9th Pre-AP World History



Pre-AP World History Syllabus 

Kendall Tankersley



Text: Modern World History: Patterns of Interaction

Course Description:

At this grade level, students continue the study of world history from 1500 to the present. Through historical inquiry, students gain an understanding and appreciation of history as a story of people much like themselves, and they become increasingly able to understand global interdependence and connections among world societies. The course directs students to think critically about the forces that combined to shape the world today. It allows them to analyze development and changes in the European, Asian, African, and American civilizations and ways in which interactions of these cultures have influenced the formation of today’s world.

Course Outline:

1st Nine Weeks: ALCOS Standards 1-5

  • Renaissance and Reformation
  • European Exploration
  • Physical and Cultural Development of India, Africa, Japan and China
  • Absolutism and Constitutionalism
  • DBQ/Writing

2nd Nine Weeks: ALCOS Standards 6-10

  • Scientific Revolution and Enlightenment
  • Latin American Revolution
  • French Revolution
  • Industrial Revolution and Urbanization
  • DBQ/Writing

3rd Nine Weeks: ALCOS Standards 11-13

  • Nationalism and Imperialism
  • World War I
  • Post-World War I
  • DBQ/Writing

4th Nine Weeks: ALCOS Standards 14-17

  • World War II
  • Post World War II
  • Democracy and Nationalism in the 20th and 21st Centuries
  • DBQ/Writing