WHII.1 The student will improve skills in historical research and geographical analysis by
a) identifying, analyzing, and interpreting primary and secondary sources to make generalizations about events and life in world history since 1500 a.d. (c.e.);
b) using maps, globes, artifacts, and pictures to analyze the physical and cultural landscapes of the world and to interpret the past since 1500 a.d. (c.e.);
c) identifying geographic features important to the study of world history since 1500 a.d. (c.e.);
d) identifying and comparing political boundaries with the locations of civilizations, empires, and kingdoms from 1500 a.d. (c.e.) to the present;
e) analyzing trends in human migration and cultural interaction from 1500 a.d. (c.e.) to the present;
f) analyzing the impact of economic forces, including taxation, government spending, trade, resources, and monetary systems, on events since 1500 a.d. (c.e.).

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Primary vs. Secondary Sources