Perspective and Conflict
- Analyze political ideas and actions taken by significant individuals in the past to explain the impact on society.
- Explain the relationship among: economic choices, social lives, political systems, the environment.
- Describe the ways in which the movement of people affects families and communities.
- Describe the effects of significant inventions or technological innovations on society and the environment.
- Given specific information, create maps and/or graphs, utilizing key elements.
ESSENTIAL UNDERSTANDINGS & GUIDING QUESTIONS
Essential Understanding: An individual’s experiences influence his/her beliefs and values.
- How does geographical location influence beliefs and values?
- How does an individual’s experiences influence their beliefs and values?
- How does a person’s beliefs and values influence their actions?
Essential Understanding: Individuals’ roles and responsibilities evolve to meet challenges.
- What is the relationship between roles and responsibilities?
- How do challenges motivate people?
- How do social, political, and economic experiences influence decision making?
Essential Understanding: Differing political, social, and economic perspectives lead to conflict and/or cooperation.
- Why is it important to be aware of your own, and other people’s perspectives?
- How do people’s experiences help to shape their perspectives on political, social, and economic issues?
- How do differing perspectives impact decisions, events, or society as a whole?
Major events before, during, and after the Civil War
- Compromise of 1850
- Missouri Compromise
- Kansas-Nebraska Act
- Gettysburg Address
- Emancipation Proclamation
Important people (Perspectives and Contributions)
- Abraham Lincoln
Economics of the Era
- Indentured servants
- Cotton Gin
- Industry vs. Farming
- Roles and perspectives of different people
- Uncle Tom’s Cabin
Positive and negative influences of leadership