Course Discription

COURSE DESCRIPTION: Welcome to World History! This class is a two-semester core curriculum course.  “Students in grade ten study major turning points that shaped the modern world, from the late eighteenth century through the present, including the cause and course of the two world wars. They trace the rise of democratic ideas and develop an understanding of the historical roots of current world issues, especially as they pertain to international relations. They extrapolate from the American experience that democratic ideals are often achieved at a high price, remain vulnerable, and are not practiced everywhere in the world. Students develop an understanding of current world issues and relate them to their historical, geographic, political, economic, and cultural contexts. Students consider multiple accounts of events in order to understand international relations from a variety of perspectives (State of California Social Studies Framework).”


10th. Grade – World History

The course will be focused on the state standards for tenth grade Social Studies.  The following units of study will be covered this year:

Unit 1:  The Rise of Democratic Ideas 

Unit 2:  Industrial Revolution

Unit 3:  Imperialism

Unit 4:  World War I

Unit 5:  Totalitarianism and Fascism, the World Between Wars

Unit 6:  World War II

Unit 7:  The Cold War

Unit 8:  The Modern World