Course: SS503 20th Century World History

Grade: 11, 12

Subject Area: Social Studies

Type: Standard

Credits: 0.5

Course Information:

The focus of the course will deal with the social, economic, and political developments of the twentieth century with a heavy emphasis on World Wars I and II as well as current events. The course begins with World War I and how this conflict laid the foundation for the rise of dictator states which emerged in Europe during the 1920s and 1930s and contributed to the outbreak of World War II. After a study of World War II and its consequences the course looks at the causes and types of conflicts that we have today and how past events have shaped these conflicts.


  • Acquire knowledge of basic events and movements in World History over last the century

  • Understand the patterns and connections of historical events to past eras

  • Express historical understanding through clear, coherent, and organized written communication

  • Identify main ideas, analyze supporting details, and evaluate inferences within discipline specific readings

  • Use appropriate technology to gather, analyze, apply, and synthesize historical data and information

  • Read primary source historical documents to form logical inferences about historical events or movements and discern between varying points of view