CLAS Summer Institute for Teachers

"From Crude to Cane:
Energy Policy in Latin America

July 26-27, 2007

History/Social Science Standards

10.4 Students analyze patterns of global change in the era of New Imperialism in at least two of the following regions or countries: Africa, Southeast Asia, China, India, Latin America and the Philippines.

10.4.1 Describe the rise of industrial economies and their link to imperialism and colonialism (e.g., the role played by national security and strategic advantage; moral issues raised by the search for national hegemony, Social Darwinism and the missionary impulse; material issues such as land, resources and technology)

10.4.3 Explain imperialism from the perspective of the colonizers and the colonized and the varied immediate and long-term responses by the people under colonial rule.

10.4.4 Describe the independence struggles of the colonized regions of the world, including the roles of leaders, such as Sun Yat-sen in China, and the roles of ideology and religion.

10.10 Students analyze instances of nation-building in the contemporary world in at least two of the following regions or countries: the Middle East, Africa, Mexico and other parts of Latin America and China.

10.10.1 Understand the challenges in the regions, including their geopolitical, cultural, military and economic significance and the international relationships which are involved.

10.10.2 Describe the recent history of the regions, including political divisions and systems, key leaders, religious issues, natural features, resources and population patterns.

10.10.3 Discuss the important trends in the regions today and whether they appear to serve the cause of individual freedom and democracy.

10.11 Students analyze the integration of countries into the world economy and the information, technological and communications revolutions.

11.9.7 Examine relations between the United States and Mexico in the 20 th century, including key economic, political, immigration and environmental issues.

12.9.8 Identify the successes of relatively new democracies in Africa, Asia and Latin America and the ideas, leaders and general societal conditions that have launched and sustained, or failed to sustain, them.

12.6 Students analyze issues of international trade and explain how the U.S. economy affects, and is affected by, economic forces beyond the United States’s borders.

12.6.1 Identify the gains in consumption and production efficiency from trade, with emphasis on the main products and changing geographic patterns of 20 th century trade among countries of the Western Hemisphere.

12.6.3 Understand the changing role of international political borders and territorial sovereignty in a global economy.

Other Outreach Events

2004 Summer Institute for Teachers

"The Making of Modern Cuba"

2003 Summer Institute for Teachers

"Ten Years After NAFTA: How Has Globalization Affected Mexico?"

2002 Summer Institute for Teachers

"Mexico in the 20th Century:
Themes of the History Curriculum








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