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Haitian Revolutions/Crash Course World History

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Title:

Haitian Revolutions/Crash Course World History

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https://aptv.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/565b69be-55f4-4fd4-a1b4-5b5efc99dbb7/haitian-revolutions-crash-course-world-history-30/

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Type: Audio/Video

Overview:

John Green examines how ideas like liberty, freedom, and self-determination were hot stuff in the late 18th century, as evidenced by our recent revolutionary videos. Although freedom was breaking out all over, many of the societies that were touting these ideas relied on slave labor. Few places in the world relied so heavily on slave labor as Saint-Domingue, France's most profitable colony. Slaves made up nearly 90% of Saint-Domingue's population, and in 1789 they couldn't help but hear about the revolution underway in France. All the talk of liberty, equality, and fraternity sound pretty good to a person in bondage, and so the slaves rebelled. This led to not one but two revolutions and ended up with France, the rebels, Britain, and Spain all fighting in the territory. Spoiler alert: the slaves won. So how did the slaves of what would become Haiti throw off the yoke of one of the world's great empires? John Green tells how they did it, and what it has meant in Haiti and in the rest of the world.

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Content Standard(s):
Social Studies
SS2010 (2010)
Grade: 9
World History: 1500 to the Present
8 ) Compare revolutions in Latin America and the Caribbean, including Haiti, Colombia, Venezuela, Argentina, Chile, and Mexico.

•  Identifying the location of countries in Latin America
Unpacked Content
Strand: Geography, History, Civics and Government
Course Title: World History: 1500 to the Present
Evidence Of Student Attainment:
Students:
  • Compare and contrast similarities and differences among revolutions that occurred in Latin America and the Caribbean.
Teacher Vocabulary:
  • revolutions
  • Latin America
  • Creoles
  • Mestizos
  • plantation
  • Cabildos
  • Indians
  • class system
  • maroons
  • voodoo
  • "Night of Fire"
  • mulattos
  • yellow fever
  • liberator
  • royalist
  • campaign
Knowledge:
Students know:
  • The location Latin American and Caribbean countries, including Haiti, Colombia, Venezuela, Argentina, Chile, and Mexico.
  • Contributing factors in revolutionary movements, including causes, outside and internal influences, political thought, social changes, and any other factors important to a particular revolution. Social and political realities of indigenous populations in Latin American and the Caribbean.
  • Leaders of the Mexican revolutions such as: Miguel Hidalgo, Miguel Hidalgo y Castilla, Jose Maria Morelos, Santa Anna, Benito Juareze, Pancho Villa, Emiliano Zapata; liberator Simon Bolivar; in Haiti ,Toussaint L'Ouverture, Jean Jaques Dessalines, Jose Tomas Boves.
Skills:
Students are able to:
  • Utilize maps of various types for appropriate purposes.
  • Compare and contrast historical events using a variety of secondary and primary resources.
  • Use maps, globes, and other geographic tools to acquire, process, and report information from a spatial perspective.
Understanding:
Students understand that:
  • There were both similarities and differences among revolutions that occurred in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards
AAS Standard:
SS.AAS.9.8- List the causes and effects of the revolutions in Latin America and the Caribbean including Haiti, Colombia, Venezuela, Argentina, Chile, and Mexico.


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Author: Ginger Boyd