1. Explain the Signifiance Write a paragraph explaining President Woodrow Willson's goals for the League of Nations. What were some of its weaknesses? What was significant about its establishment?
  2. Identify Examples Write a paragraph describing how Gandhi led India toward independence by resisting political oppression. Consider his Congress party role in independence efforts, the concept of civil disobedience, and the Salt March.
  3. Describe Major Causes and Effects Write a paragraph describing how Indians participated in their independence movement from Britain. Consider how India took the first step toward self-rule, the British reaction to the independence movement, and how Mohandas Gandhi united Indians.
  4. Summarize the Factors Write a paragraph summarizing Mao Zedong's role in China. Consider how a weakened China helped contribute to foreign imperialism, the Guomindang (Nationalists) attempts to take over China, Mao Zedong's goals for the peasants under the Communist Party, and the route and significance of the Long March.
  5. Analyze Examples Write a paragraph analyzing examples of how Mexican art in the 1920s reflected cultural nationalism. Consider mural paintings by Diego Rivera and José Clemente Orozco, the portrayal of Mexican culture and history, and art as a source of national pride.
  6. Identify and Analyze Examples Write a paragraph about the négritude movement led by French-speaking writers in West Africa. How did works by writers like poet Léopold Senghor help to reject negative perceptions of Africa? How did Senghor put into practice his beliefs?
  7. Write about the Essential Question Write an essay on the Essential Question: What should governments do? Use evidence from your study of this Topic to support your answer.

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Table of Contents

World History Topic 1 Origins of Civilization (Prehistory–300 B.C.) Topic 2 The Ancient Middle East and Egypt (3200 B.C.–500 B.C.) Topic 3 Ancient India and China (2600 B.C.–A.D. 550) Topic 4 The Americas (Prehistory–A.D. 1570) Topic 5 Ancient Greece (1750 B.C.–133 B.C.) Topic 6 Ancient Rome and the Origins of Christianity (509 B.C.-A.D. 476) Topic 7 Medieval Christian Europe (330–1450) Topic 8 The Muslim World and Africa (730 B.C.-A.D. 1500) Topic 9 Civilizations of Asia (500–1650) Topic 10 The Renaissance and Reformation (1300–1650) Topic 11 New Global Connections (1415–1796) Topic 12 Absolutism and Revolution Topic 13 The Industrial Revolution Topic 14 Nationalism and the Spread of Democracy (1790–1914) Topic 15 The Age of Imperialism (1800–1914) Topic 16 World War I and the Russian Revolution (1914–1924) Topic 17 The World Between the Wars (1910–1939) Topic 18 World War II (1930–1945) Topic 19 The Cold War Era (1945–1991) Topic 20 New Nations Emerge (1945–Present) Topic 21 The World Today (1980-Present) United States Constitution Primary Sources 21st Century Skills Atlas Glossary Index Acknowledgments