World History & Geography 1500 to Present [World History A/B]
In World History, Semester A, you’ll explore major historical events around the world. In the first unit, you’ll develop your historical thinking skills. In the second unit, you’ll examine the origins and developments of European exploration. In the third unit, you’ll learn about the causes and effects of the Renaissance and the Reformation. In the fourth unit, you’ll explore revolutions that occurred from 1789 to 1848, including the Scientific Revolution, the American Revolution, and the French Revolution. In the fifth unit, you’ll explore the causes and effects of the Industrial Revolution, the spread of nationalism in Europe, and the Russian Revolution.
In World History, Semester B, you’ll explore major historical events around the world. In the first unit, you’ll analyze imperialism in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries and examine the causes and consequences of World War I. In the second unit, you’ll study World War II, analyzing the factors that started the war and the impact of the war. In the third unit, you’ll explore the rise and fall of communism in the Soviet Union and China and learn about the Cold War between the United States and the Soviet Union. In the fourth unit, you’ll analyze the effects of decolonization in Southeast Asia and Africa. You’ll also study the modernization of China and the rise of nationalism in the Middle East. In the last unit, you’ll explore economic globalization and evaluate the benefits and challenges of living in the modern world.