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Social Studies: Introduction to the Origins of Modern International Relations

Rigorous but enjoyable educational journey into the origins of modern international relations that still impacts our present world
Zbysek Brezina, PhD
94 total reviews for this teacher
21 reviews for this class
Completed by 34 learners
year olds
learners per class


Charged upfront
$25 per class
Meets 1x per week
Over 15 weeks
50 minutes per class
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Class Experience

The class has two main goals.  One is to provide students with a basic factual knowledge of the origins of the international politics/relations of the modern world.  Just as important, however, is the ability to use this information productively to evaluate, synthesize, or interpret key facts and ideas. The instructor will provide websites for students to read to gather information, and also present factual information in class. Students will learn how to integrate factual data into some basic understanding of how the modern world arose and the world issues which concern policymakers and citizens today.  This class will thus emphasize the development of cognitive skills such as primary source analysis, logical inferences, and map construction and interpretation.  
Students will be required to research and analyze the development of their country in relationship to the development of Europe as a whole and make decisions regarding the possible future development of their country (additional details will be explained in class). Also they will read various documents and articles. 
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
50 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.


Zbysek Brezina, PhD
Lives in the United States
Former Professor of History
94 total reviews
109 completed classes

About Me

I have taught history and social studies for over twenty-five years at all levels, including elementary school, middle school, high school, and college. I have a Ph.D. in history from Boston University, and spent ten years as a tenure-track... 
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