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SS3300: Modern World History

Course Description

History is the version of past events that people have decided to agree upon (Napoleon Bonaparte). Will you agree? Modern World History provides an overview of the history of human society from after the Renaissance period to the beginning of the Contemporary period. Students will explore political- economic- social- and cultural developments. Deep historical thinking skills will be developed throughout this course. Students will apply the Common Core reading and writing standards as well as the disciplinary tools of civics- geography- economics and history. Furthermore- students will be able to clearly define and apply their understanding of culture- geography and globalization.

Essential Standards

  • Individually and with others, students analyze multiple and complex causes and effects of events in the past. (D2.His.14.9-12)
  • Individually and with others, students analyze how historical contexts shaped and continue to shape people's perspectives. (D2.His.5.9-12)
  • Individually and with others, students interpret the effects of inequality on groups and individuals. (D2.Soc.16.9-12)
  • Analyze in detail a series of events described in a text; determine whether earlier events caused later ones or simply preceded them.  (RH.9-10.3)
  • Compare the point of view of two or more authors for how they treat the same or similar topics, including which details they include and emphasize in their respective accounts.  (RH.9-10.6)
  • Compare and contrast treatments of the same topic in several primary and secondary sources. (RH.9-10.9)
  • Write informative/explanatory texts, including the narration of historical events, scientific procedures/ experiments, or technical processes. (WHST.9-10.2)