What topics will I learn about in World History: Modern?

World History: Modern is designed not only to introduce students to the modern era of world history, but also to help them evaluate the people, events, and ideas of world history from a biblical worldview. This course will cover the history of the world from 1200 AD to the present day.

As they examine the history of the modern era, students will refine their analytical abilities and critical thinking skills in order to understand historical and geographical context, make comparisons across cultures, use documents and other primary sources, and recognize and discuss different interpretations and historical frameworks.

Students successfully completing this course will be able to:

  • Know important facts, concepts, and theories pertaining to modern world history and give a biblical-worldview analysis of those facts, concepts, and theories.
  • Place important historical events, individuals, and movements in chronological order.
  • Analyze and interpret basic data relevant to modern world history.
  • Understand the interaction between the environment and the development of human societies and cultures in the modern era.
  • Analyze the similarities and differences between peoples and cultures of the modern world.
  • Trace the development of nations, cultures, and empires.
  • Biblically understand the impact of the major world religions on the modern era.
  • Understand the importance of trade networks, empires, exploration, industrialization, revolution, and globalization during the progression of the modern era.