Unit 3 - General Topic Overview

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  • 1. National History Day Contest! Global History 10 - Unit 3 Bronx Lab School
  • 2. 5 Steps to BLS History Day
    • Pick a general topic
      • World War I, Russian Revolution, World War II, Cold war
    • Learn about your topic
    • Pick a specific topic
      • Triumph and Tragedy
    • Research, Research, Research
    • Present Your Learning
  • 3. Presentation of Learning Options
    • Research Paper
    • Exhibits
    • Performance*
    • Documentary*
    • Website*
  • 4. 20th Century Wars
    • World War I
    • Russian Revolution
    • World War II
    • Cold War
  • 5. Background
    • Renaissance/Reformation
    • Enlightenment
    • French Revolution
      • Nationalism
      • Some democracy
  • 6. Background
    • Rise of Nation States
      • Before FR, had mostly empires and kingdoms
      • After FR, begin to see countries (Italy, Germany, Poland) unified by nationality
  • 7. Background
    • Industrial Revolution
      • Rise of Factories and mass production of things to sell
      • Rise of cities
      • Capitalism!!!!
  • 8. Our 4 General Areas
    • World War I
    • Russian Revolution
    • World War II
    • Cold War
  • 9. World War I
    • When?
      • 1914-1918
    • Who?
      • Germany, Austria-Hungary, and Ottomans (now Turkey) vs. Great Britain, France, Italy, and eventually USA
    • Why?
      • Growing National/Imperial conflicts + Secret Alliances + Assassination of Austrian Prince = Big War
  • 10. Russian Revolution
    • When?
      • 1917
    • Who?
      • Russian Workers (Communists) vs. Russian Czar’s Supporters
    • Why?
      • Growing inequality + Corrupt Czar Government + Communists want to take over a country = a very quick war (with very large consequences)
  • 11. World War II
    • When?
      • 1939-1945
    • Who?
      • Germany, Italy, and Japan vs. Great Britain, France, USSR (aka Russia), and USA
    • Why?
      • Germany screwed after WWI + Pissed off and aggressive Fascists + biggest A-Hole ever = Biggest War Ever
  • 12. Cold War
    • When?
      • 1945-1991
    • Who?
      • USSR (and allies in Warsaw Pact) vs USA (and allies in NATO)
    • Why?
      • Communism + Capitalism = Big Conflict + Nukes = No actual direct battle