Contemporary World History II

This tenth-grade course is a follow-up course to Contemporary World History I. Students learn how current events are rooted in the conflicts and solutions of the past. Topics include current events from the Middle East, Asia, Europe, Africa, and Latin America. Students leave this course as “citizens of the world” who are appreciative of cultural diversity and skilled in the interdisciplinary methods and concepts necessary for problem-solving and critical thinking in an ever-changing world. Organization, note-taking and analytical skills are stressed. Students use Internet databases, periodicals, videos, maps and charts to work on group projects, conduct research on and write individual papers, and communicate in a variety of formats. (Full year, 1 credit)