This course builds upon the student’s knowledge of U.S. History. Emphasis is placed on the social, cultural, economic and political aspects of the American way of life since the Civil War. Students learn to draw relationships between the past and today’s events. This course is required for juniors.
This course covers the political, social and economic progress of world civilizations. By comparing present problems with similar situations of the past, students gain a better understanding of the problems facing the world today. Students are expected to practice skills and processes of historical thinking and inquiry that involve chronological thinking, comprehension, analysis and interpretation, research, issues-analysis, and decision-making. They are expected to compare and contrast events and developments involving diverse peoples and civilizations in different regions of the world. Students are expected to examine examples of continuity and change, universality and particularity, and unity and diversity among various peoples and cultures from the past to the present. Finally, students are expected to apply content knowledge to the practice of thinking and inquiry skills processes.