petition of
Right, English Bill of Rights, Declaration of Independence, Bill of Rights, Declaration
of the Rights of Man, Geneva Conventions & Universal Declaration of Human
Rights)

a.    
Informer- Nebraska New State Standards

                                              
i.     12.1.1,


b.    
Unit Objectives

                                              
i.     The
student will be able to…

1.    
Understand what Human Rights are.

2.    
Explain the beginnings of Human Rights

3.    
Point out human rights violations throughout
history and today.

4.    
Illustrate, chronologically the order the human
rights documents were written.

5.    
Understand the basics about the Magna Carta.
(i.e. who, what, when, where, why, significance)

6.    
Understand the basics of the Petition of Right.
(i.e. who, what, when, where, why, significance)

7.    
Understand the basics of the Declaration of
Independence. (i.e. who, what, when, where, why, significance)

8.    
Understand the basics of the Bill of Rights.
(i.e. who, what, when, where, why, significance)

9.    
Understand the basics of the Declaration of the
Rights of Man. (i.e. who, what, when, where, why, significance)

10. Understand
the basics of the Geneva Conventions. (i.e. who, what, when, where, why,
significance)

11. Understand
the basics of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. (i.e. who, what, when,
where, why, significance)

12. Recognize
the significance of human rights.

c.     
Essential Content Vocabulary

                                              
i.     The
Essential Vocabulary for the Unit is…

1.    
Human Rights

2.    
Genocide

3.    
Holocaust

4.    
Magna Carta

5.    
Great Charter

6.    
Parliament

7.    
Civil liberties

8.    
Foreign policy

9.    
Domestic policy

10. Martial
Law

11. Petition
of Right

12. Declaration
of Independence

13. Thomas
Jefferson

14. First
Continental Congress

15. Second
Continental Congress

16. American
Revolution

17. Bill
of Rights

18. Constitution

19. “The
Right to Bear Arms”

20. “Cruel
and Unusual”

21. French
Revolution

22. Reign
of Terror

23. Declaration
of the Rights of Man

24. Napoleon
Bonaparte

25. Absolute
monarchy

26. Diplomacy

27. Geneva
Conventions

28. Discrimination

29. Red
Cross

30. Eleanor
Roosevelt

31. Inherent

32. Universal
Declaration of Human Rights

33. Sovereignty


d.    
Significant Student Tasks

                                              
i.     L
to J

                                             
ii.     Separate
Human Rights Tests

                                           
iii.     Summative
Human Rights Test

                                           
iv.     Current
Events Discussion

                                             
v.     Make
Your Own Video

                                           
vi.     Story
of Human Rights video with reflection

                                          
vii.     3-5-page
paper explaining what human rights are and why they’re important.

                                        
viii.    
Quia

3.    
Unit 3 Economics

a.    
Informer- Nebraska New State Standards

                                              
i.     12.2.1,
12.2.2, 12.2.4, 12.2.5, 12.2.10, 12.2.11, 12.2.12

b.    
Unit Objectives

                                              
i.     The
student will be able to…

1.    
Assess how market forces guide the owners of
land, labor, and capital and determine the allocation of wealth in the economy.

