World History, Culture, and Geography: The Modern World (2711) CA
This year-long course discusses the people, events, and ideas that have shaped the course of history. Throughout the course students will learn about a variety of topics. Topics in this course include:
- The important reasons we study history
- The early civilizations of the world
- The important political and social ideals that originated in classical Greece and ancient Rome
- The major religions that have developed throughout the world
- The major empires throughout history
- Interaction and exchange between the peoples of the world
- Major political, cultural, and religious revolutions
- The impact of world war and its repercussions
- Important events of the 20th Century
After completing the course, students should be able to answer a variety of questions relating to world history and demonstrate a number of social studies skills.
- Identify the characteristics of early human communities.
- Describe the early river valley civilizations in Mesopotamia, Egypt, India, and China.
- Describe the emergence of empires.
- Explain the effects of the European exploration and colonization of the New World.
- Identify the causes and outcomes of the political revolutions in France, Russia, and China.
- Identify the characteristics of the Industrial Revolution.
- Describe European Imperialism in Asia and Africa.
- Compare and contrast the causes and results of the World Wars.
- Understand the major events of the Cold War.
- Describe the major issues affecting nations today, including globalization, population growth, pandemics, and immigration.
- Summarize the history and growth of the major religions.
- Identify patterns of trade and migration across the major eras of human history.
Some assignments in this course require the use of resources that must be supplied by the user. A list of these outside resources is available below:
Pens, pencils, and paper
A community, state, or national newspaper