Analyze and interpret the major eras and important turning points in world history from the age of enlightenment to the present, to develop an understanding of the complexity of the human experience.
|Grade Level/Content||10th Grade/World History|
||Analyze the major turning points in world history between 1400 - present.
Analyze how the major turning points in world history connect to human behavior.
|Summative Assessment||Create a website that highlights your interpretation of the major turning points in world history between 1400 - present. Analyze how those turning points have developed human behavior.|
|Formative Assessment||Quizzes, homework using Flipgrid, in-class assignments|
|Learning Activities||1. Students will collaborate in teams of 3-4 to brainstorm key turning points in world history. Students will use their knowledge and the textbook as resources, avoiding the internet, the turning points should be organic. Using sticky notes, they will document their brainstorming narrowing down their choices.
2. Students will create a website that analyzes each turning point in world history, explains how the event connects to human behavior, and connects those ideas to their lives.
3. Throughout the process of creating the website, students will use Flipgrid to use metacognition to explain the design process for creating a website.
4. Students will present their completed websites in front of a panel of teachers and their peers, defending their positions on why they choose their turning points.
5. Students will reflect on their progress and adjust based on the feedback given during their summative assessment.