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History 12

Prerequisite: Social Studies 11, Civics 11, or First Nations Studies 12

What was the “Cold War”? What is the “global economy”? How did the current state of global alliances and economics come about? What do your parents mean when they talk about “the bomb”, J.F.K. and Viet Nam? What was so special about the 60’s anyway? If you are interested in answering these questions and having a greater understanding of contemporary issues,then this course may be for you.

This course examines some of the major events of the 20th century focusing primarily on the period of time between the Russian Revolution and today. Students will be expected to acquire a detailed knowledge of specific trends in 20th century society. The object of the course is to provide a disciplined study of history in this century with a continued emphasis on developing critical thinking skills.

Specific topics studied include:
• The Effects of World War I
• The Russian Revolution
• Totalitarian States Between the Wars
• The Great Depression
• Asia in the 1920's and 1930's
• International Relations Between the Wars & the Coming of World War II
• World War II
• The Cold War
• Korean War