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- Identify the lessons in the Harcourt Global Challenges chapter with which you need help.
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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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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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Other chapters within the Harcourt Social Studies - World History: Online Textbook Help course
- Harcourt Social Studies - World History Chapter 1: The World's Geography
- Harcourt Social Studies - World History Chapter 2: Early People
- Harcourt Social Studies - World History Chapter 3: The Tigris & Euphrates Valley
- Harcourt Social Studies - World History Chapter 4: The Nile Valley
- Harcourt Social Studies - World History Chapter 5: Asia & the Americas
- Harcourt Social Studies - World History Chapter 6: Southwest Asian Civilizations
- Harcourt Social Studies - World History Chapter 7: Asia's Classical Age
- Harcourt Social Studies - World History Chapter 8: The Ancient Greeks
- Harcourt Social Studies - World History Chapter 9: The Ancient Romans
- Harcourt Social Studies - World History Chapter 10: Europe After the Romans
- Harcourt Social Studies - World History Chapter 11: Africa & Asia
- Harcourt Social Studies - World History Chapter 12: The Americas
- Harcourt Social Studies - World History Chapter 13: New Empires
- Harcourt Social Studies - World History Chapter 14: The Growth of Trade
- Harcourt Social Studies - World History Chapter 15: Europe & the Western Hemisphere
- Harcourt Social Studies - World History Chapter 16: The Eastern Hemisphere
- Harcourt Social Studies - World History Chapter 17: Times of Rapid Change
- Harcourt Social Studies - World History Chapter 18: Times of War & Times of Peace