Modern World History--Course Description: This course traces the emergence of modern nations and civilization in the 19th and 20th centuries. Students investigate the evolution of modern Germany, Italy and Russia in the West, and the emerging nations of Asia. They also study the impact of the 19th century colonialism in Africa and Asia, those problems, which led to the Great War of 1914 and its effect on the world. It traces the development and impact of fascism on the world leading up to World War II and the Holocaust. Finally, the students explore the world since 1945 with the emergence of the Cold War, Communist China, modern Japan, the problems of the Third-World nations, and the chaotic world of the Middle East.
Unit Title #: Era 2. Renaissance, Reformation, Scientific Revolution, and Enlightenment (1350–1700)
Unit Summary: Ideas developed during the Renaissance, Scientific Revolution, Reformation, and Enlightenment led to political, economic, and cultural changes that have had a lasting impact.
US 1--This class is an in-depth study of the time period in U.S. History from Pre-Revolutionary America to 1900. Students will study the thirteen colonies, American Revolution, Constitution, The Early National period, including the slave trade and Amistad, pre-antebellum period, the Civil War and Reconstruction. Political, economic and social aspects of the Industrialized Era are included as topics for discussion. Additional outside readings and research papers are integral components of the course.
Current Unit--North American Colonial societies adapted European governmental, economic, and cultural institutions and ideologies to meet their needs in the New World.