2.    
Analyze how economic institutions impact
individuals and groups.

3.    
Assess how private ownership of property is a
basic institution of a market economy.

4.    
Analyze the roles and responsibilities of government
in various economic systems.

5.    
Examine the government’s influence on economic
systems through fiscal policy.

6.    
Evaluate how international trade benefits
individuals, organizations, and nations.

7.    
Determine the difference between Austrian and
Keynesian economics.

8.    
Compare-and-Contrast market economy, mixed
economy, and command economy.

c.     
Essential Content Vocabulary

                                              
i.     The
Essential Vocabulary for the Unit is…

1.    
Economics

2.    
Economy

3.    
Austrian Economics

4.    
Keynesian Economics

5.    
Supply and Demand

6.    
Adam Smith

7.    
Invisible Hand

8.    
Socialism

9.    
Communism

10. Free
market

11. Equilibrium

12. Capital

13. Allocation

14. Corporations

15. Labor
Unions

16. Financial
Institutions

17. Stock
Markets

18. Cooperatives

19. Business
partnerships

20. GDP

21. Unemployment
rate

22. Inflation

23. Gold
Standard

24. Federal
Reserve System

25. Zoning
laws

26. Eminent
domain

27. Homestead
Act

28. Command
economy

29. Mixed
economy

30. Credit


31. Debit

32. Taxes


33. Incentive

34. Deficit

35. Debt

36. Surplus

37. Entitlements

38. Opportunity
cost

39. Black
market

d.    
Significant Student Tasks

                                              
i.     L
to J

                                             
ii.     Summative
Economics Test

                                           
iii.     Make
your own Video

                                           
iv.     60
second adventures in Economics

                                             
v.     Wall
street survivor

                                           
vi.     Current
Events Newscast with Economics

                                          
vii.     Quia

4.    
Unit 4 Systems of Government

a.    
Informer- Nebraska New State Standards

                                              
i.     12.1.1,
12.1.2, 12.4.4

b.    
Unit Objectives

                                              
i.     The
student will be able to…          

1.    
Define Government and the basic powers every
government holds.

2.    
Distinguish between the different kinds of
government.

3.    
Understand that the basis of the United States
government derives from the human rights documents we studied earlier.

4.    
Outline the important elements of the
Constitution

5.    
Understand how the constitution can be changed.

6.    
Understand the basic principles of the
Constitution.

7.    
Defend what the role of government in their
lives is.

c.     
Essential Content Vocabulary

                                              
i.     The
Essential Vocabulary for the Unit is…

1.    
Government

2.    
Public policy

3.    
Legislative power

4.    
Executive power

5.    
Judicial power

6.    
Constitution

7.    
Dictatorship

8.    
State

9.    
Sovereign

10. Compromise

11. Republic

12. Democracy

13. Dictatorship

14. Communism

15. Constitutional
Monarchy

16. Absolute
Monarchy

17. Autocracy

18. Oligarchy

19. Unitary
government

20. Federal
government

21. Presidential
government

22. Parliamentary
government

23. President

24. Prime
minister

25. Vice
president

26. Parliament

27. Checks
and balances

28. Separation
of Powers

29. Federalism

30. Popular
sovereignty

31. Limited
government

32. Judicial
Review

33. Amendments

d.    
Significant Student Tasks

                                              
i.     L
to J

                                             
ii.     System
of Government PowerPoint

                                           
iii.     Quia

                                           
iv.     Summative
Government Test

                                             
v.     “What
is the role of government in your life?” paper

 

5.    
Unit 5 Politics (Republican, Democrat,
Libertarian, and other third parties)

a.    
Informer- Nebraska New State Standards

                                              
i.     12.3.6,
12.1.1, 12.4.4

b.    
Unit Objectives

                                              
i.     The
student will be able to…

1.    
Explain the history of political parties.

2.    
Explain multiple perspective on issues regarding
race, religion, guns, abortion, death penalty, etc based on the Constitutional
reasoning.

3.    
Understand the “typical” Republican stances on
current issues. (i.e. abortion, affirmative action, gun rights, etc)

4.    
Understand the “typical” Democrat stances on
current issues. (i.e. abortion, affirmative action, gun rights, etc)

5.    
Understand the “typical” Libertarian stances on
current issues. (i.e. abortion, affirmative action, gun rights, etc)

6.    
Understand the “typical” third party stance on
current issues. (i.e. abortion, affirmative action, gun rights, etc)

7.    
Determine the difference between Republicans,
Democrats, Libertarians and other third parties.

8.    
Generate a list of democratic and republican
presidents.

c.     
Essential Content Vocabulary

                                              
i.     The
Essential Vocabulary for the Unit is…

1.    
Abortion

2.    
Affirmative action

3.    
Gun rights

4.    
Political Party

5.    
Republican

6.    
Conservative

7.    
Democrat

8.    
Liberal

9.    
Fiscal

10. Social

11. Monetary

12. Debt

13. Deficit


14. Libertarians

15. Death
Penalty

16. First
amendment

17. Second
amendment

18. Third
amendment

19. Fourth
amendment

20. Fifth
amendment

21. Sixth
amendment

22. Seventh
amendment

23. Eighth
amendment

24. Ninth
amendment

25. Tenth
amendment

26. Taxes

27. Social
security

28. Medicaid

29. Medicare

30. Defense
spending

31. Hawk

32. Dove

d.    
Significant Student Tasks

                                              
i.     L
to J

                                             
ii.     Summative
Unit Test

                                           
iii.     Quia

                                           
iv.     “What
political party am I” isidewith.org

                                             
v.     Stances
Paper

6.    
Unit 6 Unresolved Problems of the Modern World
(Epilogue World History), water, energy

a.    
Informer- Nebraska State Standards

                                              
i.     12.4.4,
12.4.5, 12.4.3, 12.4.4

b.    
Unit Objectives

                                              
i.     The
student will be able to…

1.    
Describe how computers have spurred advances in
many fields and allowed people to communicate more quickly.

2.    
List ways that recent technologies have
influenced workplaces and cultures around the world.

3.    
Discuss concerns about the effects of pollution,
including the greenhouse effect and destruction of the ozone layer.

