Unit 3 - General Topic Overview

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Unit 3 - General Topic Overview

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

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