World History Syllabus

Modern World History
Students will study the history of the Modern World, beginning with the time period of 1300 to present. Students will begin by learning about the emergence of the Modern World from 1300–1500, global affairs and interactions (1450– 1815), the rise of the new governments and competition in the global community (1815–1918), the emergence of new world powers (1885–1950), and the world from World War II to present day (1933–present). Students will learn all Modern World History through the lens of inquiry in order to study the world that trade created, which led to the influence of interactions of various changes to culture, governments, ideas, innovation, people, religion, and revolution with an intent to create a citizen who has a global perspective. 

 – The Cultural Development and Interaction theme encourages the study of the development of individual and collective cultures from multiple viewpoints. This includes effects on the various economic, political, and social systems over time, as well as the role cultures play within the world. Various religions, belief systems, philosophies, and cultural and artistic expressions are explored in order to understand how cultures are unique yet similar to one another. Economic Systems and Interaction
– The Economic Systems and Interaction theme encourages the study of human societies and the development of various economic systems including the production and distribution of goods and services, the development of trade and commerce between various societies and the world, and the causes and effects of economic growth and decline. Distribution of resources, innovations, and government policy drive the development, strength, and sustainability of societies over time and in movements such as colonialism, exploration, imperialism, and industrialization. Foundations of Government and State Building
– The Foundations of Government and State Building theme encourages the study of different state forms, such as dynasties, empires, and nation-states, while focusing on the growth of and the interactions among them. The various types of political systems, founding and important documents, as well as corresponding  ideological foundations will be explored. In addition, the development, governing systems, and sustainability of governments are included in this theme. Global Citizenship
– The Global Citizenship theme encourages the study of the roles and responsibilities of being an active member in a global society. Responsible global citizens understand global issues, understand perspectives of global interconnectedness, and advocate for cultural understanding to create international cooperation. Human Experience
– The Human Experience theme encourages the study of human and physical geography including a study of the human condition and its interaction with the world. This theme examines how societies develop over time using interactions between humans and geography to create different cultures and governments. The basis of this theme includes: belief systems, gender, hierarchies, migration, and specialization of labor. Innovation, Revolution, and Change
 – The Innovation, Revolution, and Change theme encourages the study of major turning points in world history and their impact on societies and governments throughout the world. Global societies have been shaped by conflicts among nations, emerging advancements, ideas, and the technological rise of new global powers. 

Standard 1: Demonstrate an understanding of the emergence of the modern world during the period of 1300–1500.

Standard 2: Demonstrate an understanding of the effects of commerce, innovation and expansion on global affairs and interactions during the period of 1450–1815

Standard 3: Demonstrate an understanding of how the development of nationalism and industrialization affected the rise of new governments and competition in the global economy from 1815–1918.

Standard 4: Demonstrate an understanding of how international competition and conflict realigned global powers during the time period of 1885–1950.

Standard 5: Demonstrate an understanding of the Modern Age from 1933 to present day.Standard 5: Demonstrate an understanding of the Modern Age from 1933 to present day.


Materials Needed Daily

Textbook

Notebook

Folder

Pen

MacBook 



GRADING SCALE: The grading scale for this class is as follows:
90-100  A
80-89    B 
70-79    C
60-69    D
<60       F 

Tests and Projects …………………………...…40% of nine week grade
Quizzes ..........................................................30% of nine week grade
Classwork .......................................................20% of nine week grade
Homework…………………..............................10% of nine weeks grade

MidtermExam……………………………….10% of First nine grade

FinalExam…………………………………..20% of Final grade for the year