This course enables students to explore the historical development of people, places, and patterns of life from 1500 A.D. to the present. Students will learn how the world shifted from medieval ways of life and thinking to “modern” thought and action. Content will begin with the Renaissance in Italy and extend to the modern day, examining politics and government, economics, military, society, and culture.
This course aligns with the Virginia Standards of Learning for World History & Geography 1500–Present.
- Completion of a middle school-level civics class (recommended)
Course Texts and Materials
- All resources are provided within the course.
Starting 2021–2022: Offered in two half-credit semesters.
- 04053 World History & Geography: 1500 A.D. to the Present Sem 1 (0.5 cr)
- Full Year, Semester 1 (fall, 18 weeks)
- Fall Block, Semester 1 (early fall, 9 weeks)
- Spring Block, Semester 1 (early spring, 9 weeks)
- 04053 World History & Geography: 1500 A.D. to the Present Sem 2 (0.5 cr)
- Full Year, Semester 2 (spring, 18 weeks)
- Fall Block, Semester 2 (late fall, 9 weeks)
- Spring Block, Semester 2 (late spring, 9 weeks)
Note: For Summer Session 2021, this course is offered as a single, 1.0 credit, 6-week course.