MS Contemporary World History A/B

Middle School Contemporary World is informed by the College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Framework for Social Studies State Standards and delivers instruction, practice, and review designed to build middle school students' knowledge of contemporary world geography, cultures, civics, and economics. By honing their ability to analyze the physical, social, and political forces that shape our world, students build the depth of knowledge and higher-order thinking skills required to demonstrate their mastery when put to the test.The two-semester course is arranged in themed units, each with three to six lessons. In each unit, activities make complex ideas about the modern world accessible through focused content, guided analysis, multimodal representations, and personalized feedback. Each lesson includes a variety of activities, such as direct instruction, application of skills, performance tasks, and formative and summative assessments. Students engage with the subject matter in an interactive, feedback-rich environment as they progress through standards-aligned content and demonstrate their learning through computer- and teacher-scored assignments.

This updated course was originally created for Apex Courses and is now available in Courseware.