World History A/B
This is a two-semester course. In Semester A, you’ll explore major historical events around the world. In the first unit, you’ll develop your historical thinking skills. In other units you’ll examine the origins and developments of European exploration, learn about the causes and effects of the Renaissance and the Reformation, explore revolutions that occurred from 1789 to 1848, including the Scientific Revolution, the American Revolution, and the French Revolution. You’ll explore the causes and effects of the Industrial Revolution, the spread of nationalism in Europe, and the Russian Revolution. In Semester B, you’ll explore major historical events around the world. You’ll analyze imperialism in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries and examine the causes and consequences of World War I. You’ll study World War II, analyzing the factors that started the war and the impact of the war. You’ll explore the rise and fall of communism in the Soviet Union and China and learn about the Cold War between the United States and the Soviet Union. You’ll analyze the effects of decolonization in Southeast Asia and Africa, study the modernization of China and the rise of nationalism in the Middle East and explore economic globalization and evaluate the benefits and challenges of living in the modern world.