Modern World History: Syllabus
This year in Modern World History you will learn about some of the major changes that have taken place around the world in the past two hundred years. This year’s key themes include the experience of rapid economic change, the rise of new nations, the spread of democracy, and the impact of technology on just about all aspects of life. Geographically, the course focuses on Europe, Asia, and Africa, with the United States playing a growing role after 1900. The course is arranged in the following topics:
To learn about these topics you will work closely with a wide variety of maps, visual sources, and readings, including primary sources. For most topics, you will have an interactive presentation and set of vocabulary words covering the core content. To reinforce learning homework will be assigned several times weekly. To assess your understanding you can expect, for most topics, a project and a quiz.
For each topic, you will find presentations, vocabulary games, and other interactive resources on the class Web site (which you are using right now; click Current work). These resources are designed to help you learn the core material you need to understand new topics and prepare for quizzes.
How your quarterly grade is calculated
You are expected to use Netclassroom (netclassroom.ttlc.org) to get assignment details and keep track of how you are doing. Much of the classwork and homework will be on Google Classroom. Make sure to use your online accommodations for reading, writing, and organization. Mr. Peal can help you use all these tools to help you succeed in this class. Have a great year!