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Early Modern History

United States and World History from 1600 to 1850

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Jennifer Edmunson


Class size:

minimum 8, maximum 16


Additional fees:



Class time:

WED  (3) 12:05-1:25

THURS (1) 8:45-10:10:05


Pre-requisites for class:



Graduation requirement:

1 history credit

  • Course Description

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 events 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.  

  • Required Books & Materials

Year 3 Early Modern Companion

available in e-book or hardcopy


(There will be a 15% discount code for purchase.)

  • 1 ½” 3 ring binder

  • Reinforced notebook paper

  • Writing utensils

  • Binder pocket dividers (4)

  • Map pencils or fine markers

  • Scissors

  • Clear Box tape (not transparent wrapping tape)

Contact the instructor if you have additional questions.
  • 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

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