World History | Aligned IWitness Activities

Tuesday March 17, 2020

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Topic/Subject

IWitness Activity
and Aims

Subject/Skill
Aligned Aim
 Enduring Understanding

Holocaust

Essential Question:

How did the Holocaust happen?

A Thing of the Past? Antisemitism Past and Present

The Power of Propaganda

Understanding the Nuremberg Laws

Phases of the "Final Solution"


As a result of completing these activities students will…

·  Explore the socio-political atmosphere of Nazi Germany

·  Analyze the various phases leading to and through the Holocaust

·  Define and analyze antisemitism

Age of Global Revolutions

Essential Question:

How did global networks of exchange and revolutions lead to worldwide crises and achievements?

Concepts: nationalism, revolution

IQ: The Continuum of Violence 

As a result of completing this activity students will…

·    Explain the history of the Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda

·       Describe theoretical concept of the Continuum of Violence

·      Think critically about this theory and its application to understanding genocide

As a result of completing this activity students will…

·  Explore the effects of imperialism, racism and revolution and the resulting consequences through the lens of the 1994 Genocide Against the Tutsi in Rwanda

·  Analyze primary and secondary sources, such as videos, testimonies, and definitions

Global Crisis and Achievement

Essential Question:

How did military, political, technological, and economic changes influence a new world order?

Concepts:
genocide, Holocaust,
human rights, modern warfare (total war)

IQ: The Armenian Genocide 

As a result of completing this activity students will…

·        Learn about the history of the Armenian Genocide

·     Be able to identify the differences between three sources of information on the same topic

·      Recognize the value of multiple perspectives on one topic

GeoStory: Politics and Place

As a result of completing this activity students will…

·        Analyze how political ideology can lead to policies which impact people, characteristics and memory of a place over time 

·       Describe consequences of forced migration on people and on their origin and destination places

·      Research primary and secondary sources to construct a GeoStory that reflects analysis of how political ideology can impact people, characteristics and memory of a place over time

 

MQ: The Nazi Genocide Against the Roma and the Sinti people

As a result of completing this activity students will…

·     Build an understanding of the lives of the Roma and Sinti before the Second World War

·       Learn about the Nazi genocide against the Roma and Sinti, often referred to as the Porajmos

·       Learn about Auschwitz-Birkenau and the Roma and Sinti experience in the camp (gypsy family camp)

As a result of completing these activities students will…

·    Utilize various forms of primary sources to analyze the causes and consequences of 20th century genocides through the lens of specific genocides

·  Explain how military, political, economic and technological changes play a role in the cause of genocide in the 20th century 


The Cold War and its Aftermath

Essential Question:

How did military, political, technological, and economic changes influence a new world order?

IQ: Courageous Women in the Cause of Justice

As a result of completing this activity students will…

·     Develop an understanding of the Guatemalan genocide

·       Explain the role of courage in bringing about social change through the lives and advocacy of Rigoberta Menchú Tum and Rosalina Tuyuc Velásquez

·         Determine logical inferences from multiple forms of text and reflect on those inferences

As a result of completing this activity students will…

·      Analyze the legacy of imperialism after the Cold War through the lens of the Guatemalan genocide

·   Gain a deeper understanding of about the lasting impacts and effects on the people through primary sources

Contemporary Global Issues

Essential Question:

How are contemporary global issues reflective of both historic conflict between civilizations and increased globalization?

Concepts:
Migration, immigration, racism, 
genocide, nationalism

MQ: Refugee: Displacement and Resettlement

As a result of completing this activity students will:

·      Describe the displacement and resettlement experience in the context of refugees.

·        Build their capacity for critical thinking by identifying common features among refugee/resettlement experiences from across different points in history.

·       Compose a written letter to an audience using supporting information.

As a result of completing this activity students will…

·     Gain a deeper understanding about the effects of displacement and resettlement on cultures and societies

·   Recognize the consequences of resettlement through multiple experiences

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