Honors Modern World History - 3A
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.