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.
Introduction and Globalization
The World in 1750, Scientific Revolution, The Enlightenment, French Revolution
The Industrial Revolution
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