Early Modern History
United States and World History from 1600 to 1850
minimum 8, maximum 16
Pre-requisites for class:
1 history credit or see options below
United States history is best studied in the context of the greater world history in which it resides. While history doesn't repeat itself, it does rhyme, and we can learn to see themes that cross across centuries and millennia and apply those to current World situations.
Some of the topics covered include the New World; Western Europe; Asia (China, Japan, India) and Eastern Europe; the American Revolution; the Age of Napoleon; Africa; Rebellion and Repression. While studying these topics we will use original sources, maps, and literature.
Classwork / Homework
Students will engage in presentation/lecture, learn note taking, class discussion, independent study, classical literature, memorization, and even food, to use the past as a lens to understand our current world. Students will print homework assignments from our Google classroom to complete weekly assignments. Each student will also keep a binder of all notes, maps, homework, timeline, handouts, for a final grade.
Approximate homework: 2 hours
This class satisfies 1/2 US History - 1/2 World History and 1/2 Geography Credit.
Required Books & Materials
Year 3 Early Modern Companion
available in e-book or hardcopy
(Discount code: 2023CLASSROOM15 when used at www.Biblioplan.net)
1 ½” 3 ring binder
Reinforced notebook paper
Binder pocket dividers (4)
Map pencils or fine markers