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Mexico - National Education Standards

I. World History

Understands the expansion of states and civilizations in the Americas between 1000 and 1500. (24)

Understands the economic, political, and cultural interrelations among peoples of Africa, Europe, and the Americas between 1500 and 1750. (29)

Understands the causes and consequences of political revolutions in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. (32)

Understands patterns of nationalism, state-building, and social reform in Europe and the Americas from 1830 to 1914. (35)

Understands patterns of global change in the era of Western military and economic dominance from 1800 to 1914. (36)

Understands reform, revolution, and social change in the world economy of the early 20th century. (38)

Understands the search for community, stability, and peace in an interdependent world. (44)

- Middle School/Jr. High (Grades 7-8)

Grade 7 - World History and Geography: Medieval and Early Modern Times, Civilizations of the Americas

- High School (Grades 9-12)

Grade 9 - World Regional Geography, The Humanities, Comparative World Religions, Area Studies, Cultures, Anthropology

Grade 10 - World History, Culture and Geography: The Modern World

Understand unresolved Problems of the Modern World and the Rise of Colonialism and Imperialism; understand modern problems, causes and consequences and Mexico relationships with neighbors and with the US

Grade 11 - US History; Hemispheric Relationships in the Postwar Era

Grade 12 - Principles of Democracy, Comparative Governments, Contemporary Issues in the World Today

Grade 12 - Economics; International Economic Concepts and factors involved in the sustained growth of developing economic nations

II. Art

Understands dance in various cultures and historic periods

Understands the relationship between music and history and culture

Understands the visual arts in relation to history and cultures

III. Geography

Knows the location of places, geographic features, and patterns of the environment (2)

Understands the characteristics and uses of spatial organization of Earth's surface (3)

Understands the physical and human characteristics of place (4)

Understands the nature, distribution, and migration of human populations on Earth's surface

Understands the nature and complexity of Earth's cultural mosaics (10)

Understands the patterns and networks of economic interdependence on Earth's surface (11)

Understands the patterns of human settlement and their causes (12)

Understands the forces of cooperation and conflict that shape the divisions of Earth's surface (13)

Understands how human actions modify the physical environment (14)

Understands global development and environmental issues (18)

IV. Civics

Understands how the world is organized politically into nation-states, how nation-states interact with one another, and issues surrounding US foreign policy.

V. Foreign Language

Uses the target language to engage in conversations, express feelings, and emotions, and exchange opinions and information.

Demonstrates knowledge and understanding of traditional ideas and perspectives, institutions, professions, literacy and artistic expressions, and other components of target culture.

This itinerary supports what SHOULD be recommended reading for World Literature but isn't on any of the major recommended reading lists.

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