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    The World in 1750- The first unit covers the state of affairs in the world around the mid-18th century.  This unit also acts a review of the end of 9th Grade material including the Reformation in Europe as well as the Meso-American cultures in Central and South America


    Enlightenment & Revolution-  By the late 1700s, new and innovative political philosophies had successfully caused grassroots revolutions in places like the United States and France.  These revolutions touched off a new fervor of nationalism around the World by the 1800s.


    Industrialization-  By the mid-1800s, new technology in the United Kingdom sparked what became known as the “Industrial Revolution”.  Mechanization and production on a massive scale increased international trading and acted as a catalyst for globalization.  


    Imperialism-  As Western countries became very wealthy from international trading and production, they looked to other places to exploit and gain resources.  This dark time in history is crucial in not only understanding early 20th century Western thought but also significantly shaped our world today.  

     

    The Wars-  World War I and World War II have become defining points in world history.  This unit focuses on both the global impacts of the wars and the time period after World War I that caused World War II.  

    The Cold War-  The Cold War did not necessarily involve the same type of warfare as World War I or World War II but it is very important to study how different philosophies can be perceived and implemented throughout the world.  The Cold War affected  practically every continent, and even affected what is not on the Earth but in Space.  


    Decolonization & Contemporary Issues-  The last units of 10th Grade covers the time period in the late Cold War-present.  In this unit we explore the major problems that countries can have after gaining their independence such as war and genocide.  We will also examine current world issues with a focus on international trade groups and organizations.