Applying Key History Themes
Review the seven key themes of history that were introduced to you earlier. Then complete the notebook prompts below.
- Patterns of Population Populations can grow, decline, or migrate. Studying how and why populations move or change helps historians and scientists discover patterns within and among various populations.
- Uses and Abuses of Power Leaders can use their power to negatively or positively affect the peole they are repsonsible for. Power affects how people work as well as how much wealth people can acquire.
- Worlds of Exchange Exchanging ideas, goods, or services can lead to increased foreign relations. As transportation and technology developed, countries as well as entire regions of the world could trade.
- Haves and Have-Nots Nations that have more natural resources available than others tend to prosper by trading those goods. People can also dictate who should have opportunities or objects and who should not. Some argue that items like land cannot be given at all.
- Expressing Identity An individual's identity is often shaped by which region he or she is from or their personal characteristics. Gender and race have been used to define identity. Sometimes conflicts arise when one group attempts to dictate the identity of another group or people.
- Science, Technology, and the Environment Scientific and technological advances have led, and will continue to lead, to great human accomplishments and improved life. However, the environment is often negatively affected by our discoveries.
- Spiritual Life and Moral Codes Many spiritual people believe in supreme beings or deities that impact how they choose to live. Everyone has their own set of moral codes, but disagreement regarding moral codes can often lead to great conflict.