10th - 12th Grades


In this course students will study major turning points that shaped the modern world. Students will trace the rise of democratic ideas and develop an understanding of the historical roots of current world issues, especially as they pertain to international relations. Students will extrapolate from their American experience that democratic ideals are often achieved at a high price, remain vulnerable, and are not practiced everywhere in the world. Students develop an understanding of world issues and relate them to their historical, geographic, political, economic, and cultural contexts. Student will consider multiple accounts of events in order to understand international relations from a variety of perspectives. Students’ capacity to think analytically and critically will be challenged through examination of civic values as they expressed through national identity, heritage, and citizenship.

The majority of the text will be worked on out of class providing time for engaging discussions and group activities within class time. Students will participate in class projects, lectures, critical thinking, essay writing and test prep. Expect approximately two hours of homework a week to be completed on non-class days.



Must be able to write an essay, read and comprehend informational text at the high school level, and complete assignments outside of class.

Bethany McEfee


Phone: (530) 957-0828
Email: bmcefee.ila@gmail.com

Course Details

Day: Tue / Thur
Period: 2

Frequency: Twice per Week
Class Duration: Semester

Course Cost:   $200
Materials Cost:   $0
Materials Required


Textbook available FREE online.

If a print version is preferred find this text through your charter:

Modern World History: Patterns of Interaction ©2012

ISBN 978-0-547-49114-1



Other Materials:

3-ring binder, highlighters, spare paper and writing utensils

Payment Information

Private Funds Accepted? Yes

Cash: Yes
Check: Yes
Paypal: Inquire

Charter Funds Accepted? Yes

Forest: Yes
Horizons: Yes
Inspire Charter School: Yes
South Sutter: Yes
Visions: Yes

Instructor Biography

Biography goes here.