This survey course will provide students with an overview of major events in the modern world from 1450 to the current time period. Students will use primary and secondary documents, as well text and multimedia sources online, to examine the interactions of humans and civilizations in order to better understand how they shaped our current world. This course focuses on broad themes and bigger picture ideas, not just a list of names and dates. The goal of this course is to provide a broad perspective on an entire year’s course in World History. Therefore, the course will be broken until 2 week units covering 4 major time periods from the Renaissance and Reformation to the 2000s.
All class materials and assignments are online so you do not have to lug a heavy backpack, pencils, or books to class. The course is just a mouse click away.
Please note, if the student is taking this course for credit recovery, it is advised that you check with the student's school to confirm that the topics covered match those required by the school. You may also want to confirm with the school the process for receiving credits, which may involve an assessment administered separately by the school.
How does the interaction of different cultures impact a society?
What role does revolution play in creating change?
What are the challenges in a globally connected world?
Students will be able to:
Analyze the impact of interaction among societies
Assess the changes and challenges among the time periods studied in this course and how they impact our current world
Use various primary and secondary sources to support a historical claim or opinion in a piece of writing or other creative assessment
Discuss thoughtfully historical issues with knowledge and content
9, 10, 11, 12, 13
Summer 17 Extended Session,
Media Kit Shipped:
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MA NCES Code:
Middle States Commission on Secondary Schools, AdvancED, Summer Courses Certified by NCAA for Credit Recovery (VHS School Code: 221356)