Around the Globe

(1800 - 1914 A.D.)

Transformations Around the Globe

$120 for 4 weeks


Allison Bruning


We will be using "World History: Patterns of Interaction, Student Edition Survey" by Holt McDougal. ISBN: 978-0547491127. This textbook is available on Amazon.


Homework assignments are given through Classcraft. Students will have 4 - 8 assignments per week that build from simple to complex. The homework listed below is the final assignment (complex one) for that week in Classcraft. 




12 - 18  years old




Session 1: China Resists Outside Influence


Students will identify Opium War, extraterritorial rights, Taiping Rebellion, sphere of influence, Open Door Policy, and Boxer Rebellion.

Students will explain why a local government official in 19th century China might seek out or resist foreign influence.

Students will summarize how modern day China is influenced by special economic zones.

Students will analyze the conflicting British and Chinese positions that led to the Opium War.

Students will summarize the results of the Taiping Rebellion.

Students will examine the geographical spheres of influence and treaty ports the Chinese had around 1900 A.D. 

Students will explain why the Boxer Rebellion failed.


1) Complete Section 1 Assessment and Multimedia Activity on page 809.

2) Read pages 810 - 815 in course textbook.

3) Complete the History through Art Connect to Today Questions on page 815.

Session 2: Modernization in Japan


Students will review their homework.

Students will identify Treaty of Kanagawa, Meiji era, Russo-Japanese War and annexation.

Students will compare/contrast how China and Japan confront the West.

Students will explain why Japan became imperialistic.

Students will analyze how Japan was depicted in political cartoons.

Students will summarize the global impact of Japan's victory over the Russians in 1905 in Western myth. 

Students will clarify how Japan treated Koreans after it had annexed the country.

Students will examine Japanese woodblock printing. 


1) Complete Section 2 Assessment and Connect to Today on page 813.

2) Read pages 816 - 821 in course textbook.

3) Complete the Science and Technology Connect to Today Questions on page 820.

Session 3: U.S. Economic Imperialism


Students will review their homework.

Students will identify caudillo, Monroe Doctrine, Jose Marti, Spanish - American War, Panama Canal and Roosevelt Corollary.

Students will describe the difficulties lower class Latin Americans faced after independence. 

Students will summarize the life and historical contribution of Jose Marti.

Students will explain why the United States joined the Cuban war for independence. 

Students will examine the geographical locations of the Spanish - American War. 

Students will analyze the global impact the building of the Panama Canal created for Latin America. 

Students will explain why the United States was so interested in building the Panama Canal.


1) Complete Section 3 Assessment and Connect to Today on page 821.

2) Read pages 762 - 767 in course textbook.

3) Complete the Analyzing Art questions on page 824.

Session 4: Turmoil and Change in Mexico


Students will review their homework.

Students will identify

Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna, Benito Juarez, La Reforma, Porfirio Diaz, Francisco Madero, "Pancho" Villa, and Emiliano Zapata.

Students will contrast Benito Juarez and Santa Anna. 

Students will analyze the fresco Juarez, the Church and the Imperialists by Mexican muralist Jose Clemente Orozco.

Students will describe what Ponciano Arriaga thought was Mexico's greatest problem.

Students will summarize the lives and historical contributions of Porfirio Diaz and Emiliano Zapata.

Students will describe the effects Diaz's rule had on Mexico.

Students will summarize the land, religious, labor and social issue reforms of the Mexican Constitution of 1917.

Students will summarize Obregon's accomplishments.

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