Century High School – World History
Instructor: William M. West Office Hours/Tutorial: Mornings before 7:30 and/or by appointment.
World History is a course designed to chronologically examine major turning points in the shaping of the modern world. The Prologue will examine the Rise of Democratic Ideas. Unit I content will cover the Beginning of the Modern World (1300 - 1800): topics focusing on the European Renaissance and Reformation; how the Muslim World Expands; the Age of Exploration and Isolation; and the Atlantic World. Unit II will cover Absolutism to Revolution (1500 - 1900): topics will cover Absolute Monarch in Europe; the Enlightenment and Revolution; the French Revolution and Napoleon; and how Nationalist Revolution Sweep the West. Unit III will examine Industrialism and the Race for Empire (1700 - 1914): topics covering the Industrial Revolution; the Age of Democracy and Progress; the Age of Imperialism; and Transformations Around the Globe. Unit IV will cover the World at War (1900 - 1945): topics focusing on the Great War; Revolution and Nationalism; Years in Crisis; and World War II. Unit V will cover Perspective on the Present (1945 - Present): topics focusing on Restructuring the Postwar World; how Colonies become New Nations; Struggles for Democracy; and Global Interdependence.
Beck, Roger B., Linda Black, Larry S. Kriegar, Phillip C. Naylor and Dahia Ibo Shabaka. Modern World History: Patterns of Interaction. Evanston, Illinois:McDougal Littell inc., 2006.
25% - Daily Class Activity and Participation
45% - Unit Exams
30% - Midterm/Final
A+ = 97 – 100 B+ = 87 – 89 C+ = 77 – 79 D+ = 67 – 69
A = 93 – 96 B = 83 – 86 C = 73 – 76 D = 63 – 66
A- = 90 – 92 B- = 80 – 82 C- = 70 – 72 D- = 60 – 62
Below 60% is failing
Century’s Tardy/Attendance Policy and Honor Code will be followed.
All tutoring, make-up tests and late work will only be accepted before 7:30 in the morning and/or by appointment.