World History II
Assessment: Pre-Test, Lesson Practice, Unit Exams, Mid-Term Exam, Final Exam
Acellus World History II Plus examines world civilizations from 1200 AD to the present.
Course topics include:
- Asian Empires 1200 – 1800
- Renaissance and Reformation 1300 – 1650
- Exploration and Expansion 1400 – 1700
- Enlightenment and Historic Revolutions 1550 – 1800
- European Monarchs 1500 – 1800
- Industrialization and Nationalism 1700 – 1900
- World War I: 1914 – 1918
- Post WWI and Through World War II: 1919 – 1945
- Contemporary Issues: 1945 – Present
Course Objectives & Student Learning OutcomesThis course covers the history of our world from the 1200s to the present. Beginning with the Ottoman Empire, the Mughal Empire in India, the rise of the Chinese dynasties, and the feudal societies of Japan and Korea, the sequential events in history leading to the world as we know it, are examined. The periods of renaissance and reformation leading up to the Age of Enlightenment are presented in a way that helps the student understand how the desire for religious freedom led to exploration and colonization in the New World. The course emphasizes the influence of trade and conflict on the shaping of the European and American societies. The development of historical analysis skills, such as comparing and contrasting the cause-and-effect relationship between the conditions in Europe and the changes in world politics, are intertwined with the chronological sequence of history focusing on the conflicts and wars taking place in different parts of the world. The course concludes by discussing the nuclear arms race, the Cold War, and conflicts that continue today. Video presentations help all students, including struggling readers, acquire the knowledge of the events that shaped the world during this time period. The student is presented with a series of questions designed to test their grasp of the concept presented in the video.
This course was developed by the International Academy of Science. Learn More