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

Nicole Trusky
Average rating:4.9Number of reviews:(450)
In this 8 week course, students will study World History from the Cuban Missile Crisis, to the Cultural Revolution in China, the genocide in Rwanda, and world government issues of the 2000s. This is part 4 of a full year of World History.

Class experience

8 lessons//8 Weeks
 Week 1
Lesson 1
Lesson One
-Topics covered: Second Congo War, Patrice Lumumba Suggested video(s) to watch prior to Week 1: Crash Course Congo and Africa's World War 221 -Assassination of Patrice Lumumba activity Suggested video(s) to watch prior to Week 2: Crash Course Post-War Rebuilding and the Cold War European History #41, Crash Course Post-World War II Recovery European History #42
 Week 2
Lesson 2
Lesson Two
-Topics covered: Fidel Castro, Cuban Missile Crisis -Cuban Missile Crisis activity Suggested video(s) to watch prior to Week 3: Crash Course Communists, Nationalists, and China's Revolutions #37, Crash Course Protests East and West European History #45
 Week 3
Lesson 3
Lesson Three
-Topics covered: China's Cultural Revolution -China's Cultural Revolution lesson Suggested video(s) to watch prior to Week 4:
 Week 4
Lesson 4
Lesson Four
-Topics covered: 1973 Coup in Chile -1973 Chile Coup
 Week 5
Lesson 5
Lesson Five
-Topics covered: women in the late 20th Century, Pol Pot, Cambodia, Guatemalan Civil War -First Female Prime Minister of India activity -Khmer Rouge lesson -Rigoberta Menchu and the Guatemalan Civil War lesson Suggested video(s) to watch prior to Week 6: Crash Course The Soviet Bloc Unwinds European History #46, Crash Course The Fall of Communism European History #47
 Week 6
Lesson 6
Lesson Six
-Topics covered: Chernobyl disaster, collapse of the Berlin Wall, Velvet Revolution -Chernobyl Disaster activity -Velvet Revolution lesson -Collapse of Berlin Wall activity
 Week 7
Lesson 7
Lesson Seven
-Topics covered: Rwanda, genocide -Rwandan Genocide activity -One Hundred Days of Genocide in Rwanda
 Week 8
Lesson 8
Lesson Eight
-Topics covered: government structures in the early 21st century, UN Declaration of Human Rights, climate change, Greta Thunberg -UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights activity -Canadian Inuit Egalitarianism lesson -Finnish Government Structure activity -Greta Thunberg and Climate Change reading
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 cultural revolutions, China's Cultural Revolution, the Second Congo War, and the Rwandan genocide.
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
Each week, students will have work to do that would have been considered "in class" work if this were a live class. Instead, this could all be considered homework and students should expect there to be work to do each week. All work 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.
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. 
Average rating:4.9Number of reviews:(450)
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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