Modern World Studies
The students will learn about the development, success and impact of modern revolutions including, but not limited to, those of South Africa, China, Brazil, and the Middle East. They will have assessments that include a book journal, personal response paper, tests, quizzes, projects, and homework.
Currently the students are reading a book called “We just want to live here” by Amal Rifa’I, Sylke Tempel, and Odelia Ainbinder. The story is an unlikely teenage friendship with a Palestinian teenager and an Israeli teenager. They will be creating a book journal as they read this book.
American Studies 10
This course is the second in a two year program in American Studies and focuses on 20th Century American history beginning with World War II and finishing with the beginnings of the 21st Century. Major areas of focus will include the major wars fought by the U.S., the Cold War, the major social movements for civil rights of the major minority groups in the U.S., the expanding global role of the United States during the remainder of the 20th and leading into the 21st Century. Students will use a variety of primary and secondary sources to explore the many challenges faced during this time period. This course fulfills 1 credit towards the graduation requirements.
The students will be required to complete a Final Assessment Paper and Project – the rubrics are on the tabs below.