Global Studies I Curriculum
Global Studies Units: 

Current Unit of Study:
Renaissance: 
Topics: Renaissance Art, Classical Influences, Humanism
By the end of the unit students will be able to: 
Describe the differences and similarities between Classical, Medieval, and Renaissance Art.
Identify Classical, Medieval, and Renaissance Art. 
Identify elements of Renaissance and Humanism in various works from the Renaissance time period. 

Past Units of Study:
Ancient Greece

Topics: Geography, Government, and War
By the end of the unit students will be able to: 

Explain the effect of geography on Greek life.
Explain the characteristics of Athenian democracy.
Compare and contrast Greek democracy to United States democracy
Summarize the Persian and Peloponnesian Wars. 
Compare and contrast documents to determine reliability and draw conclusions. 
Evaluate the "greatness" of Alexander the Great
 

Ancient Rome: 
Topics: Government, Roman Republic and Empire, Christianity, Fall of Rome
By the end of the unit students will be able to: 

Explain the characteristics of the Roman Republic.
Compare and contrast the Roman Republic and United States Republic.
Explain the cause and effect relationship surrounding the end of the Republic. 
Explain how Roman Emperors helped and hurt Rome. 
Analyze sources to determine the factors which led to the fall of the Roman Empire.


Middle Ages:
Topics: Feudalism, Christianity, Bubonic Plague, Magna Carta, and 100 Years' War. 
By the end of the unit students will be able to: 
Explain the importance of Feudalism in the early Middle Ages. 
Compare and contrast the powers of popes and kings in the Middle Ages.
Explain how the Christian church shaped society and politics during the Middle Ages. 
Explain how the Bubonic Plague, 100 Years' War, and Magna Carta led to the end of the Middle Ages.