Global Studies

Teacher:  Shannon Morocco and Jessica Stah
Extra Help: Tuesdays 3-4pm, room 205 or by appointment.

Course Overview

This course will introduce students to a variety of worldwide social, cultural and historical happenings from 1800 to the present. Through a variety of classroom activities and rich primary and secondary sources, students will acquire a foundation to understand the complexities of global conflicts and to analyze how events, ideas, and structures of the past continue to shape our world today. The units of study will include: Revolution, Imperialism, Genocide, Economic Progress and Human Rights. The course will include the Capstone Project which will give each student the challenge and opportunity to demonstrate their progress and abilities in the 4 skills of Historical Thinking: Research, Effective Communication, Enduring Understanding, and Work Habits. The goal of the capstone is to practice and apply research strategies and written expression on a topic related to the course. Students will develop, revise and complete a Historical Essay that answers their research question, incorporates persuasive evidence, follows language conventions.