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:
- Worlds Together, Worlds Apart Concise Edition by Pollard, Rosenberg and Tignor (W. W. Norton)
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.