World History 2


    Course Description:

    Using inquiry in history, high school students explore a variety of peoples, events, and movements in world history with a focus on inquiry into the impact of social, geographic, political, and economic influences on historical events. A world history course should include the study of the peoples of Africa, the Americas, Asia, and Europe. A balanced approach to the Eastern and Western Hemispheres is needed for a comprehensive study of world history topics. 


    Course Units:

    Imperialism and Nationalism

    World War I & The Russian Revolution

    World War II & The Holocaust

    The Cold War

    Decolonization and Genocide

    Contemporary World


    Upon successful participation in and completion of this course, students will be able to:

    • Think analytically by
      ● Posing and framing questions
      ● Gathering a variety of evidence
      ● Recognizing continuity and detecting change over time
      ● Utilizing chronology to examine cause and effect relationships
      ● Drawing and combining reasonable inferences from a variety of sources to build an understanding of complex questions
    • Read widely and critically by
      ● Examining, interpreting, and contextualizing primary sources, focusing on author, purpose, and audience of each source
      ● Identifying and comparing historical, geographic, economic, and political science interpretations from a wide variety of secondary sources
      ● Utilizing broader understanding to discern subtext in primary and secondary sources
    • Communicate cogently and in a compelling manner by
      ● Developing and defending evidenced-based arguments
      ● Utilizing multiple perspectives for comprehensive explanations
      ● Practicing and cultivating a wide variety of diverse types of writing
      ● Engaging in constructive conversations around history and social science topics
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