Standard 7 : Recognize significant causes, events, figures, and consequences of the Great War period and the impact on worldwide balance of power.



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General Information

Number: SS.912.W.7
Title: Recognize significant causes, events, figures, and consequences of the Great War period and the impact on worldwide balance of power.
Type: Standard
Subject: Social Studies
Grade: 912
Strand: World History

Related Benchmarks

This cluster includes the following benchmarks
Code Description
SS.912.W.7.1: Analyze the causes of World War I including the formation of European alliances and the roles of imperialism, nationalism, and militarism.
SS.912.W.7.2: Describe the changing nature of warfare during World War I.
Clarifications:
Examples are the impact of industrialization, use of total war, trench warfare, destruction of the physical landscape and human life.
SS.912.W.7.3: Summarize significant effects of World War I.
Clarifications:
Examples are collapse of the Romanov dynasty, creation of the Weimar Republic, dissolution of the German, Russian, Austro-Hungarian and Ottoman empires, Armenian Genocide, Balfour Declaration, Treaty of Versailles.
SS.912.W.7.4: Describe the causes and effects of the German economic crisis of the 1920s and the global depression of the 1930s, and analyze how governments responded to the Great Depression.
SS.912.W.7.5: Describe the rise of authoritarian governments in the Soviet Union, Italy, Germany, and Spain, and analyze the policies and main ideas of Vladimir Lenin, Joseph Stalin, Benito Mussolini, Adolf Hitler, and Francisco Franco.
SS.912.W.7.6: Analyze the restriction of individual rights and the use of mass terror against populations in the Soviet Union, Nazi Germany, and occupied territories.
SS.912.W.7.7: Trace the causes and key events related to World War II.
SS.912.W.7.8: Explain the causes, events, and effects of the Holocaust (1933-1945) including its roots in the long tradition of antisemitism, 19th century ideas about race and nation, and Nazi dehumanization of the Jews and other victims.
SS.912.W.7.9: Identify the wartime strategy and post-war plans of the Allied leaders.
Clarifications:
Examples are Churchill, Roosevelt, Stalin.
SS.912.W.7.10: Summarize the causes and effects of President Truman's decision to drop the atomic bombs on Japan.
SS.912.W.7.11: Describe the effects of World War II.
Clarifications:
Examples are human toll, financial cost, physical destruction, emergence of the United States and Soviet Union as superpowers, creation of the United Nations.


Related Access Points

This cluster includes the following access points.

Independent

Access Point Number Access Point Title
SS.912.W.7.In.a: Recognize major causes of World War I, such as imperialism, nationalism, and militarism, and the formation of European alliances.
SS.912.W.7.In.b: Identify the changing nature of warfare during World War I, such as the use of new weapons and strategies and increased destruction of the land and human life.
SS.912.W.7.In.c: Recognize the important effects of World War I, such as the breakup of empires into separate countries and the Treaty of Versailles.
SS.912.W.7.In.d: Identify effects of the German economic crisis and global depression, such as closing of businesses and banks, loss of jobs, poverty, and how governments responded.
SS.912.W.7.In.e: Recognize why authoritarian governments came to power in the Soviet Union, Italy, Germany, and Spain.
SS.912.W.7.In.f: Recognize that the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany used mass terror and restriction of individual rights in order to control their people.
SS.912.W.7.In.g: Recognize the causes of World War II and the major events in the war, such as rise of totalitarian governments, conquest of countries in Europe, and Japanese invasion of China; and the bombing of Pearl Harbor, Battle of Midway, and D-Day invasion.
SS.912.W.7.In.h: Recognize major effects of the Holocaust, including the Nazi dehumanization of Jews and other victims.
SS.912.W.7.In.i: Recognize the wartime strategies and post-war plans that were developed by the Allied leaders, such as Churchill, Roosevelt, and Stalin.
SS.912.W.7.In.j: Recognize that President Truman’s decision to drop the atomic bombs on Japan ended the war but led to the beginning of the nuclear arms race.
SS.912.W.7.In.k: Recognize effects of World War II, such as death of soldiers and civilians, destruction of land and property, and creation of the United Nations.

