Modern World History
What you will be learning
Modern World History looks at the large changes that have taken place around the world since the late 1700s. The course is organized around several big themes: the growth of democracy, the spread of industry, the rise and fall of empires, and the experience of modern war. The United States has played a large part in world history in the past 100 years, but this course focuses on the rest of the world (Europe, Aia, and Africa). The course is organized chronolgically around the following topics:
For most topics, there will be an interactive presentation to give you the most important information. There will also be many types of readings, including original sources. Most topics have at least one project and a quiz. You can expect homework several times a week. All homework is due the next school day unless otherwise noted. For each topic, you will find interactive maps, presentations, games, and other resources on the class Web site (dpeal.net > Classes > Modern History). These resources are designed to help you learn vocabulary, geography, and the material you need to do well on quizzes and understand modern world history.
How you will be assessed
Technology is a key tool for learning in this class. You are expected to use Netclassroom (netclassroom.ttlc.org) to keep up with assignments and to see how you are doing in ALL your classes, including this one. Much of the homework for this class will be online, on Google Classroom. Make sure to use your 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!