• Century High School – World History

     

    Instructor: William M. West            Office Hours/Tutorial: Before 7:00 am and/or by appointment.

     

    COURSE DESCRIPTION:

     

    World History is a course designed to chronologically examine major turning points in the shaping of the modern world from the late eighteenth century to the present. Content will present the development of Modern Political Thought (the moral and ethical principles in ancient Greek and Roman philosophy, in Judaism, and in Christianity to the development of Western political thought; the Glorious Revolution of England, the American Revolution, and the French Revolution and their enduring effects worldwide on the political expectations for self-government and individual liberty); Industrial Expansion and Imperialism (the effects of the Industrial Revolution in England, France, Germany, Japan and the United States; and patterns of global change in the era of New Imperialism in Africa, Southeast Asia, China, India, Latin America and the Philippines); Causes and Effects of the First World War; Causes and Effects of the Second World War (the rise of totalitarian governments after World War I; and the causes and consequences of World War II); International Developments in the Post-World War II Era (the international developments in the post-World War II world; instances of nation-building in the contemporary world in the Middle East, Africa, Mexico and other parts of Latin America, and China; and the integration of countries into the world economy and the information, technological, and communication revolutions).

     

    PRIMARY TEXT:

     

    Spielvogel, Jackson J. World History, Culture, & Geography: The Modern World. Columbus, Ohio:McGraw-Hill Education, 2019.

     

    GRADING (cumulative):

     

    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

     

    DISCIPLINE:

     

    Century’s Tardy/Attendance Policy and Honor Code will be followed.

     

     

     

     

    No late work will be accepted.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    TENTATIVE SCHEDULE:

     

    1. P. World History Units:

     

    1. World History Standard 10.1: The moral and ethical principles in ancient Greek and Roman philosophy, in Judaism, and in Christianity to the development of Western political thought.

     

    1. World History Standard 10.2: Comparing and contrasting the Glorious Revolution of England, the American-Revolution, and the French Revolution and their enduring effects worldwide on the political expectations for self-government and individual liberty.

     

    III. World History Standard 10.3: Analysis of the effects of the Industrial Revolution in England, France, Germany, Japan and the United States.

     

    1. World History Standard 10.4: Analysis of the patterns of global change in the era of New Imperialism in Africa, Southeast Asia, China, India, Latin America and the Philippines.

     

    1. World History Standard 10.5: Analysis of the causes and course of the First World War.

     

    1. World History Standard 10.6: Analysis of the effects of the First World War.

     

    VII. World History Standard 10.7: Analysis of the rise of totalitarian governments after World War I.

     

    VIII. World History Standard 10.8: Analysis of the causes and consequences of World War II.

     

    1. World History Standard 10.9: Analysis of the international developments in the post-World War II world.

     

    1. World History Standard 10.10 and 10.11: Analysis of nation building in the contemporary world; and the integration of countries into the world economy and the information, technological, and communication revolutions.