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Social Studies 8 WORLD VIEWS

In what ways were the Age of Discovery and the rise of imperialism expressions of an expansionist worldview?

What is the Age of Discovery?

When was the Age of Discovery?

Who was involved with the Age of Discovery?

What is imperialism?

HIstorical examples

Modern day examples

What is an expansionist worldview?

What is expansionism?

In what ways did thinkers and philosophers influence society in the development of a humanist worldview during the Renaissance?

Verb - Analyze

Elements of Worldviews

The good life: goals you strive for

Human nature: naturally good vs. naturally bad

Equality with others: Social Hierarchy

Responsibilities to others: Care for others or care for yourself

Relationship between the individual and the state: Collective rights and individual rights

Relationship with nature: Respect for nature

Sources of ethical wisdom: Religion, Science or Natural rights

Intercultural Contact

How these views are expressed by people living in different times and different places

Historical Thinking Skills

Past Societies

General Outcome 8.1 From Isolation to Adaptation: Japan, Students EXAMINE Japanese history and DEMONSTRATE an understanding and appreciation of the ways in which beliefs, values and knowledge shape worldviews and contribute to a society’s isolation or adaptation., What the Curriculum says, 8.1.1 APPRECIATE the roles of time and geographic location in shaping a society’s worldview, 8.1.2 APPRECIATE how a society’s worldview can foster the choice to remain an isolated society, 8.1.3 APPRECIATE how models of governance and decision making reflect a society’s worldview, 8.1.4 APPRECIATE how a society’s worldview shapes individual citizenship and identity, 8.1.5 ANALYZE the effects of cultural isolation during the Edo period by exploring and reflecting upon the following questions and issues:, In what ways did Japan isolate itself from the rest of the world?, How did isolation during the Edo period lead to changes in Japan?, How did the changes resulting from isolation affect Japan economically, politically and socially during the Edo period?, How did the physical geography of Japan affect its worldview?, How did the shogun use the feudal system and the hierarchical social classes to maintain control of Japan?, 8.1.6 ANALYZE the effects that rapid adaptation had on traditionally isolated Japan during the Meiji period by exploring and reflecting upon the following questions and issues:, What were the motivations for the radical changes in Japan’s model of organization during the Meiji period?, How did Japan adapt to changes brought on by the transition from feudal to modern models of organization?, How did the changes resulting from adaptation affect Japan economically, politically and socially during the Meiji period?, In what ways did changes resulting from isolation in the Edo period compare to changes resulting from adaptation in the Meiji period?, What challenges emerged for the Japanese in maintaining traditional cultural aspects of their society while undergoing rapid change?, Concepts: Need to know about Japanese Edo Period and Meiji Period (Soc. St 8.1), Geography, Isolation from others, Political Systems, Adaptation during transition from feudal system to modern models of organization, Motivation for changes to Model of Organization, Economy, Social Hierarchy, hierarchy of class, Military system, Feudal system, Shogun, Skills: Be able to DO, Compare, Appreciate, Analyze, Demonstrate, Examine, Topics or Context:, Edo Period, Meiji Period, Big Idea:, Adaptation, In order for a society to continue to exist, it must accept and adapt to the changes that are brought on by conflicting worldviews in that society., Essential Questions:, Edo Period, How did isolation during the Edo period lead to changes in Japan?, In what ways did Japan isolate itself from the rest of the world?, How did the changes resulting from isolation affect Japan economically, politically and socially during the Edo period?, How did the physical geography of Japan affect its worldview?, How did the shogun use the feudal system and the hierarchical social classes to maintain control of Japan?, Meiji Period, What were the motivations for the radical changes in Japan’s model of organization during the Meiji period?, How did Japan adapt to changes brought on by the transition from feudal to modern models of organization?, How did the changes resulting from adaptation affect Japan economically, politically and socially during the Meiji period?, In what ways did changes resulting from isolation in the Edo period compare to changes resulting from adaptation in the Meiji period?, What challenges emerged for the Japanese in maintaining traditional cultural aspects of their society while undergoing rapid change?

