This is a one-year survey course of world history. The course will cover history from 1500 a.d. (c.e.) to the present, with emphasis on Western Europe. Geographic influences on history will continue to be explored, but increasing attention will be given to political boundaries that developed with the evolution of nations. Significant attention will be given to the ways in which scientific and technological revolutions created new economic conditions that in turn produced social and political changes. Noteworthy people and events of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries will be emphasized for their strong connections to contemporary issues. Since this is a survey course, we will be studying each time period in relative detail but will not go into any one area in great depth. The purpose of this course is to provide you with a working knowledge of world history.
Graduate, an initiate where every graduate of Poquoson High School will experience in his/her K-12 career Content Knowledge, Workplace Skills, Career Exploration, Community Engagement, and Civic Responsibility. To reinforce this initiative, this course participates in Project Based Learning, where your student may work within a team on a sustained project that will include the “Five C’s” of Critical Thinking, Creative Thinking, Collaboration, Communication, and Citizenship.