Events and Topics Student won’t learn unless they take Modern World History

After the 2013-2014 school year, it will be an option in many districts for students to learn about…

  • Scientific Revolution and Enlightenment 
  • The French Revolution and Napoleon
  • Latin American Revolutions
  • The Industrial Revolution 
  • Nationalism and European Unification
  • Imperialism and Colonialism
  • Russo – Japanese War
  • World War I and the Russian Revolution (beyond the American experience)
  • World War II (beyond the American experience)
  • Churchill’s Words and Leadership
  • Chinese Civil War and Establishment of the Peoples Republic of China 
  • Gandhi and Indian Independence
  • Holocaust and Modern Genocides
  • Establishment of the United Nations, GATT, WTO, and IMF
  • The Cold War (beyond the American Experience)
  • Pinochet’s Coup and rule of Juan and Eva Peron
  • The Iranian Revolution
  • Britain’s Iron Lady
  • Glasnost, Perestroika, and Mikhail Gorbachev
  • Tank Man in Tiananmen Square and the Fall of the Berlin Wall
  • Establishment of the European Union
  • Apartheid and Nelson Mandela
  • Impact of new technologies in the Information Age
  • Origins of global terrorism and terror networks such as Al-Queda
  • The Rise of China and India as economic and military powers

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