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CHY4U World History

World History since the Fifteenth Century

University Prep.

Ministry of Education Course Title: Canadian and World Studies, Grade 12, University Preparation

Course Code: CHY4U                  

Grade Level: 12

Prerequisite: Any university or university/college preparation course in Canadian and world studies, English, or social sciences and humanities

Department: History

Course Description:

This course traces major developments and events in world history since approximately 1450. Students will explore social, economic, and political changes, the historical roots of contemporary issues, and the role of conflict and cooperation in global interrelationships. They will extend their ability to apply the concepts of historical thinking and the historical inquiry process, including the interpretation and analysis of evidence, as they investigate key issues and ideas and assess societal progress or decline in world history.

Total Time: 110 hours

Course Content

Unit 1 Historical Inquiry and Skill Development

A1. Historical Inquiry: use the historical inquiry process and the concepts of historical thinking when investigating aspects of world history since the fifteenth century;
A2. Developing Transferable Skills: apply in everyday contexts skills developed through historical investigation, and identify careers in which these skills might be useful.

Unit 2 The World, 1450-1650

B1. Social, Economic, and Political Context: analyse key aspects of social, economic, and political systems and structures in various regions of the world between 1450 and 1650 (FOCUS ON: Historical Significance; Historical Perspective)
B2. Communities, Conflict, and Cooperation: analyse relations between different groups in various regions of the world from 1450 to 1650 and how various factors affected these relations (FOCUS ON: Cause and Consequence; Continuity and Change)
B3. Identity, Citizenship, and Heritage: analyse, with reference to the contributions of specific individuals, ways in which ideas, values, and artistic production affected the development of identity, citizenship, and/or heritage in various societies between 1450 and 1650 (FOCUS ON: Historical Significance; Cause and Consequence)

Unit 3 The World, 1650-1789

C1. Social, Economic, and Political Context: analyse key social, economic, and political issues, trends, and/or developments in various regions of the world between 1650 and 1789 (FOCUS ON: Cause and Consequence; Continuity and Change)
C2. Communities, Conflict, and Cooperation: analyse interactions between different groups in various regions of the world from 1650 to 1789 and how various forces/factors affected those interactions (FOCUS ON: Cause and Consequence; Historical Perspective)
C3. Identity, Citizenship, and Heritage: analyse how political, social, economic, religious, and cultural ideas and practices in various regions of the world between 1650 and 1789 contributed to the development of identity, citizenship, and/or heritage (FOCUS ON: Historical Significance; Historical Perspective)

Unit 4 The World, 1789-1900

D1. Social, Economic, and Political Context: analyse the impact of key social, economic, and political issues, trends, and/or developments in various regions of the world between 1789 and 1900 (FOCUS ON: Historical Significance; Cause and Consequence)
D2. Communities, Conflict, and Cooperation: assess how war, revolution, reform, and other forces affected societies in various regions of the world between 1789 and 1900 (FOCUS ON: Historical Significance; Continuity and Change)
D3. Identity, Citizenship, and Heritage: analyse how new ideas and other cultural, social, and political developments affected the development of identity, citizenship, and/or heritage in societies in various regions of the world between 1789 and 1900 (FOCUS ON: Continuity and Change; Historical Perspective)

Unit 5 The World Since 1900

E1. Social, Economic, and Political Context: analyse the significance of various social, economic, and political policies, developments, and ideas in various regions of the world since 1900 (FOCUS ON: Historical Significance; Cause and Consequence)
E2. Communities, Conflict, and Cooperation: analyse interactions between various groups since 1900 and how key individuals and social, economic, and political forces have affected those interactions (FOCUS ON: Cause and Consequence; Historical Perspective)
E3. Identity, Citizenship, and Heritage: analyse the development of the rights, identity, and heritage of different groups around the world since 1900 (FOCUS ON: Continuity and Change; Historical Perspective)

Unit 6 Culminating Project

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