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Lesson Plans World History II SOL 2a

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Lesson Plans World History II SOL 2a Major Empires

Standard WH II:
2a The student will demonstrate an understanding of the political, cultural, geographic, and economic conditions in the world about 1500 A.D. (C.E.)
a) locating major states and empires.
Lesson Plans
Introduction: A Bell-ringer activity
Notes: Students copy-down and discuss teacher generated notes
Activities: Students complete various in class activities to support learning including video analysis, maps, charts, diagrams, graphic organizers, worksheets, text-book questions, group discussion, KWL Charts etc.
Assessment: Informal, Formal, Exit-Questions, Teacher Questioning. Quizzes, Tests, Projects
Essential Knowledge:
Major states and empires in the
Eastern Hemisphere
• England
• France
• Spain
• Russia
• Ottoman Empire
• Persia
• China
• Mughal India
• Songhai Empire
Major states and empires in the
Western Hemisphere
• Incan Empire
• Aztec Empire

Activities That Support Lesson Plans

Blank Map of World 1500

Ottoman Empire and Venice, Italy Video Analysis: Students name 5 facts learned from the Video


Note: The above activities are best used with the Virginia Prentice Hall World History: The Modern Era textbook.


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