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Modern World History

The Beekman School's Modern World History Curriculum

This is a yearlong course, designed to begin with the Renaissance in Western Europe and proceed through the Cold War.  Given the current revolutionary atmosphere pervading the world, this class will view its topics through the lens of revolution.  Students will begin the year by creating their own definition of what a revolution is, and end the year reflecting on whether or not they need to change their initial belief.  The design emphasizes the relationship between global events as well as the interconnectedness of belief, political, social and economic systems, as well as other elements of culture including technology, conflict, environment, and modes of expression.  The course will approach topics from a global perspective and will devote some time to both current events and geography.

We are welcoming students to class this fall either via a hybrid in-person/online learning model in NYC or via fully remote, synchronous online classes. 

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