Advanced World History B AP a-g

Advanced World History B

$249.00

Teen Focus 12+

Advanced World History is a high school level course adapted from college-level materials with a focus on primary source analysis and critical thinking, including a truly global approach to world history. Advanced World History B spans 1450 CE to the present day to expose students to diverse and significant world history stories.

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Advanced World History is a high school level course adapted from college-level materials with a focus on primary source analysis and critical thinking, including a truly global approach to world history. Advanced World History B spans 1450 CE to the present day to expose students to diverse and significant world history stories.

Advanced World History B, a semester-long course, uses a global, chronological approach to get students to think like true world historians. As we move from the end of the Middle Ages to the connected world of the moment, students will encounter abundant primary sources, story maps and opportunities to learn from each other through webinar and forum discussions.

Major topics of Advanced World History B:

  • Contact, commerce and Colonization (1450 – 1600)
  • Worlds entangled (1600 – 1750)
  • Cultures of splendor and power (1500 – 1780)
  • Reordering the world (1750 – 1850)
  • Alternative visions of the nineteenth century
  • Nations and empires (1850 – 1914)
  • An unsettled world (1890 – 1914)
  • Of masses and visions of the modern (1910 – 1939)
  • The three-world order (1940 – 1975)
  • Globalization (1970 – 2000)
  • 2001 – the present

This is a 16-week class for teens working at an advanced high school level. Weekly webinars are 50 minutes long. Recordings are available for students who must miss a session.

Link to Required Book:

This textbook is the latest revision of a text currently in use at respected universities across America.  We have selected this particular edition for its inclusion of the new online study technology, InQuizitive. Please be very careful to acquire the 2015 one-volume Concise Edition ISBN 978-0-393-91846-5 with InQuizitive registration card so that your student will be able to fully participate in all aspects of the course. An inexpensive Ebook version is also available. We strongly recommend ordering directly from Norton to ensure you get the correct edition.

Topics Covered

Beyond the Renaissance
Exploration and the Columbian Exchange
Age of Stimulants and Slavery
Transformations and Connections
The World Being Changed
The Reign of Terror
Revolutions Abound
Nationalism and Imperialism
Pushing Back on Imperialism
Responses to Colonialism
Everything's 'Great': War and Depression
Mass Movements
World War and Cold War
Decolonization
Globalization
The 21st Century Arrives

Challenge Level

Aimed at students ready for work appropriate to grades 11 through 12. This is an upper high school history course open to students ages 12 and up who are prepared to encounter and discuss challenging historical events at an accelerated pace.

Time Commitment

Most students report spending approximately 4 hours per week on homework outside of the webinar.

Instructor

Headmaster Galahad

Reading List

Worlds Together, Worlds Apart Concise Edition (2015)
(E-book also available)

Usually Offered

Spring Semester

Prerequisites

Advanced World History A or equivalent. Students must be prepared to read and analyze challenging material at an upper high school/early college level. Students must also be able to write multi-paragraph texts independently and participate actively in written discussion forums and webinars.

Available Sessions

Spring 2019 Thursday 10am Pacific, Spring 2018 Tuesday 11am Pacific