Grade 10

World History 1800 to present

Course 215, Full Year 5 Credits

Course Description

Building upon the ninth grade curriculum, this course emphasizes 19th and 20th century world history. The course begins by examining the philosophical roots of changes that arose in the 19th century. The first quarter is organized around the theme of economics and revolution. Students will examine the principles of capitalism, socialism, communism, and imperialism and their consequences on peoples around the world. Subsequent themes include war and its aftermath, as well as global issues such as human rights, trade, and technology. Study skills that are refined include: expository writing, researching, assessing evidence (sometimes from conflicting sources), appreciating other points of view, debating, and making formal presentations.

Sections and Teachers

Donald Benson

Michiko Kurata


History/Social Studies Department Chair

Jim Murphy