SSW401: World History (2011-2012)
CURRICULUM PROGRAM: Social Studies
COURSE TITLE: World History : The Modern World
CALENDAR YEAR: 2011-2012
GRADE LEVEL: 9-12
COURSE LENGTH: 36 weeks
Major Concepts/Content: The world history course is designed to build on the content in the seventh and ninth grade geographical and cultural studies by studying the historical development of these cultures. The course continues the chronological study of ancient world civilizations begun in grade six. After an overview of the Early Ages, the course emphasizes the period from the Middle Ages to the contemporary world. Using the multidisciplinary approach, world history is a balanced program, not just a history of Western Europe. Attention is given to Europe, Asia, Africa, North and South America. The host nation’s history and culture are used for comparison.
Major Instructional Activities: Instructional activities will be provided using the content of the world history course. Students study, research, and outline chronologically information relative to the historical development of world cultures through visits to libraries, museums, and relevant places of interest, students explore and investigate sources for understanding the host nation’s history and culture.
Major Evaluative Techniques: Evaluation will be comprised of vocabulary tests, essay tests, assessment of participation in-group activities, and oral and written reports. Unit and textbook chapter tests will be used to determine content achievement.
Course Objectives: Upon completion of the World History: Civilizations course of study, students should be able to:
- Analyze the effects of the Renaissance in Europe
- Analyze the historical developments of the Reformation
- Analyze political and economic change in the sixteenth, seventeenth, and eighteenth centuries (the Age of Exploration, the Enlightenment, and the Age of Reason).
- Compare and contrast the revolutions of America, France, and Latin America and their enduring effects on Global political expectations for self- government and individual liberty.
- Analyze the effects of the Industrial Revolution in England, France, Germany, Japan, and the United States.
- Analyze patterns of global change in the era of New Imperialism in at least two of the following regions or countries; Africa, Southeast Asia, China, India, Latin America, or the Philippines.
- Analyze the causes and trace the course of the First World War.
- Analyze the effects of the First World War
- Analyze the rise of totalitarian governments after World War I
- Analyze the causes and consequences of World war II
- Analyze the international development in the post-World War II world.
- Analyze the integration of countries into the information, technological, and communications revolutions (television, satellites, and computers).