Global History and Geography II



    Countries of the world are becoming increasingly interdependent through technology. This means that nations depend on one another and what happens in one nation often affects other regions in the world. For this reason, it’s important that we understand one another.  To do this, we must understand not only the issues facing the global community but also recognize that nations may see the same issues differently.  By developing a global perspective based on multiple points of view, not just one, we increase understanding.


    Throughout this course, we will be examining multiple perspectives through various means including, asking, “why did the chicken cross the road?” according to different historical figures and writing imaginary social media updates for people in history. 


    The goal of this course is to increase global awareness by studying the history of nations and the interaction of the people throughout the world.  In addition to the following outline, this course will emphasize current events, reading, writing, debates and test-taking skills.


    We have over 200 years of world history to cover in 90 days. Hold on.


    Course Outline

    Introduction and Globalization

    The World in 1750, Scientific Revolution, The Enlightenment, French Revolution

    Global Nationalism

    The Industrial Revolution

    New Imperialism

    World War I

    The Interwar Period

    World War II

    The Cold War

    Decolonization and Nationalism

    Tensions between Traditional Cultures and Modernization

    Human Rights Violations 

    The World Today


    Review for the Regents