Ch 19: Harcourt Social Studies - World History Chapter 19: Global Challenges

About This Chapter

The Global Challenges chapter of this Harcourt Social Studies - World History Companion Course helps students learn the essential lessons associated with global challenges. Each of these simple and fun video lessons is about five minutes long and is sequenced to align with the Global Challenges textbook chapter.

How It Works:

  • Identify the lessons in the Harcourt Global Challenges chapter with which you need help.
  • Find the corresponding video lessons with this companion course chapter.
  • Watch fun videos that cover the global challenges topics you need to learn or review.
  • Complete the quizzes to test your understanding.
  • If you need additional help, rewatch the videos until you've mastered the material or submit a question for one of our instructors.

Students will learn:

  • How a recession and depression are different
  • Post-WWII economic recovery
  • Scientific advancements since WWII
  • What humanitarian intervention is
  • Problems caused by religion in today's world
  • Effects of poverty on population growth rates
  • Functions of the U.N.
  • Terrorist groups
  • Issues concerning weapons proliferation

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13 Lessons in Chapter 19: Harcourt Social Studies - World History Chapter 19: Global Challenges
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Recession vs. Depression: Definitions and Differentiation

1. Recession vs. Depression: Definitions and Differentiation

Discover the real differences between recession and depression, including how economists actually define the two terms and when they have happened in the past.

Rebuilding the Global Economy Post-WWII

2. Rebuilding the Global Economy Post-WWII

In this lesson we will learn about the rebuilding of the global economy in the aftermath of World War II. We will learn what initiatives were implemented to bring about economic restoration, and we will highlight key themes and developments associated with them.

International Trade Organizations and Trade Agreements

3. International Trade Organizations and Trade Agreements

International trade organizations and trade agreements have enormous power in the global trade environment. In this lesson, you will learn about the roles of the GATT, NAFTA, and the World Trade Organization.

Sputnik to the Internet: How Technology and Science Have Changed Society since WWII

4. Sputnik to the Internet: How Technology and Science Have Changed Society since WWII

In this lesson, we will highlight critical scientific and technological advances since the end of World War II. We will explore the profound effects these advances had upon society.

Human Rights Treaties, Humanitarian Intervention & Political Mindsets

5. Human Rights Treaties, Humanitarian Intervention & Political Mindsets

The international community acknowledges the existence of certain universal human rights. In this lesson, you'll learn about how the international community seeks to enforce these rights and hold sovereign states accountable for their violation.

The Role of Religion in Today's World

6. The Role of Religion in Today's World

In this lesson, you will learn about some of the roles religion plays in today's world on an individual and global scale, such as its role in conflicts around the world.

Poverty, Carrying Capacity, Population Growth & Sustainability

7. Poverty, Carrying Capacity, Population Growth & Sustainability

Worldwide poverty is a large issue. In this lesson, we will explore how poverty influences population growth rates and how these things relate to carrying capacity and global sustainability.

Renewable & Non-Renewable Resources: Definition & Differences

8. Renewable & Non-Renewable Resources: Definition & Differences

We use a variety of Earth's resources, but not all of them will be around forever. This lesson explains the difference between resources that can be regenerated for our use and those that are gone after they are used once.

The United Nations as an International Peace-Keeping Force

9. The United Nations as an International Peace-Keeping Force

In this lesson, we will look at the role of the United Nations as a global peacekeeping force. We will explore U.N. functions and examine the structure of the organization.

Ethnic Cleansing: Definition & Examples

10. Ethnic Cleansing: Definition & Examples

This lesson will explain the tragedy of ethnic cleansing. In doing so, it will highlight examples from the 1990s, the Holocaust, the Spanish Inquisition, and even the ancient world.

Terrorism Around the World

11. Terrorism Around the World

In this lesson, you'll explore the major terrorist threats of the modern world, including both al-Qaeda and ISIL. Then, test your understanding with a brief quiz.

Weapons Proliferation: Concerns & Actions

12. Weapons Proliferation: Concerns & Actions

The following lesson will cover the increase in weapons production worldwide, as well as the concerns and actions the global community has in response. A short quiz will follow the lesson.

The Challenges of Global Democracy

13. The Challenges of Global Democracy

Democracies are common in the world today, but how do they relate to the rising global political network? In this lesson, we'll talk about the idea of global democracy and see what challenges it faces.

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