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Modern World History: Period E
Instructor: Mr. Ferreira, Jr.   
Welcome to the academic year 2017 - 2018 and to Modern World History, a course in which you will†examine & analyze†historical events and developments from the heights of the development of enlightened thinking†to†the depths of the degradations of trench warfare and genocide.

This course is intended for the student who is seriously interested in history. Students will learn content and interpretations of historic eras including:

†††††††† The Enlightenment and Revolutionary-era concepts

†††††††† the Industrial Revolution

†††††††† Post-Industrial Revolution science, culture, and reform (including Marxism)

†††††††† unification and problems of pre-World War I nationalism

†††††††† Western imperialism

†††††††† World War I and the Russian Revolution

†††††††† The Great Depression and the rise of the totalitarian dictators

†††††††† Developing-world political forces

†††††††† World War II

†††††††† the Cold War

†††††††† Post-Cold War eras

†††††††† World political, economic & social globalization


Students read a principal text and examine other document sources (i.e. primary source readings; history documentaries; audio recordings) and engage in activities such as critical thinking skill exercises, maps, debates, and timelines. Assessment is based on objective and essay tests, quizzes, outside projects, homework, classroom†activities, and a research paper.

We begin†the course†with an examination of social &†political ideas developed during the Age of the Enlightenment, ideas that became the foundation for the Declaration of Independence, the US†Constitution and the French Declaration of the Rights of Man & Citizen.††We hope you will be amazed at the power an idea, or multiple ideas, can and have had on the entire world.† To quote the title character†from the feature film, V for Vendetta,

"We are told to remember the idea, not the man, because a man can fail. He can be caught. He can be killed and forgotten. But four hundred years later an idea can still change the world. I've witnessed firsthand the power of ideas. I've seen people kill in the name of them; and die defending them. But you cannot kill an idea, cannot touch it or hold it."

Discussion Topics
Web Pages
Files
 Honours - Chapter Files
Unit Power Points, study guides and distributed readings
Homework
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