World History

World History is a required course and is a prerequisite for all other Social Studies classes at CHS. Its emphasis is on themes, trends, and events in history from the Renaissance (AD 1350) through the modern day world. In addition to the historical content of the course, students enrolled in the class will learn important skills relating to success in the Social Studies, in research and writing, and in general academic activities, which they can apply throughout their coursework at CHS. 

World History textbook - This is the textbook we use in World History. The entire text is available online (You'll need an access code: DBF6B287CD)

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 The historical content covered in this class is divided into six different units, each lasting approximately 4 weeks. They are:

World History A

  1. The World Before Modern Times (Prehistory to 1400)
  2. The Early Modern World (1350-1815)
  3. The Age of Revolutions (1550-1815)

World History B

  1. An Era of European Imperialism (1800-1914)
  2. The Twentieth Century Crisis (1914-1945)
  3. Toward a Global Civilization (1945-Present) 

Most units consist of a series of homework assignments and related classroom activities designed to establish a base understanding of the important themes of the unit, a number of vocabulary words linked to the content, a student-generated timeline assignment, an essay, a research assignment, and a unit test.

In addition to the units above, students will complete two research-based projects based on Washington State’s Classroom Based Assessments (CBAs), the state’s Social Studies “WASL’s”.

  • World History A: Causes of Conflict
  • World History B: Technology Through the Ages

Materials and information for each of these can be found online at the OSPI website, though the actual assignments in this class will be modified versions of what is available there..

A final exam, worth approximately 10% of the course grade, will be given at the end of each semester, covering (potentially) all the material presented during the term. This is one of the few assignments, tests, or projects that students may not retake (see retake policy above). However, students will have ample opportunities and guidance to identify key concepts to help them study and learn the material. Students are again encouraged to keep all assignments throughout the terms to help study for the course finals.

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