Course Syllabus 2012-2013Teacher: Ms. Mirco Tutoring Time: Wednesdays 7:15-7:45 (students must request a pass at least 1 day prior)Course Title: World Geography, History & Culture: Patterns of Continuity and Change –The Great Global Convergence (1400-1800) to the PresentCourse Description:Students will study the world from the Age of Exploration to contemporary times in order
to understand the implications of increased global interactions. The focus will remain on
the discipline of geography. Through an investigation of the various factors that shaped the
development of societies and regions in the modern world and global interactions, students
will examine both similarities and differences among world regions. A conscious effort should
be made to include an integrated study of various societies and regions from every continent
throughout the semester/year. During this study, students will learn to recognize and interpret the
“lessons of history;” those transferable understandings that are supported throughout time by
recurring themes and issues. The standards are organized around five strands and these strands
should not be taught in isolation, but woven together in an integrated study that helps students
better understand the modern world.

Main Topic
Estimated Month Covered
Map Skills & Geography
August
Absolute Monarchs in Europe
September


Enlightenment & Revolutions
September

The French Revolution & Napoleon
September-October
Nationalist Revolutions
October
Industrial Revolution
November
The Age of Imperialism
December
Transformations Around the Globe
January
World War I
January-February
Russian Revolution
February
Hitler, World War II, & the Holocaust
March
The Cold War, Korean War, & Vietnam War
April
Colonies Gain Independence
April-May
Struggles to Maintain Democracy
May
Global Interdependence
May/June

*Quarterly Common Assessments will be given with this course, along with a Measure of Student Learning (MSL) Assessment at the end of the year.










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