CHY4U World History Since the 15th Century – Grade 12 (University)
PREREQUISITE: Any university, university/college preparation course in Canadian and world studies, English, or social sciences and humanities
GRADE: 12 (University)
AVAILABILITY: Full-time – All Campuses, Private – All campuses, Blyth Academy Online
THE ONTARIO CURRICULUM: Canadian and World Studies
CHY4U online 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. In CHY4U online, students 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.
UNIT ONEThe World Re-invented
- In this unit, students will learn about the Renaissance. This period of time means rebirth and the term is used by scholars to refer to the time period from about 1400 to 1600 in Western Europe.
UNIT TWOContact and Conflict
- In this unit, students will learn about early voyages of exploration. From ancient times, Europeans had hypothesized about distant worlds. The Greeks speculated about Atlantis, Medieval maps placed Jerusalem at the centre and depicted a Garden of Eden at the edge of the known universe, along with references to heaven, hell, and strange lands on the borders of the Earth.
UNIT THREEAn Age of Enlightenment and Revolution
- In this unit, students will study the age of Enlightenment and Revolution. This period in Europe from the Peace of Augsburg in 1555 to the Peace of Westphalia in 1648 has been called the age of the religious wars. Conflicts arose between Protestants and Catholics, and sometimes Protestants and Protestants.
UNIT FOURIndustrialization, Liberalism, and Nationalism (1815-1871)
- In this unit, students will examine Industrialization, Liberalism, and Nationalism. This period began in Great Britain around 1750 passing through the Congress of Vienna in 1815 and ending in united Italy and Germany in 1871.
UNIT FIVEEuropean Hegemony (1871-1914)
- In this unit, students will explore European Hegemony. In this period, people accepted Newton’s vision of a harmonious machine-like universe, working according to laws that could be expressed in mathematical formulas. This gave birth to social philosophers in the nineteenth century who claimed to have discovered “scientific” socialism, and scholars who developed the “social sciences,” the systematic study of individual and social behaviour. The word “science” became synonymous with the idea of truth.
UNIT SIXThe World at War (1914-1945)
- In this unit, students will study the history of the first world war. World War I, known as the Great War, lasted until November 1918. The century that had started the French Revolution ended with unprecedented carnage, arresting the liberal optimism and the faith in progress that had dominated Western thinking since the Enlightenment. The Great War radically rearranged the map of Europe. By 1919, a host of new, independent states, supposedly based on the principle of nationality, had come into being.
UNIT SEVENThe West and the World, From 1945
- In this unit, students will examine the world from 1945 onwards. In this period, European states lost their centuries-old status as great colonial powers. Independence movements in the colonies forced the process of decolonization upon them. The Europeans often went reluctantly, and not without some vicious conflicts. Decolonization also had a powerful impact on domestic European politics. The emergence of Japan as a major industrial nation was also important for Europe and the West.
- This project is one of the final evaluations of CHY4U online. This project will be worth 10% of the final grade.
FINAL EXAMProctored Exam
- This exam is the final evaluation of CHY4U online. Students need to arrange their final exam 10 days in advance. All coursework should be completed and submitted before writing the final exam, please be advised that once the exam is written, any outstanding coursework will be given a grade of zero. The exam will be two hours.
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