Modern World History
Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12
Modern World History explores major world topics from the Empires Era, to Imperialism, to WWI to the present. The course highlights the major world religions, the growth and expansion of major empires, monarchies, the renaissance era, imperialism, revolutions, nationalism, colonization and the rise of dictators. It also highlights world wars, the post-WWII era, social justice movements and the increasing effects of globalization today. Throughout the course, students examine primary and secondary sources, including political cartoons, essays and judicial opinions. Students also sharpen their writing skills in shorter tasks and assignments and practice outlining and drafting skills by writing full informative and argumentative essays.