• Wappingers Central School District

    Social Studies Department

    Course Syllabus

     

     

     

    September 2020 - Google Classroom Code - glsjxcq

     

     

     

     

    Course Name

    WORLD AT WAR

     

     

    Course Code

    D740

     

     

    Duration

    Half-Year

     

     

    Grade

    10-12

     

     

    Credit

    0.5

     

     

    Rank

    1.00

     

     

    Prerequisite

    None

     

     

    Assessment

    A teacher-generated final exam which is counted as 20% of the final course average.  Various essays, book reports, tests, etc.

     

     

    Textbook

    Teacher notes, various handouts and readings.

     

     

    Areas of Study

    This course is designed to give students an in-depth look at World War I, one of the major military conflicts of the 20th century.  The course will be lecture-driven, highlighted by historical-based videos, group discussions, readings and analysis, and essay writing.  The goal of the course is the analysis of the events that occurred and the decisions that were made leading up to and throughout the war, trying to answer the question of “why,” and not just a survey of who, what, where and when.

     

    1. Origins of WWI

    • Economic
    • Political
    • Social
    • Historical

    2. Major Battles of WWI

    • Western front
    • Eastern Front

    3. Global effects of WWI

    • Struggle of democratic government
    • Rise of totalitarian regimes
    • Role of “Major” powers
    • Destructive power of new technology

    4. Inter-war years

    • Europe
    • Asia
    • U.S.
    • Middle East

    5. Origins of WWII

    • Japan
    • Italy
    • Germany

    6. Major Battles of WWII

    • European Theatre
    • Battle of the Atlantic
    • Pacific Theatre
    • Pacific naval encounters

    7. Global effects of WWII

    • Rise of superpowers
    • Cold War