Washington World History (Apex)

In Washington World History, students study the major turning points that shaped the modern world, including the expansion of Islamic and Asian empires, transoceanic exploration, the Atlantic slave trade, the Enlightenment, industrialization, imperialism, nationalism, political revolutions, the world wars, the Cold War, decolonization, and globalization. By presenting content from multiple perspectives and through diverse primary and secondary source materials, this course provides students with a solid foundation in the history of the modern era and prepares them to be active and informed citizens of the world. 

Through critical reading activities, feedback-rich instruction, and application-oriented assignments, students develop their ability to conduct research, analyze sources, make arguments, and take informed action. In written assignments and projects, students address critical questions about the history of the modern era. In discussion activities, students respond to diverse opinions, take positions, and defend their own claims. Formative and summative assessments provide students — and teachers — with ample opportunities to check in, review, and evaluate students' progress in the course. 

This course aligns to the Washington State K-12 Learning Standards for Social Studies.

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