1. Identify Examples Write a paragraph describing how Chinese student protestors in Tiananmen Square demanded greater political freedom. Consider how China's economic reforms affected the political climate, why students were emboldened to take action, and how the government reacted to the student protests.
  2. Explain the Collapse Write a paragraph explaining why many developing nations turned to free market economies at the end of the 20th century. Consider the disadvantages of command economies, productivity under land distribution programs, bank repayment terms for poorly performing economies, and advantages of market economies for investors and consumers.
  3. Identify Examples Write a paragraph identifying examples of politically motivated mass murders in Latin America between the 1950s and 1970s. Consider the economic and social status in many Latin American nations; the goals of military rulers in countries like Argentina, Brazil, and Chile; and the development of autocratic rule.
  4. Explain Influences Write a paragraph explaining how Islamic fundamentalism influences law and government in the Muslim world. Consider its core values, how radical Islamists try to carry out their goals, and how terrorism is connected to the concept of jihad. How has Islam influenced the governments in Iran and Afghanistan and the growth of terrorist groups elsewhere?
  5. Explain and Summarize Write a paragraph explaining the origins of the continuing Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Consider the founding of the Palestinian Liberation Organization, its status today regarding terrorism, and the emergence of other terrorist groups.
  6. Summarize the Development Write a paragraph summarizing the development of al Qaeda and its status and goals today. Consider its global training and financing, attacks it has carried out, and how the international community has addressed terrorist events.
  7. Summarize Impact and Use a Problem-Solving Process First, interpret the information on the chart below for developing countries and developed countries in the areas of economic output, literacy rate, and life expectancy. What are the benefits and costs of globalization? Write a paragraph using a problem-solving process for solutions to improve literacy rates in developing countries that may help with economic output.

Infographic titled selected developed and developing nations reprinted for assessment section.
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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