WORLD HISTORY CLASSES
MODERN WORLD HISTORY
UNIT 1: Towards World War II
This course is designed to be an examination of the fundamental historic themes that have shaped world history from the mid- twentieth century to today. Students will gain prospective as to how major events such a world war, dictatorships, the cold war, decolonization, the fall of communism, and terrorism, have impacted our modern society.
UNIT 2: Start of World War II
UNIT 3: U.S. Enters World War II
UNIT 4: War in the Pacific
UNIT 5: The Cold War
UNIT 6: An Independent World
UNIT 7: The End of Communism
UNIT 8: A World of Terror
ANCIENT WORLD HISTORYThis course is designed to give students an in-depth look at how past cultures have impacted our modern society. We will follow the progression of history and cultural contributions of people who lived from the beginning of history through the Middle Ages.
UNIT 1: Prehistory
UNIT 2: Mesopotamia
UNIT 3: Egypt
UNIT 4: India
UNIT 5: China
UNIT 6: Greece
UNIT 7: Rome
UNIT 8: Rise of Islam
UNIT 9: Middle Age
MIDDLE WORLD HISTORYThis course is designed to be an examination of the fundamental historic themes that have shaped world history from the Middle Ages into the Twentieth Century and their impact on our modern society.
UNIT 1: Renaissance
UNIT 2: Empires of Africa
UNIT 3: Europe Expands to America
UNIT 4: The Moslem World Expands
UNIT 5: Kings and Queens of England
UNIT 6: The End of French Monarchy
UNIT 7: Unification of Prussia, Russia, and Austria
UNIT 8: The Industrial Revolution
UNIT 9: Imperialism
UNIT 10: World War I
CORE CURRICULUM - HISTORY STANDARDS
Social Studies Standards Grades 9-121. Understand historical patterns, periods of time, and the relationships among these elements.
2. Understand how and why people create, maintain, or change systems of power, authority, and governance.
3. Understand the role of culture and cultural diffusion on the development and maintenance of societies.
4. Understand the role of individuals and groups within a society as promoters of change or the status quo.
5. Understand the effects of economic needs and wants on individual and group decisions.
6. Understands the effects of geographic factors on historical events.
7. Understand the role of innovation on the development and interaction of societies.
8. Understand cause and effect relationships and other historical thinking skills in order to interpret events and issues.
From the ELL web page...
Terry Hinzmann, history teacher, hails from Clarissa, Minnesota. He and his wife (also a teacher) live in Atlantic and have two children, Nick and Alisha. He is in his 28th year of teaching and has taught ELLs throughout much of his career. One of his favorite memories is helping two Vietnamese students who just arrived in America adjust to school and become kickers on the high school football team. But what he enjoys most about teaching is that moment when the "light bulb" shines and a struggling student understands.