Global History and Geography II

World History and Geography II continues the exploration of the people, events, and ideas that have shaped history from the beginnings of human society to the present day. This course consists of the following content area strands: World History, Geography, and Humanities. So that students can clearly see the relationship between cause and effect in historical events, students should have the opportunity to review those fundamental ideas and events from ancient and classical civilizations. This course will add to the foundation of World History and Geography I, beginning with the Shoguns in the East and the Enlightenment in the West, continuing to the entire world engaging in war, and ending with the issues the world faces today.

As you read the lessons in this course, keep these enduring understandings in mind:

  • World History is the story of the interaction between people, the environment, and ideas that form cultures, societies, and civilizations.

  • World History is the story of human choices that link the past to the present and influence the future.

  • Individuals, cultures, societies, and the world change through times of conflict and cooperation.

  • Historical patterns are identified across times, places, ideas, institutions, cultures, people, and events.

  • From the past to the present, events and trends on the local, national, and global sphere are interrelated.

  • People have different views of history depending on their perspective.

Goals for this course include:

  • Compare and contrast the Mughal Empire to the Ottoman Empire.

  • Examine similarities and differences of Japan and France in the 1600s.

  • Discuss how the Enlightenment led to many revolutions.

  • Explore both the Agricultural and Industrial Revolutions in Great Britain.

  • Investigate different types of social reform.

  • Understand that nationalism can have a positive and a negative effect.

  • Examine both sides of imperialism.

  • Understand the causes and effects of the wars in the 20th Century.

  • Understand that the human's innate need for freedom can lead to an entire country's independence.

  • Discuss the many sides of globalization, terrorism, and humanitarian efforts.

State: New York
Grade Level: 10
Category: History & Social Sciences
Course Length: Year