Modern World History

Modern World History

LEVELS: Standard and Advanced

Modern World History explores major themes in modern history from 1500 to WWI, focusing on big events which led to the creation of the modern world. Students focus on different topics including the Renaissance, Englightenment, Revolutions in the Industrial and Atlantic World, Colonization and Migration, Conflict and Genocide in WWI. The course also draws comparisons to current events in each unit as a way of tracking larger historical patterns.

Advanced course requires teacher recommendation

Advanced Modern World History explores major themes in modern history from 1500 to WWI, focusing on big events which led to the creation of the modern world. Students focus on different topics including the Renaissance, Englightenment, Revolutions in the Industrial and Atlantic World, Colonization and Migration, Conflict and Genocide in WWI. This course also draws comparisons to current events in each unit as a way of tracking larger historical patterns.

This advanced course requires depth of thought and development of study, research and writing skills. Students continue to develop historical skills including source analysis, research skills, and constructing well supported arguments. This class assumes that students are independent learners who can work with limited teacher support. Students are advanced and enthusiastic readers; they can make inferences, draw connections, comprehend and appreciate texts with sophisticated vocabulary and concepts read at a fast pace.

GRADE LEVEL
10

DURATION
One-Year

CREDITS
1

COURSE TYPE
Advanced, Social Sciences, Standard, Upper School

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