Sunday, January 07, 2007

WH Unit 7 World Wars and Revolution Ch. 27 WW I and Its Aftermath Sec. 1 The Stage Is Set

WH Unit 7 World Wars and Revolution Ch. 27 WW I and Its Aftermath Sec. 1 The Stage Is Set

Read #1-5, [p. references are to the former textbook pp. 690-691.]

Chapter 27 World War I and Its Aftermath

Caption, p. 693

Section1 The Stage Is Set

Caption, p. 695
Parallels, p. 696
Vocabulary, p. 694

Lesson Plan Focus

After a century of relative peace in Europe, many felt optimistic about the future. However, aggressive nationalism, economic and imperial rivalries, militarism, and other forces pushed Europe toward war. By forming alliances to protect themselves, countries actually made war more likely.

In-class Instruct

Use the boldface heading to construct an outline. Identify the major causes of international tension in the early 1900s. Under each major cause, leave space to fill in supporting details. Write specific examples and supporting details under the appropriate head.


Review the outline and rank the causes of international tension from the most significant to the least significant.

Section 1 Review #1-5
Extra Credit #6-7

WH, Chapter 26 Section 5 Impact of Imperialism

WH, Chapter 26 Section 5 Impact of Imperialism

Guide for Reading (p. references are to the former textbook, Questions, p. 678)
Cause & Effect Chart, p. 679
Caption, p. 681

1. Lesson Plan Focus
The Age of Imperialism produced a global economy in which industrialized nations provided machine-made goods, investment capital, and technology, and the rest of the world provided agricultural produce, natural resources, and cheap labor. The influence of Western culture was both disruptive and beneficial to traditional cultures. Meanwhile, competition for colonies threatened to embroil the leading powers in a major war.

2. In-class Instruct: Imperialism Concept Chart:

Construct a concept chart illustrating the impact of imperialism. The chart should show the effects of imperialism on both the colonies and the Western powers that ruled them. First, draw the skeleton of the concept chart. At the center, in a circle or box, write “Impact of Imperialism.” Draw several lines leading away from the central box or circle. Label a circle or box at the end of the line with each of the following categories.

International Relations

Write out additional lines from each of the concepts or branches and write in specific effects that pertain to each category.

3. Close
Write generalizations about the impact of imperialism.

Section 5 Review
Extra Credit

WH, Ch. 26 Sec. 4 Economic Imperialism in Latin America

WH, Chapter 26 Section 4 Economic Imperialism in Latin America

Guide for Reading (Questions), [p. references to former textbook, p. 673]
Economic dependence

Caption, p. 673
Parallels, p. 675
Map, p. 676

Lesson Plan Focus

Social conflicts, economic dependence, rule by caudillos, and the legacy of colonialism posed serious problems for Latin America. The economy of the region became dependent on industrial countries for investment, technology, and manufactured goods. The U.S. used its political and military power to gain significant influence in the region.

In-class Instruct

Outline the general problems that hindered the development of Latin America. Make reference to political problems, economic problems, social problems, the effects of past colonialism, and the influence of the U.S. Use Mexico as a case study. Find specific examples in Mexican history of the general problems that are cited in outline form.


Students should be able to describe a problem that Latin American nations faced in the 1800s. Mexico is the best test case.

Section 4 Review
Extra Credit #6-7

WH, Self-quiz for Extra Credit, World War I and the Russian Revolution (1914–1924)

At the Pearson Prentice Hall homepage:

Enter the Web code listed below in the two appropriate boxes in the upper left of your browser:

This will re-direct you to the Self-quiz, World War I and the Russian Revolution (1914–1924)
The Great War Begins, at:

Take the Self-quiz, print out a hard copy, and bring it to class for extra credit.