Modern Global History 

Terms: 3
Grades: 10

Focusing on contemporary issues, Modern Global History examines the major historical and social trends of the modern era in an attempt to understand the nature and origins of the 21st century world. A primary emphasis of the course is on considering those historical events and processes that have had a lasting impact on our present reality in order to help students make sense of the rapidly-changing world in which they live. Topics of emphasis include: 

  • Modern Democracy and its Roots 
  • Industrial Capitalism and Imperialism 
  • World Wars and the Ethics of Warfare 
  • The Cold War in a Global Perspective 
  • The Middle East Decolonization and Development issues 
  • Global Challenges in the 21st century
  • History course