WORLD HISTORY, CULTURE, AND GEOGRAPHY:
THE MODERN WORLD
Students in grade ten study major turning points that shaped the modern world, from the late 18th century through the present, including the cause and course of the two World Wars. They trace the rise of democratic ideas and develop an understanding of the historical roots of current world issues, especially as they pertain to international relations. They extrapolate from the American experience that democratic ideals are often achieved at a high price, remain vulnerable and are not practiced everywhere in the world. Students develop an understanding of current world issues and relate them to their historical, geographic, political, economic, and cultural contexts. Students consider multiple accounts of events in order to understand international relations from a variety of perspectives. Students develop an understanding of how world events impacted populations that reside in the Central Valley culturally, economically and politically.
Mrs. Birmingham, Mr. Schneider, Mrs. Wass