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World History II (Full Year) - Part 2 of 4 - Self-Paced

Nicole Trusky
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In this 8 week course, students will study World History from the Industrial Revolution through Imperialism. This is part 2 of a full year of modern World History. #academic

Class Experience

8 lessons//8 Weeks
 Week 1
Lesson 1
Lesson One
-Topics covered: Industrial Revolution in England, life as a factory worker, laws regulating labor Suggested video(s) to watch prior to Week 1: Crash Course Coal, Steam, and the Industrial Revolution #32, Crash Course The Industrial Revolution European History #24 -Factory Life lesson
 Week 2
Lesson 2
Lesson Two
-Topics covered: Industrial Revolution in Europe, Capitalism, Karl Marx, Communism -Free Market Capitalism lesson -Karl Marx and Classless Society lesson Suggested video(s) to watch prior to Week 3: Crash Course Imperialism #35, Crash Course Expansion and Resistance European History #28
 Week 3
Lesson 3
Lesson Three
-Topics covered: Imperialism, Opium trade -Britain Requests Trading Privileges activity -Protesting the Opium Trade activity Suggested video(s) to watch prior to Week 4: Crash Course Asian Responses to Imperialism 213
 Week 4
Lesson 4
Lesson Four
-Topics covered: Imperialism, Sepoy Rebellion -Sepoy Rebellion lesson
 Week 5
Lesson 5
Lesson Five
-Topics covered: Imperialism, King Leopold and the Congo Free State -French Imperialism activity -King Leopold and the Congo Free State lesson Suggested video(s) to watch prior to Week 6: Crash Course Modern Life European History #30
 Week 6
Lesson 6
Lesson Six
-Topics covered: Imperialism, Battle of Adwa, Afghanistan and Imperialism -Battle of Adwa lesson -Indonesia Battles Imperialism activity
 Week 7
Lesson 7
Lesson Seven
-Topics covered: the Meiji Restoration -Meiji Leaders and "Civilization" lesson -Meiji Restoration images activity
 Week 8
Lesson 8
Lesson Eight
-Topics covered: women's rights in the early 20th Century -Chinese Women's Freedoms in 1907 lesson -Anti-Suffrage in Great Britain lesson
  • When students complete this class, they should be able to look at any historic document and "source" it. They will be able to determine who the author is, what the author's authority is, when the source was written and if that date impacts the source's reliability. They will also know how to take two accounts of the same story and pull corroborating facts out. They will know how to determine which sources are reliable and which are not. They will know what primary and secondary sources are. They will learn key events and concepts in modern World History including the Industrial Revolution, Imperialism, and resistance to Imperialism.
I have been studying history almost my entire life and earned both an undergraduate and graduate degree in history, though my Masters is in American Studies. I have been teaching both World and US History in person to homeschoolers for several years and have been teaching history on Outschool for almost as long.
Homework Offered
Students will be given homework some weeks. All homework will be given in pdf form so that students can print the worksheets or they can upload the pdf to kamiapp.com and type directly onto the pdf. Students are strongly encouraged to either watch Crash Course (or similar) videos or read a World History book of their choosing that covers that topics we are discussing in class. All reading and/or video watching will be done as homework.
1 - 2 hours per week outside of class
Assessments Offered
Student progress will be assessed through their in-class work and homework.
Grades Offered
Grades provided by request at end of class.
Students will be given pdfs each week that contain the in-class work and homework. These pdfs need to be printed or if the student prefers to type answers, pdfs can be uploaded to the Kami App website and students can type directly onto the pdfs.

Students are strongly encouraged to either watch Crash Course (or similar) videos or read a World History book of their choosing that covers that topics we are discussing in class.
As with any World History course, we will be covering topics like death, war, racism, slavery, sex, violence, and sexism. I will not shy away from these topics, but will help the students understand that though racism, slavery, sexism, etc. are part of the fabric of World History, they are not acceptable by our standards today.

If your learner chooses to use the Kami app in class, they will be using the external Kami website. 
Most sources used in this class are primary sources from the time period we are studying. They are sources from a wide range of ethnicities, geographical regions, backgrounds, and time periods. Any information that is not from a primary source will be from either Stanford Education or  what is referred to as “common knowledge,” in other words things like dates, names, events, etc. that are common knowledge to anyone who has studied the topic. 
Joined August, 2019
Teacher expertise and credentials
Master's Degree in History
Bachelor's Degree in History
Hi everyone! I'm Nicole Trusky, a homeschooling mom of three and lover of all things history and pop culture! I have a Master in Humanities with a concentration in American Studies and have been studying history for as long as I can remember (my... 
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