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World History Part 2
LI.SOC.301011.2.PE
Course Length: 1 Semester
Has Textbook: Yes
World History Part 2 will allow students to analyze the events, people, and places from the early 1900s to the modern day world. This course focuses on world events including World War I, the Great Depression and its effects on the world, and World War II. Post-World War II Asian successes and challenges are discussed in addition to Africa's independence and challenges. Students will also learn about nationalism, war and peace in the Middle East, modern day Latin and South America, and the end of the Cold War.
It is recommended that students successfully complete World History Part 1 or equivalent course work before enrolling in this course.


Course Objectives

Unit 1:  Essential Content and Skills

  • Describe and sequence events in the Industrial Revolution.
  • Recall key inventors and thinkers.
  • Sequence revolutionary events in Europe and Latin America.
  • List examples of artists, writers, and composers from this period.
  • Compare and contrast leadership styles of the individuals studied.

Unit 2: Essential Content and Skills

  • Summarize and sequence key events in the 1800s through the early 1900s.
  • Recall key politicians and leaders from this time period.
  • List examples of reformists and social activists studied.
  • Understand why and how people resisted Western Imperialism.
  • Describe the causes and effects of World War I.

Unit 3:  Essential Content and Skills

  • Summarize and sequence key events studied from 1910-1991.
  • Recall key politicians and leaders from this time period.
  • List examples of cultural figures from the Jazz Age and Harlem Renaissance.
  • Understand the causes and effects of nationalism.
  • Describe the causes and effects of World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War.
  • Recall the Cold War era.

Unit 4:  Essential Content and Skills

  • Summarize and sequence key events studied from 1945 to the present.
  • Recall key politicians and leaders from this time period.
  • Understand the causes and effects of independence on new nations.
  • Explain the causes and effects of global poverty.
  • Describe ways in which scientific advances have affected people‚Äôs standard of living.
  • Describe some of the obstacles faced by developing nations.

Course Materials

  • Prentice Hall World History (textbook)

*Available as an iText course

**NCAA approved