Honors World History - 9th Grade

WHIn a more in-depth and fast paced learning environment, this course provides a chronological exploration of World History, including geographical and cultural influences. Themes include political change, economic development, growth of science and technology, effects of contact between cultures, and creativity in the arts. Skill emphasis will include critical thinking, critical analysis, reading, speaking, note taking, writing and research. Modeling the California Social Science framework and in accordance with California state standards, this course focuses on modern western civilization. Specific topics covered include the rise of democratic ideals from ancient Greece through modern times. Discussions will emphasize areas of industrialization, imperialism, and the world wars.  Emphasis will also be placed on geographic, political, social, and economic forces behind today’s world.