World History

Course Number: 204/205

Open To:
Grades 9-10

Course Length:
Full Year; 10 Units

UC/CSU Approved: History/Social Science “A” requirement. Satisfies one year of Social Studies graduation requirement.

Course Description:

World History is a one year course required for graduation. It is taken in the freshman or sophomore year. Students study world history by region, following the California History–Social Studies Framework. The regions of study include Africa, the Middle East, Asia, Western Europe, the Americas, Eastern Europe, and Russia, and the Pacific Islands. Within each region, students have the opportunity to learn about the rich histories and cultures of the regions, as well as analyze history according to several themes: political and economic development, the influence of geography on cultures, the growth of science and technology, the effect of contact between cultures, and creativity in the arts. Current events will be discussed in each unit to uncover current issues or topics in the region within the context of history.

Textbook/Class Resources:

HMH Social Studies Modern World History (California Edition). Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2018.
(ISBN: 9781328812001)

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Non-fiction, biographies, autobiographies, memoirs, and historical fiction may be assigned to enhance learning in this class.

Level of Difficulty:
Moderate
Difficult
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Estimated Homework Per Class:
30 minutes
30-60 minutes
60-90 minutes

Prerequisites:
None