8.2 Origins of a Western Worldview: Renaissance Europe, Through an examination of Renaissance Europe, students will DEMONSTRATE an understanding and appreciation of how the exchange of ideas and knowledge contributed to shaping the worldview of the Western world., What the Curriculum says, 8.2.1 appreciate how Renaissance Europe formed the basis for the worldview of the Western world, 8.2.2 demonstrate a willingness to consider differing beliefs, values and worldviews, 8.2.3 recognize how beliefs and values are shaped by time, geographic location and societal context, 8.2.4 examine, critically, the factors that shaped the worldview evolving in western Europe during the Renaissance by exploring and reflecting upon the following questions and issues:, What was the Renaissance?, Who was part of the Renaissance Period?, What was the Renaissance Period?, When was the Renaissance Period?, Where, geographically, did the Renaissance Period take place?, Why did the Renaissance Period happen?, How did the Renaissance Period get that name?, How did the Renaissance spark the growth and exchange of ideas and knowledge across Europe (i.e., astronomy, mathematics, science, politics, religion, arts)?, Ideas that came out of the Renaissance period, How did the physical geography of Renaissance Europe affect trade and competition among European countries?, Trade during the Renaissance period, How did increased trade lead to the emergence of powerful city-states (i.e., Florence, Venice, Genoa)?, What is a city-state?, Historical examples, Modern day examples, What powerful city-states arose from the Renaissance Period?, Why did the city-states arise?, In what ways did exploration and intercultural contact during the Renaissance affect the citizenship and identity of Europeans?, Concepts: Need to know about the Renaissance Period (Soc St 8.2), Renassance, Ideas that came out of the Renassance period, Economic trade, City-State, Hisorical, Modern day, Age of Discovery, Imperialism, Expansionist worldview, Skills - Be able to DO:, Apprecieate, Demonstrate, Recognize, Examine, Explore, Topics or Context:, Renaissance Europe, Age of Discovery, Imperialism, Big Idea:, Knowledge, The sharing of knowledge and ideas encourages development and leads to further growth in other areas., Essential Questions:, What was the Renaissance?, How did the Renaissance spark the growth and exchange of ideas and knowledge across Europe (i.e., astronomy, mathematics, science, politics, religion, arts)?, How did the physical geography of Renaissance Europe affect trade and competition among European countries?, How did increased trade lead to the emergence of powerful city-states (i.e., Florence, Venice, Genoa)?, In what ways were the Age of Discovery and the rise of imperialism expressions of an expansionist worldview?, In what ways did exploration and intercultural contact during the Renaissance affect the citizenship and identity of Europeans?

8.3 Worldviews in Conflict: The Spanish and the Aztecs, Through an examination of Spanish and Aztec societies, students will DEMONSTRATE an understanding and appreciation of how intercultural contact affects the worldviews of societies., What the curriculum says, 8.3.1 appreciate how a society’s worldview influences the society’s choices, decisions and interactions with other societies, 8.3.2 appreciate how Aztec and Spanish identities and worldviews were affected by intercultural contact, 8.3.3 appreciate and recognize how rapid adaptation can radically change a society’s beliefs, values and knowledge, 8.3.4 assess, critically, how the Aztecs were affected by the Spanish worldview by exploring and reflecting upon the following questions and issues:, What were the key elements of the worldview of the Aztec civilization prior to contact with the Spanish?, List the elements of the Worldview before the Spanish contact, How did the Aztec civilization’s worldview influence the Aztecs’ choices, decisions and customs?, Politics, Economy, Society, Social Hierarchy, What key elements of Spain’s worldview led to the desire to expand the Spanish empire?, List the elements of the worldview of Spain before the contact with the Aztecs, In what ways did factors such as technology and disease contribute to the dominance of the Spanish over the Aztec civilization?, What technological advances did the Aztecs have?, What technological advances did the Spanish have?, What diseases were brought by the Spanish to the Aztecs?, What diseases did the Aztecs have that affected the Spanish?, To what extent were the divergent worldviews of the Spanish and Aztecs factors in the dominance of one nation over the other?, Concepts: Need to know about, Aztecs, Elements of their Woldview, Before Spanish contact, After Spanish contact, Technological advances, Health, Spanish, Elements of their worldview, Before contact with Aztecs, After contact with Aztecs, Technological advances, Health, Skills: Be able to DO, Assess, Explore, Reflect, appreciate, Topics or Context:, Aztec Society, Spanish Society, Big Ideas:, Domination, When one has a desire to use knowledge to help adapt to changes, another with a conflicting view and less desire to adapt will be overtaken, Essential Questions:, What were the key elements of the worldview of the Aztec civilization prior to contact with the Spanish?, How did the Aztec civilization’s worldview influence the Aztecs’ choices, decisions and customs?, What key elements of Spain’s worldview led to the desire to expand the Spanish empire?, In what ways did factors such as technology and disease contribute to the dominance of the Spanish over the Aztec civilization?, To what extent were the divergent worldviews of the Spanish and Aztecs factors in the dominance of one nation over the other?

Self Reflection

Personal Worldview

Influences from Past Affecting the present

Current Events