Modern World History – (0) Zero Period

Course No: 5202
Subject: Social Science
Grade Level: 10
Course Length: Year
UC/CSU Subject Approval: A
Prerequisite: Introduction for Ethnic Studies
Criteria for Enrollment: None
Fulfillments: Required for graduation

Study of the cultural, political, geopolitical, economic, and religious factors involved in global events from the Age of Exploration and Conquest to the present day. Mastery of basic historical content, the ability to analyze and interpret both primary and secondary source materials, note-taking and research skills will be developed. Writing skills for the Social Sciences, including the development of a formal thesis, the defense of that thesis through in-class writing and a formal research paper, and identifying historical significance are a major focus. Students will also be able to trace the roots of global inequality and consider the major world events of the 20th century that continue to form our modern world.

This course meets Monday-Thursday for 50 minutes (8:00 am – 8:50 am).  Students who will have morning practice or another morning commitment for the whole year that would prevent them from coming to class at 8:00 am should not take this class, as regular attendance is required.

This class is offered outside of the 9:00 am – 2:45 pm school day.  Zero period Modern World History classes will be of average size.  Courses offered during the 9:00 am – 2:45 pm school day will be double the average class size, team-taught by two teachers.