In this course, we will explore roughly 4,000 years of World History from Rome to modern day globalization. We will analyze the events and issues that shape our world today. You will have the opportunity to work in a variety of learning situations: individually, in small groups and, as a whole class. You will also have a chance to explore historical topics that reflect your passions and interests. Critical thinking skills, decision-making, problem solving, and analytical reading and writing will be emphasized. In order to be successful, you must take responsibility for your learning. This course is aligned with Arizona College and Career Readiness Standards and national standards that support the school wide efforts to increase student achievement.
By the time the student completes this course, the student will know or be able to perform the following objectives based on Arizona State Disciplinary Skill Standards:
- Chronological reasoning requires understanding processes of change and continuity over time, which means assessing similarities and differences between historical periods and between the past and present.
- Thinking within the discipline involves the ability to identify, compare, and evaluate multiple perspectives about a given event to draw conclusions since there are multiple points of view about events and issues.
- Historians and Social Scientists gather, interpret, and use evidence to develop claims and answer historical, economic, geographical, and political questions and communicate their conclusions.
- Thinking within the discipline involves the ability to analyze relationships among causes and effects and to create and support arguments using relevant evidence.
- Please review the Skill and Content Standards in their entirety HERE
Units of Study:
Unit 1: Foundations
● World Religions and Early Civilizations
● Middle Ages
Unit 2: Revolutions in Thought
● Renaissance and Reformation
● Advances in Sciences
Unit 3: Exploration, Colonization, and Trade
Unit 4: Political Revolutions
Unit 5: Industrialism
Unit 6: Imperialism and Nationalism
Unit 7: World War One and Russian Revolutions
Unit 8: Interwar Period
Unit 9: World War Two
Unit 10: Cold War
Unit 11: Decolonization and Genocide
Unit 12: Contemporary World