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This course focuses on the events and themes that have shaped the cultures of Europe, Asia,
Africa and Latin America from 1500 to the present. Students will examine and analyze the
political, economic and cultural forces that have led to the development of the modern world
outside of the United States.
Unit 1: What is Culture?
Unit 2: The Rise of Europe
Unit 3: Industrial Revolution
Unit 4: Imperialism and Nationalism
Unit 5: Rise of Socialism and the Russian Revolution
Unit 6: World War II
Unit 7: The Post-War World
Unit 8: The Modern World
Required Textbooks and/or Other Reading/Research Materials
Modern World History. McDougal Littell, 2007.
Each student is required to complete all tests, quizzes, and projects along with all in-class and homework assignments. Failure to do so will affect the student’s overall grade.
Grades will be determined by students successful completion of various assignments in the following categories:
Summative Assessments: 60%
Class work: 10%
Grades will be weighted by categories not calculated by total points.
Each marking period is worth 20% of a student’s overall grade. The final exam is worth 20% of the student’s overall average, with the final exam being comprised of a final project (40%) and a written exam (60%).
Quarter 1 20%
Quarter 2 20%
Quarter 3 20%
Quarter 4 20%
Required Summer Reading/Assignments: