November 10, 2021 | Sam Choi
In history class this year we are covering world history from 1750 to the present. The curriculum we are using is from the World History Project website. The curriculum focuses on national standards and helps students with critical thinking using articles, maps, graphs, and first-person texts. Students get a chance to delve into important topics such as the long-term consequences of the Industrial Revolution and how the Enlightenment led to a half-century of war in the 1900s.
These are the topics we will be covering this year:
Unit 1: The World in 1750
Unit 2: Revolutions
Unit 3: Industrialization
Unit 4: Labor and Society
Unit 5: Imperialism
Unit 6: World War I
Unit 7: Interwar and World War II
Unit 8: End of Empire and Cold War
Unit 9: Globalization
Here is a sample of the different types of assignments students will be covering in the World War I unit.
For assessments, students will be doing group projects, essays, multiple-choice tests, and short-answer tests.
An example of a group project assessment:
Students drew a village during the time of the Industrial Revolution. With each prompt, students added more elements to the village going from a small hamlet of 10 houses to a large town with multiple apartment buildings and various sized houses.