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Discovering World History:

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Erik Love

on 6 August 2014

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Transcript of Discovering World History:

The student will understand that location affects a society’s economy, culture, and development.
Conflict and Change
When there is conflict between or within societies, change is the result.
The culture of a society is the product of the religion, beliefs, customs, traditions, and government of that society.
As a society increases in complexity and interacts with other societies, the complexity of the government also increases.
Individuals, Groups and Institutions
The actions of individuals, groups, and/or institutions affect society through intended and unintended consequences.
Discovering World History:
Watch the video
Identify the Conflict, Identify the Change:
Go to the website below:
Common Themes and Enduring Understandings
sometimes we just say...shared experiences and common beliefs
The movement or migration of people and ideas affects all societies involved.
Technological Innovation
Technological innovations have consequences, both intended and unintended, for a society.
Do you have one of these?
What are some consequences from the proliferation of smart phones?
Time, Change & Continuity
While change occurs over time, there is continuity to the basic structure of that society.
How many cultures do you belong to?
What functions of this local government exist today that did not 25 years ago? 100 years ago?

Why were these functions added?
In 1793, Eli Whitney invented the Cotton Gin
Intended Consequences:
Labor saving device
Make growing upland cotton profitable
Unintended Consequences:
INCREASED demand for slaves
Ultimately led to U.S. Civil War (~800k dead)
follow the link below and see if you can't figure out how this city's location affects its economy, culture and development:
Read this and discuss how the movement and migration of people and ideas has affected the society involved
American Government in 1787
American Government in 2014
What do these have in common?
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