WORLD AT WAR: THE STORY OF WORLD WARS I AND II
11th – 12th Grade
Credit – 1/2
Semester 1 or 2This course examines the causes, major events, battles and personalities involved and effects of World Wars I and II. Though the military aspects of these conflicts will be emphasized, other cultural, social, and political themes will not be neglected. A global approach will be taken, emphasizing the “world” aspects of the two wars. A diverse reading list will be offered to students, giving them some flexibility in terms of areas of study emphasis. A rich collection of video support will highlight key moments in the story of these wars. Included in some of the major units of study will be origins of WWI and II, tactics, strategies and generals, impact of new weapons, the rise of dictators, the Holocaust, and the morality of strategic bombing.Teachers
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