World History, Culture and Geography
Phone: 818-951-5400 or 818-951-5503
Course Description: In this course students examine major turning points in the shaping of the modern world from the late 18th Century to the present. The year begins with an introduction to current world issues and then continues with a focus on the expansion of the West and the growing independence of the people and cultures throughout the world.
Major Topics Include:
Unresolved Problems of the Modern World
The Rise of Democratic Ideas
The French Revolution
The Industrial Revolution
Imperialism and Colonialism
World War I and II
Nationalism, Free Markets and Democracy in the Contemporary World
Course Objectives: Students will develop understanding of the historic as well as the contemporary geographic social, political and economic contexts in which these problems have arisen and which must be taken into account if each nation’s contemporary problems and national aspirations are to be understood. Students will be presented with differing perspectives on these issues and invents in order to develop the critical thinking skills of an informed citizen in the contemporary world.
Grading Scale: Grades are based on a point systems and will be issued as followed
89% -100% = A 30%- exams and quizzes
79% - 88% = B 30%- projects
65%- 78% = C 30%- classwork and homework
59%- 64% = D 10%- attendance and participation
below 59% = Fail
Course Materials: Students will need to have paper, pen, textbook, colored pencils, notebook
Technology: You are enrolled in a STEMM course. Access to technology is a must! Please contact me if you have concerns about the technical components of this course.