Modern European History is a history-based course that focuses on Western Civilization from classical Greece and Rome up until (ideally) the present day. Not only will students learn about the history of Western Civilization, but they will also be asked to employ historical thinking skills that will engage students in thinking critically about who writes history, how information is presented, and what we can learn from primary and secondary sources. Students will encounter various texts which range from the textbook, primary source documents, art, music, and film.
This course is aligned with the Common Core State Standards for History/Social Science.
Units to be covered:
1. Review of Ancient Greece and Rome
2. The Enlightenment and Scientific Revolution
3. The French Revolution and Napoleonic Wars
4. The Industrial Revolution
5. European Imperialism
6. WWI/Russian Revolution
8. The World Between the Wars
10. The Cold War