Course Description:This course explores history and geography from 1500 A. D. to the present, with emphasis on Western Europe. Geographic influences on history continue to be explored, but increasing attention is given to political boundaries that developed with the evolution of nations. Significant attention will be given to the ways in which scientific and technological revolutions created new economic conditions that in turn produced social and political changes. Noteworthy people and events of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries will be emphasized for their strong connections to contemporary issues. This course is not required for graduation but will help to satisfy a history requirement for an advanced diploma. Continual review of content will prepare students for the end-of-course SOL test. Students must pass both the course and SOL test to earn a verified credit.
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