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Modern World History

9th or 10th grade

Priority Standards

HS.42 Use geographic data to analyze the interconnectedness of physical and human regional systems (such as a river valley and culture, water rights/use in regions, choice/impact of settlement locations) and their interconnectedness to global communities.

HS.48 Analyze how humans have used technology to modify the physical environment (e.g., dams, tractors, housing types, and transportation systems).

HS.55 Analyze the complexity of the interaction of multiple perspectives to investigate causes and effects of significant events in the development of world, U.S., and Oregon history.

HS.57 Analyze the historical development and impact of major scientific and technological innovations, political theory, and art and literature.

HS.59 Analyze ideas critical to the development of social, labor, and political movements in history

HS.65 Identify and analyze the nature of systemic oppression on ethnic and religious groups, as well as other traditionally marginalized groups, in the pursuit of justice and equality in Oregon, the United States and the world
HS.68 Select and analyze historical information, including contradictory evidence, from a variety of primary and secondary sources to support or reject a claim.

HS.69 Create and defend a historical argument utilizing primary and secondary sources as evidence.

HS.71 Construct arguments using precise claims, integrating and evaluating information provided by multiple sources, diverse media, and formats, while acknowledging counterclaims and evidentiary strengths and weaknesses.

HS.74 Analyze an event, issue, problem, or phenomenon, critiquing and evaluating characteristics, influences, causes, and both short- and long-term effects.

Adopted Textbook

Modern World History textbook cover

Modern World History: Patterns of Interaction, McDougal Littell 2005

Common Supplementary Materials

  • Read Like a Historian, Stanford History Education Group
  • DBQ Project
  • Student Atlas, National Geographic
  • Choices Program, Brown University
  • Constitutional Rights Foundation