4.    
Describe depletion of natural resources,
including rain forests and water.

5.    
Explore issues raised by energy usage.

6.    
List the natural and human-mad causes of world
hunger.

7.    
Describe advances and difficulties in food
production.

8.    
Discuss solutions to population problems,
including improving economies, limiting population growth, and improving the
status of women.

9.    
Analyze reasons for the worldwide arms trade and
explain how people are trying to restrict it.

10. List
weapons of mass destruction and identify the threats they pose to peace,
security, and human survival.

 

c.     
Essential Content Vocabulary

                                              
i.     The
Essential Vocabulary for the Unit is…

1.    
Mass Media

2.    
Greenhouse Effect

3.    
Sustainable development

4.    
Overpopulation

5.    
Bio-revolution

6.    
Less-developed countries (LCD’s)

7.    
Investment capital

8.    
World Bank

9.    
International Monetary Fund (IMF)

10. Grassroots
development

11. Conventional
arms

12. Bioweapons

13. Big
Oil

14. Desalinization

15.  

d.    
Significant Student Tasks

                                              
i.     L
to J

                                             
ii.     Unit
Test

                                           
iii.     Water
or Energy PowerPoint

                                           
iv.     “An
Inconvenient Truth”

7.    
Unit 7 Debates

a.    
Informer- Nebraska State Standards

                                              
i.     12.1.2,
12.4.4

b.    
Unit Objectives

                                              
i.     The
student will be able to…

1.    
Debate Energy issues.

2.    
Debate Affirmative action.

3.    
Debate Gun Rights.

4.    
Debate Entitlements.

5.    
Debate Death Penalty.

c.     
Essential Content Vocabulary

                                              
i.     The
Essential Vocabulary for the Unit is…

1.    
Coal

2.    
Nuclear Energy

3.    
Nuclear Fusion

4.    
Nuclear Fission

5.    
Affirmative Action

6.    
Gun Lobbies

7.    
NRA

8.    
Medicaid

9.    
Medicare

10. Social
Security

11. Unemployment
Benefits

12. Obamacare

13. 1st
Degree Murder

14. 2nd
Degree Murder

15. 3rd
Degree Murder

d.    
Significant Student Tasks

                                              
i.     L
to J

                                             
ii.     Debate’s
Reflection

8.    
Unit 8 Videos

a.    
Informer- Nebraska State Standards

                                              
i.     12.1.2,
12.4.3, 12.4.4

b.    
Unit Objectives

                                              
i.     The
student will be able to…

1.    
Positively reflect on the struggles of everyday
people fighting for a better life.

c.     
Essential Content Vocabulary

                                              
i.     The
Essential Vocabulary for the Unit is…

1.    
Jenson vs. Eveleth Mines

2.    
Class Action Suit

3.    
Josey Aims

4.    
Sexual Harassment

5.    
Karen Silkwood

6.    
Plutonium

7.    
Fuel Rods

8.    
Atomic Energy Commission

9.    
Norma Rae

10. Labor
Union

11. Minimum
Wage

d.    
Significant Student Tasks

                                              
i.     L
to J

                                             
ii.     North
Country Reflection

                                           
iii.     Silkwood
Reflection

                                           
iv.     Norma
Rae Reflection
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Subjects:Social Studies
Grade Levels:11 - 12
Prerequisites:
Comments:

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Section Information
NVIS ID:4111
Instructor:Kubicek, Mitch
Credit Type:High School
Delivery Mode:Synchronous
Class meets:Full Year 2015-2016 from 8/12/2015 to 5/18/2016 at 1:49 AM-2:38 AM(Central) - MTWRF
Block Schedule:No
Availability:By invitation only
Computer required:No
Proctor required:No
LMS required:No
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Cost:TBD
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