Global History 12

Course Description

Global History 12 explores major contemporary global issues, using the discipline of history, in an attempt to answer the question, “How did the world arrive at its current state at the beginning of the twenty-first century?” Global History 12 is organized into six units: The Global Historian, The Dynamics of Geo-Political Power, The Challenge of Economic Disparity, The Pursuit of Justice, and Societal Change. The Global Historian introduces students to the discipline of history and establishes important year-long expectations related to skills and understandings, including the concept of interdependence. The Dynamics of Geo-Political Power examines the “Cold War” as well as the current and future geo-political situation in the world. The Challenge of Economic Disparity investigates the economic disparity between the countries of the “North” and those of the “South” in the world today. The Pursuit of Justice looks at the events and forces that have shaped contemporary conceptions of justice. Societal Change looks at technological development, societal change, as well as the ethical and moral implications of both. Global History 12 students will also be expected to employ research methods appropriate to the discipline of history.

Updated August 25, 2021