Supported

Access Point Number Access Point Title
SS.912.W.7.Su.a: Recognize a cause of World War I, such as imperialism, nationalism, militarism, or the formation of European alliances.
SS.912.W.7.Su.b: Recognize the changing nature of warfare during World War I, such as the use of new weapons and strategies and increased destruction of the land and human life.
SS.912.W.7.Su.c: Recognize an effect of World War I, such as the breakup of empires into separate countries.
SS.912.W.7.Su.d: Recognize effects of the German economic crisis and global depression, such as closing of businesses and banks, loss of jobs, and poverty.
SS.912.W.7.Su.e: Recognize a reason that authoritarian governments came to power in Europe after the depression.
SS.912.W.7.Su.f: Recognize that some governments used mass terror and restriction of individual rights in order to control their people.
SS.912.W.7.Su.g: Recognize a major cause and event of World War II, such as expansion of control of dictators and bombing of Pearl Harbor.
SS.912.W.7.Su.h: Recognize an effect of the Holocaust, including the Nazi dehumanization of Jews and other victims.
SS.912.W.7.Su.i: Recognize that Allied leaders worked together to plan wartime strategies and create plans after World War II.
SS.912.W.7.Su.j: Recognize that the United States dropped atomic bombs on Japan and ended the war.
SS.912.W.7.Su.k: Recognize an effect of World War II, such as death of soldiers and civilians or the creation of the United Nations.

Participatory

Access Point Number Access Point Title
SS.912.W.7.Pa.a: Recognize a reason for forming an alliance.
SS.912.W.7.Pa.b: Recognize a characteristic of warfare during World War I.
SS.912.W.7.Pa.c: Recognize an effect of war.
SS.912.W.7.Pa.d: Recognize an effect of economic depression.
SS.912.W.7.Pa.e: Recognize an effect of economic depression.
SS.912.W.7.Pa.f: Recognize an individual right.
SS.912.W.7.Pa.g: Recognize a characteristic of world wars.
SS.912.W.7.Pa.h: Recognize a characteristic of discrimination.
SS.912.W.7.Pa.i: Recognize that leaders work together during and after war.
SS.912.W.7.Pa.j: Recognize a characteristic of warfare during World War II.
SS.912.W.7.Pa.k: Recognize an effect of war.


Related Resources

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Lesson Plans

Name Description
Nazi slave labor, cooperation, and opposition among occupied peoples of the Soviet Union: Two Regimes – Witness to War:

In this lesson, students use primary and secondary sources to examine life under Stalinist Soviet Union, before, during and after World War II. This resource helps support Florida’s State K-12 Holocaust Education Mandate.

Through the Eye of the Needle: The Art of Esther Nisenthal Krinitz:

The purpose of this resource is to introduce students to the causes and effects of the Holocaust. Students will examine the ways in which Europe’s Jewish community was affected by the Holocaust. This resource introduces historical facts pertaining to Holocaust history and shows how they affected innocent people. Relating the experiences of a Jewish child and teenager, Esther Krinitz’s art and story provide a powerful lens through which students can view and reflect on important issues and themes raised by the Holocaust. Students will have an opportunity to work with powerful visuals and analyze personal experiences of a Holocaust survivor through guided discussion, writing activities, and research. This resource helps support Florida’s State K-12 Holocaust Education Mandate.

Resource Collection

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American Experience: Harry Truman:

This full-length video is a complete biography of Harry Truman, 33rd President of the United States. Topics touched on include the atomic bombing of Japan, the Cold War, and the Korean War. Teachers should find the video an excellent resource to review or learn more about this time period.

The webpage also includes numerous shorter videos, articles, and primary sources about Truman and this time period in history, as well as a teacher's guide for using the film in class.

Teaching Idea

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Museum Guide for Educators: Remember, Educate, Empower:

This Museum Guide is designed to help educators prepare their students for a meaningful study of the Holocaust. It can be used in combination with a visit to The Florida Holocaust Museum (FHM) or as part of your standards-based world history instruction. This Guide is built around 3 concepts: Remember, Educate, Empower. The activities in the guide correspond with all 3 concepts and support incorporating Holocaust education into lesson plans, with or without a field trip to the Museum. Through this Guide, students will work with factual information and authentic stories of those who experienced the Holocaust first hand. It also includes numerous images from the FHM’s collection, a detailed bibliography, and a glossary. Educators can use this resource in its entirety or build their own lessons around excerpts that are most appropriate for their students. 

Through this resource:

  • Students will examine the ways in which Europe’s Jewish community was affected by the Holocaust.
  • Students will consider the long-term impact of the Holocaust on the 20th and 21st centuries.
  • Students will examine how the Nazi dehumanization of Jews allowed them to commit atrocities.
  • Students will learn to work with primary sources: artifacts and personal stories from the Holocaust. 

This resource helps support Florida’s State K-12 Holocaust Education Mandate.

Tutorial

Name Description
World War II: Theaters of War:

In this tutorial, you'll use maps to explore the various theaters of war during World War II. Pick a region to learn how the Axis first dominated--and then fell to--the Allies. The resource contains other activities that will help you learn about WWII.



Student Resources

Vetted resources students can use to learn the concepts and skills in this topic.

Tutorial

Title Description
World War II: Theaters of War:

In this tutorial, you'll use maps to explore the various theaters of war during World War II. Pick a region to learn how the Axis first dominated--and then fell to--the Allies. The resource contains other activities that will help you learn about WWII.