Middle School Contemporary World History A/B

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In Middle School Contemporary World History, you’ll explore major historical events around the world throughout. You’ll develop your historical thinking skills, learn about the major religions and classical civilizations of several regions around the world, examine the origins and developments of European exploration, learn about the causes and effects of the Renaissance and the Reformation, and you’ll explore revolutions that occurred from 1789 to 1848, including the Scientific Revolution, the American Revolution, and the French Revolution. Moving into the modern era, you’ll then explore the causes and effects of the Industrial Revolution, the spread of nationalism in Europe, and the Russian Revolution, analyze imperialism in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries and examine the causes and consequences of World War I. and World War II, analyzing the factors that started the war and the impact of the war, explore the rise and fall of communism in the Soviet Union and China and learn about the Cold War between the United States and the Soviet Union, analyze the effects of decolonization in Southeast Asia and Africa, study the modernization of China and the rise of nationalism in the Middle East, and explore economic globalization and evaluate the benefits and challenges of living in the modern world.