Contemporary History

This course covers Contemporary history from the Industrial Revolution (1700’s) to the end of World War 2 and beyond.  Emphasis is placed on US and European History although forays are made into Asian, Latin American and African events as they relate to Imperialism, Nationalism and global politics and conflict.

Students build on both the ninth and tenth grade courses and expand their knowledge on the major issues, movements, people, and events in US and European history. Students summarize cause and effect of the major events and develop skill in analyzing documents, evaluating sources, and communicating findings, orally and in detailed papers. Discussions and debate are used to explore knowledge and learn the material.