Modern American and World History
This course will be taught in tandem with Middle School Modern American and World Literature. Students may elect to take only the history course, but it is advised to take both the history and literature course to get the fullest understanding of the period. Students will learn about the period of history from the mid-19th century through modern day including the American Civil War, both World Wars, the spread of communism, the civil rights movement, and modern international conflicts. Students will read biographies and nonfiction works to engage with the history of their world.
Students may expect weekly reading assignments along with reading response questions for homework. Periodic writing assignments will be based on ideas discussed in class, and the writing process for history essays will be modeled.