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World History A/B

World History A/B

Prerequisite: Students may be recommended for this course by their counselor, the student study team, and/or their IEP team.

Credit for Graduation: ENGLISH

A-G Approval/Subject Area: NO

Course Description: Students will study the major turning points that shaped the modern world, from the late
18th century through the present, including the cause, course, and results of the two world
wars. They trace the rise of democratic ideas and develop an understanding of the historical
roots of current world issues, especially as they pertain to international relations. They
extrapolate from the American experience that democratic ideals are often achieved at a
high price, remain vulnerable, and are not practiced everywhere in the world. Students
develop an understanding of current world issues, relating them to historical, geographic,
political, economic, and cultural contexts. Students consider multiple accounts of events in
order to understand international relations from a variety of perspectives.