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 Unit Details

Unit Title
Conflicts Around the World
Unit Number
SSCU4
Course
Contemporary Issues
Content Area
Social Studies
Description
This unit focuses on conflicts in the world today and how these conflicts influence people, groups, and institutions around the world.
Timeline
20 Day(s)
Enduring Understandings
Understand that the United States plays an active role in the international community.
Understand that multiple and complex causes and effects of events in the past shape present conflicts.
Understand that various factors (i.e.: ethnic, religious, political etc.) contribute to conflict and cooperation among peoples of the world.
Understand that solutions to global issues may involve individual actions, but also require national and international approaches (e.g. agreements, negotiations, policies, or laws).


Essential Questions
What extent should the United States be involved around the world?
How do past events shape current conflicts?
What are the varied perspectives of a conflict?
What is the proper balance between individual rights and collective security?


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Standard
Standard Component
  
Distinguish the powers and responsibilities of local, state, tribal, national, and international civic and political institutions.
  
Explain how supporting questions contribute to an inquiry and how, through engaging source work, new compelling and supporting questions emerge.
  
Analyze the impact of constitutions, laws, treaties, and international agreements on the maintenance of national and international order.
  
Evaluate citizens’ and institutions’ effectiveness in addressing social and political problems at the local, state, tribal, national, and/or international level.
  
Critique relationships among governments, civil societies, and economic markets.
  
Analyze multiple and complex causes and effects of events in the past.
  
Integrate evidence from multiple relevant historical sources and interpretations into a reasoned argument about the past.
  
Analyze the ways in which the perspectives of those writing history shaped the history that they produced.
  
Refine claims and counterclaims attending to precision, significance, and knowledge conveyed through the claim while pointing out the strengths and limitations of both.
  
  
Standard
Standard Component
ECO
  
Distinguish between long-term causes and triggering events in developing a historical argument.
ECO
  
Explain how the perspectives of people in the present shape interpretations of the past.
ECO
  
Construct arguments using precise and knowledgeable claims, with evidence from multiple sources, while acknowledging counterclaims and evidentiary weaknesses.