GRADE 10:

MODERN WORLD HISTORY: 1500 TO 1945

I. Age of Exploration

A. Exchange of food, plants, livestock

B. Origins of Western Imperialism

C. Explorers' motives

II. Reformation

III. Absolutism and Constitutionalism in Europe

A. Centralization of power under monarchies

B. Constitutional monarchy in England

IV. Enlightenment

A. Scientific Revolution

B. New political & economic theories

V. Muslim World

A. African kingdoms

B. Slavery

C. Ottoman Empire

D. Mughal Empire

VI. French Revolution

A. Origins

B. International effects

VII. Napoleon

A. Napoleonic Code

B. Wars of expansion

VIII. Nationalism and Revolution

A. Congress of Vienna

B. Political ideologies

C. Nationalism* (research project)

IX. Industrial Revolution

A. Development

B. Shift from traditional class structures

C. Urbanization

X. Life in European Urban Society

XI. Nineteenth Century Imperialism

A. Causes

B. Responses to Western Imperialism

XII. World War I

XIII. World War II

A. Origins

B. Spread of authoritarian regimes

XIV. The Holocaust

 

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